Dangers of High Blood Pressure

There are many dangers of high blood pressure. High blood pressure causes a lot of pressure on the body's organs, such as the kidneys, eyes, and heart, and can cause them to deteriorate over time. High blood pressure can also cause a stroke or heart attack.

Fast Facts:

  • Blood pressure is the force of blood circulating on the walls of the blood vessels.
  • High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition that occurs when a person's blood pressure is elevated.
  • While blood pressure is normally taken at the upper arm, it can be taken at other places of the body.