About one in every four American adults has high blood pressure. More women develop high blood pressure after menopause than men of the same age. High blood pressure, or hypertension also known as the silent killer can be dangerous because it often gives no warnings, signs or symptoms. High blood pressure can lead to serious medical problems if left untreated. These include:
- Arteriosclerosis, which is the “hardening of the arteries.” High blood pressure harms the arteries by making them thick and stiff.
- Heart Attack may result when the arteries bringing the blood to the heart become blocked. Reduced blood flow keeps the heart from getting enough oxygen and can cause chest pain. The flow may be stopped completely causing heart attacks.
- Enlarged heart results when high blood pressure causes the heart to work harder than normal. If this continues over time, the heart begins to thicken and stretch. It can eventually lead to heart failure causing fluids to back up into the lungs.
- Kidney Damage and failure can occur over time when high blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidney.
- Stroke can result from high blood pressure because the arteries carrying blood to the brain narrow and result in less blood being transported to the brain. If a blood clot forms preventing oxygen from reaching the brain, a stroke may occur. A stroke can also occur when very high pressure causes a break in a weakened blood vessel in the brain.
There is no single known cause of high blood pressure. This condition cannot be cured, however, it can be controlled. That is why everyone should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.
As mentioned above high blood pressure is associated with cardiovascular and other diseases and even death, it is critically important to identify and treat it early. Your cardiovascular system consists of 60,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries.
It may be beneficial to take an oral chelation formula to cleanse and detoxify your entire cardiovascular system of toxic metals and wastes