High Bloodpressure

When our bloodpressure is elevated we speak of hypertension. Hypertension is known to be very damaging for our health. Since many years and in large trials in many people hypertension is proven to be directly linked to a shorter life expectancy and disease, especially of the heart (heart attack and heart failure), but also of the brain (stroke) and other organs like the kidneys and the eyes, leading to the need for dialysis or leading to blindness.

In the subheadings here we will discuss some of the aspects of hypertension.