Blood Pressure Should Remain Normal Always
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, as it is commonly called, is a major concern across the globe. So many people get it in their lifetime. Of course, most victims across the globe are middle-aged, or senior citizens. However, there is no denying that younger people, and even adolescents may become victims of hypertension.
A Briefing about Hypertension
What exactly is hypertension?
Imagine water flowing through pipes. It does so, with a certain amount of pressure. However, if it moves very slowly, then it is said to be demonstrating very little pressure. The recipients will have to wait for some time, before it finally flows outward through a tap.
In contrast, if it moves too rapidly, it is stated to be moving with tremendous pressure. In such a case, there is every possibility of the pipes, and even the water faucets, becoming damaged.
Now, instead of water and water pipes, substitute blood and arteries. Blood circulating at high speed, puts tremendous pressure on the walls of the various arteries. This is hypertension or high blood pressure.
The effects are not immediate; they take time to appear. However, when they become prominent, they ensure the arrival of several problems.
- To begin with, the blood vessels may become covered with small bulges. They are known as aneurysms.
- Then again, it is possible for the heart to experience enlargement. This, in turn, enhances the risk of heart failure.
- If the blood vessels feeding the kidneys undergo damage, the kidneys themselves, will fail to function properly.
- The eyes may also suffer. The blood vessels covering the vision region, are extremely tiny. Therefore, they are tremendously easy to damage/destroy. Over time, visual issues may become prominent. In fact, hypertension may even lead to blindness.
- The brain may experience a stroke, leading to partial or complete paralysis. Many people lose the use of their vocal cords, too.