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Complications of HBP

To make a long story short, High blood pressure (hypertension) puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. The Heart is the engine room of your body and a lot of stress there can just shut it down. The impact can be sudden, and can affect anyone, young or old (even though it is more likely in older people, 25 and above)

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Over time, if not treated, can increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. We have dealt with Heart Diseases in details Here. It can also result in embolism, aneurysm and kidney disease. Prolonged High Blood Pressure can also damage the small blood vessels in your kidneys and stop them from working properly.

This usually results in tiredness, swollen ankles, feet or hands (due to water retention), shortness of breath, blood in your urine, urinating more often, particularly at night and itchy skin. Kidney disease can be treated using a combination of medication and food supplements.

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