The force with which blood moves through a person’s body is called blood pressure.
Your arteries will become weaker over time if the force is too strong for too long.
According to the statistics, 70 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure, which means almost 1 of every 3 individuals. In Canada it’s 1 in 6 individuals.
High blood pressure, or also know as hypertension, increases the risk or stroke, kidney failure, heart disease and artherosclerosis. This is why people should take proper care and to manage this condition in order to prevent life-threatening illness.
Meds Increase Risk of Cancer
According to some studies, most commonly prescribed type of drug—calcium channel blockers—for longer period of time, puts you at risk for developing cancer 2½ times that of someone who doesn’t and the odds increase as you age.
Two Types of Hypertension
Hypertension can be acquired through a high-risk lifestyle or hereditary. There are 2 types of hypertension: primary/essential and secondary. There is no apparent cause for primary hypertenstion and over the years it tends to develop more.