WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
High blood pressure is often referred to as hypertension. It is when the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels (blood pressure), is consistently too high.
High Blood pressure makes your heart and blood vessels work harder and less efficiently because of the increased workload. This increased workload damages the lining of the arteries. Leaving room along the tiny tears in the artery wall for plaque build up from bad (LDL) cholesterol.
As the plaque builds up, the arteries become narrower thus raising blood pressure. This causes further harm to your arteries, heart and the rest of your body which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.