What Is High Blood Pressure?
Your blood pressure can be too high or too low. The more serious and more common problem is high blood pressure (HBP), also called hypertension. This is when the force of this vital fluid pushing against the artery walls is too strong.
What are the effects of high blood pressure?
Over time, the effects of high blood pressure can be serious and even be fatal. It can adversely affect your arteries and vital organs, such as your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. It can cause plaque build-up in arteries, resulting in heart attack, stroke, brain aneurysm, or other organ failures.