Sometimes known as the “silent killer”, high blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for death globally. Each year, it claims more than 10 million lives through conditions like heart disease and strokes, as well as increasing the risk of kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease and vascular dementia.
“Any increase in your blood pressure puts more pressure on your circulatory system, which circulates blood from your heart all around your body,” explains Joanne Whitmore, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation (BHF). That pressure can cause damage to your blood vessels, and this can have an impact on your blood supply to any part of the body – but particularly your heart and brain, she adds.
Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/tips-prevent-high-blood-pressure-2096368