Why people develop high blood pressure?

Credit: Public Domain CC0.

What is blood pressure?

Your heart is a pump, roughly the size of your fist.

Contraction of the heart muscle generates a force, causing pressure to rise in your blood vessels, which drives the flow of blood around your body.

This flow works continually to supply oxygen and nutrients to organs through your arteries and removes waste products through your veins too.

The problems begin when the pressure becomes so high that it begins to cause damage to the blood vessels and increase the workload on the heart.

This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about why people develop high blood pressure.

If you care about blood pressure, please read studies that blood pressure drops 14 years before death, and findings of new method to treat drug-resistant high blood pressure.

Disclaimer: Any information on diseases and treatments available in this video is intended for general guidance only and must never be considered a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with questions you may have regarding your medical condition.