Our old one had stopped working and we like to stay current with our readings.
As we discussed the features of the different machines we hadn't noticed a lady watching us ,she asked, “Why are two skinny people concerned about their blood pressure?”
At first I was surprised, she was serious. I guess she didn’t know high blood pressure impacts 900 million people on our planet. Scary.
We don’t take any medications, but for people that take medications this is can be a first indicator that something is amiss.
The American Heart Association reports 74.5 million people in the
over 20 have high blood pressure. United States
- High blood pressure can lead to stroke by weakening blood vessels in the brain.
- The extra pressure may permanently impair vision by weakening blood vessels in the eyes.
- Kidneys filter waste produced by our bodies over time this can cause vessels to narrow slowing and in extreme situations stopping the filtering process.
- I don’t even have to mention heart problems including angina, congestive heart failure and heart attack.