We’ve all heard about high blood pressure, but some people see the stories portrayed in the media, and assume it is largely a male phenomenon, or is something rather laughable, like the angry boss with steam coming out of his ears.
But high blood pressure can be very serious, and if left untreated, it can cause harmful effects to most of the organs in the body. It is always a good idea to have yours checked at least once a year even if you’ve never been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Early detection of high blood pressure and its control is a main key to preventing damage to organs such as the heart and the kidneys. The kidneys play a major role in the blood pressure regulation. Read more . . .