Ongoing hypertension increases your risk of numerous serious and even life-threatening health conditions. These can include:
– heart disease, heart attacks & heart failure
– aneurysms, strokes & arterial disease
– kidney disease & vascular dementia
High blood pressure (hypertension) can be unknowingly be damaging you internally for many years before symptoms develop. If left uncontrolled, hypertension is a high risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Amazingly, hypertension can also be symptomless and the only the way of establishing if you have hypertension is to have a simple test for blood pressure!
As a result, it is advised that adults (40+) have their blood pressure tested at least every 5 years. Getting this done is easy, painless and could even save your life.