Complications of hypertension
Complications of hypertension

When blood pressure stays high over time, it can damage the body and cause severe complications.

Hypertensive heart disease risks
Hypertensive heart disease risks

The main risk factor for hypertensive heart disease is high blood pressure. The risk is increased if you're overweight.

Blood pressure (BP) chart
Blood pressure (BP) chart

Use this blood pressure chart to learn what your blood pressure numbers mean.

Human blood pressure readings
Human blood pressure readings

A healthy blood pressure is 120/80 or less, but the lower you can get it, the better it is.

Women's blood pressure chart table
Women's blood pressure chart table

According to a study, ap to about age 55, women are less likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension) than men. But after that, blood pressure in women tends to rise more sharply than it does in men. Hormones are considered a reason for this.

Rupture of blood vessels due to hypertension
Rupture of blood vessels due to hypertension

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage and weaken your blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. A ruptured aneurysm can be deadly if it's in one of your major arteries or brain.

Heart diseases
Heart diseases

Heart disease is a term that covers a range of disorders that affect the heart. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease.

Human heart image
Human heart image
A 3d illustration of plaque in blood vessels
A 3d illustration of plaque in blood vessels

If you have high blood pressure, you are likely to develop coronary artery disease, because high blood pressure puts added force on the artery walls. With time, this extra force can damage the arteries, making them more vulnerable to the narrowing and plaque buildup.

Picture showing high blood pressure symptoms
Picture showing high blood pressure symptoms

Mostly, high blood pressure (also called hypertension) shows no symptoms at all in the beginning. This means that people with high blood pressure can get damage to their heart, kidneys, eyes, and circulation without feeling it at all. Symptoms appear after it has caused some damage already.

Hypertension worldwide and its prevention
Hypertension worldwide and its prevention

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans. Yet many people with the condition don't know they have it. It is considered a silent killer. It can lead to stroke and heart attack if not controlled on time.

Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. If your blood pressure remains high, you are likely to develop heart diseases and stroke.

Complications of hypertension
Complications of hypertension

The higher your blood pressure and the longer it remains uncontrolled, the greater is the damage. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause many diseases and problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, etc. High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (a condition called atherosclerosis), which can cause severe complications.

Hypertension and Preeclampsia
Hypertension and Preeclampsia

The symptoms of eclampsia/preeclampsia during pregnancy: swelling of the feet, hypertension and protein leakage in the urine.

Pulmonary hypertension image
Pulmonary hypertension image

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of hypertension (high blood pressure) that affects the arteries in your lungs and the right side of your heart. In some cases, tiny arteries in your lungs (pulmonary arterioles) and capillaries become narrowed or blocked.