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Why is High Blood Pressure Dangerous?

The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage. Here are kind of damage things that you will face if you keep the high blood pressure in you.

1. Stroke
A stroke is a temporary interruption in the supply of blood to one or more areas of the brain. Specifically, the lack of blood means that the brain tissue is deprived of oxygen. Because brain tissue uses oxygen at an exceptionally high rate, even an interruption for a few seconds can cause potentially serious complications. The increased stroke risk from high blood pressure is directly related to how high the blood pressure is, and decreases along with blood pressure readings.

2. Heart Failure
To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, your heart muscle thickens. Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body’s needs, which can lead to heart failure.

3. Heart Attack
The heart can be damaged and lose its ability to effectively pump blood. A heart attack happens when, for various reasons, the supply of oxygen to the heart is interrupted. High blood pressure make your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood and it make the supply of oxygen to the heart interrupted and can not doing well which can lead to heart attack.

4. Trouble with memory or understanding
Uncontrolled high blood pressure also may affect your ability to think, remember and learn. Trouble with memory or understanding concepts is more common in people who have high blood pressure.

5. Aneurysm
Over time, the constant pressure of blood moving through a weakened artery can cause a section of its wall to enlarge and form a bulge (aneurysm). An aneurysm can potentially rupture and cause life-threatening internal bleeding. Aneurysms can form in any artery throughout your body, but they’re most common in the aorta, your body’s largest artery.

6. Kidney Failure
High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It’s a dangerous cycle.

7. Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, formerly called impotence, is the inability to obtain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity. It’s more common in men over 65, but it can occur at any age.

It happens because the excess pressure in the blood vessels actually causes damage to small arteries in the penis. Normally, these arteries dilate in response to sexual stimulation, allowing more blood to flow into the spongy tissue of the penis to produce an erection. It is thought that excessive pressure on these arteries may cause tiny tears, which the body then repairs. In response to these tears, the healed arteries become thicker, allowing them to better resist further damage. These thicker arteries, though, aren’t able to respond as fast, or as completely, to demands for extra blood, so they become a sort of dam in the flow of blood to the erectile tissues of the penis.

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