High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder, which can make it grow weaker. The affects can be felt throughout the body.


The heart’s job is to pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. High blood pressure makes that job a lot harder. As the heart pumps harder and becomes weaker, the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke increase. Read more.

An unexplained pain or numbness in an arm or leg could be more serious than you think. A blocked blood supply can lead to gangrene. Read more.

Fluid in the eyes, bleeding, and nerve damage can cause blurry vision and lead to blindness. Read more.

Impaired blood flow to the penis can make it difficult to achieve and maintain an erection. Read more.

What’s the connection between high blood pressure and broken bones? It’s a domino effect. Read more.

Chronic high blood pressure stresses arteries and blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of ruptures and clots that can restrict blood flow anywhere in the body. Read more.

The brain needs a constant, fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood to function properly. When high blood pressure interferes with blood flow, the brain can suffer devastating consequences. Read more.

The main job of the kidneys is to separate what your body needs to stay healthy from the toxins that can cause harm. The kidneys can’t do their job without an adequate blood supply. Read more.

High blood pressure and impaired blood flow can make intercourse a painful experience for both men and women. Read more.

At the Heart of It
Out On a Limb
High Blood Pressure in the Eyes
Erectile Dysfunction
Brittle Bones
Stressed Out Arteries and Blood Vessels
The Blood/Brain Connection
Kidneys on the Job
Painful Intercourse
The Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Body