Hypertension can put your heart at risk for reduced function

Hypertension can put your heart at risk for reduced function

Close-up Of Doctor Measuring Patients Blood Pressure With Stethoscope

If your car is running perfectly smooth, do you still make sure to change the oil? Or do you wait until there’s a knocking sound under the hood and the Check Engine light comes on? Most car owners know that a well-running vehicle should have its oil changed before there are signs that it needs one. And that’s how Andrew Mrugala, MD, of St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Primary Care in Pooler wants his patients to think about managing blood pressure.
“Keeping one’s blood pressure at a controlled level can limit the development of heart disease,” he says. “But sometimes elevated blood pressure, or hypertension, can be largely without symptoms.”

Carrying Extra Weight
Dr. Mrugala likens blood pressure to a backpack that your heart wears. An increase in blood pressure adds additional weight to the backpack your heart has to carry every day, and just like a person who has to carry a heavy load, your heart muscle gets stronger and thicker.

About Pharm Ilechukwu

CIlechukwu is the chief blogger, author and Founder of Hypertension Africa. She is passionate about helping men and women successfully reverse high blood pressure and the complications resulting from years of poorly managed hypertension.

She is the creator of the High BP Reversal Method ™ and uses her works to help educate and create sufficient awareness of the world’s number one killer disease. 

Her goal is to help everyone enjoy their best lives in perfect health in spite of getting a hypertension diagnosis.


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