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There are several known and unknown high blood pressure dangers that you may not realize are even possible. That's why high blood pressure is a silent killer. It often affects you without any warning signs at all.
Slowly it works to damage and weaken the blood vessels throughout your body, which in turn causes a wide range of problems.
When it comes to high blood pressure, everyone needs regular screening of the condition. The sooner it is detected, the fewer risks will play out. The key is priming your pump - your heart, on a daily basis with these easily implemented guidelines.
What are these risks? The biggest damage to the body is found in the arteries. The heart’s arteries are flexible, and they are elastic. Blood flows easily through them because the lining is smooth. This allows nutrients and oxygen to get throughout the body.
when the amount of pressure in the arteries increases, this gradually
causes a variety of conditions to take place. One of those is atherosclerosis, which is the thickening and the narrowing of the blood vessels.
As you can imagine, with the blood vessels being smaller and less able to bend and flex, less blood can get throughout the body. That means that vital nutrients and oxygen cannot get to the organs of the body effectively.
I recently read an article in the AARP Magazine written by Sari Harrar about this new heart disease breakthrough where doctors can use these smart stethoscopes, called the Eco Duo, can detect the slightest heart murmurs before they are normally heard. This a high blood pressure danger that conventional stethoscopes often miss, because there is just no early warning of this danger.
This has changed the paradigm for early diagnosis, because heart-valve disease affects up to 13.2 percent of adults over 65 years, increasing the risk for heart failure, stroke, and blood clots, as valve flaps thicken and stiffen with age, weakening the heart’s ability to pump blood.
Heart murmurs can occur as part of the high blood pressure medications side effect. This I know for sure because I also at one time had a slight heart murmur and when I was taken off that particular medication it all went away.
Remember we all have to be an advocate for our own wellness, so I encourage you to take care of this silent killer by going to your doctor and asking about these new stethoscopes that can be part of your early prevention plan and be free from heart-health worry.
Another of the dangers of this silent killer high blood pressure is an aneurysm. This occurs when the blood vessels become so damaged that a weakened artery’s wall will enlarge and bulge. It is possible that this can rupture, causing life threatening bleeding internally.
It can happen in any of the blood vessels of the body through the aorta, which is also the largest artery, and is the most likely place for it to happen.
There are many other high blood pressure risk, including the following:
These are just some of the high blood pressure dangers that you face when you have hypertension. It is important for you to seek out treatment for your condition to avoid many of these dangers.