Did you know that when you have high blood pressure, it could quietly cause severe damage to your body? It’s called a “silent killer” as symptoms of high blood pressure typically don’t show, and it can only be detected when you get your blood pressure checked.
That’s why when you visit a medical clinic in Ghana, Africa, we advise you to get a consultation from a physician on how you can prevent hypertension, whether or not you have a history or family history of the disease.
Know that hypertension can cause severe ailments that could require you to get health assistance in the future. It could lead to:
- Damaging Your Arteries
When you have high blood pressure, the pressure of the blood flowing through your arteries increases, which can lead to damaged or narrow arteries or aneurysm.
- Affecting Your Heart
Of course, when your arteries are affected by high blood pressure, your heart suffers as well. When the arteries are narrowed and damaged, your heart may have a hard time receiving blood. Also, it forces your heart to work even harder to pump up more blood to the rest of your body, which can increase your chances of a heart attack or heart failure.
- Weakening Your Brain
Your brain is also dependent on your blood to work properly. That’s why if you’re experiencing hypertension, you are also at risk of other brain-related illnesses like stroke, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment, among others.
If you need health assistance to keep your body in optimum condition, don’t hesitate to give PERFECT HANDS CLINIC a visit.