The Risks of Untreated High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is measured using the systolic pressure (the force of the heart pumping the blood) and the diastolic pressure (the resistance of the blood to this flow). Each of these is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). High blood pressure (hypertension) is a measurement of 140/90mmHg or above, though this can vary between people. Having hypertension can have harmful effects on the body, which will be explored below. The Effects of Hypertension on the Heart Having hypertension is dangerous for the body, as it increases the effort needed from the heart to effectively pump blood, thus putting strain on … Continue reading The Risks of Untreated High Blood Pressure