1 in 4 Canadian adults are living with diagnosed hypertension
High blood pressure can affect the quality of life and is often called the silent killer. It can affect the vision of your loved ones. High blood pressure can also affect the heart and brain leading to heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes. It can also damage kidneys over time, leading to kidney failure. It can also cause sexual dysfunction.
Pulmonary hypertension cannot be reversed completely, however, there are methods and treatments to manage and reduce symptoms of hypertension.
High blood pressure can clog or rupture the arteries that carry blood and oxygen to the brain, resulting in a stroke. A stroke can lead to serious impairments in speech, mobility, and other everyday activities.
Prehypertension, also known as Stage I Hypertension, is an early indicator that high blood pressure may develop in the body. Systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure both often remain above 130 mmHg during stage-I hypertension.
Prolonged or untreated hypertension increases the risk of heart diseases, stroke, kidney or heart failure. Small changes in diet, lifestyle, and medication can help you manage blood pressure (120/90).