Hypertensive Heart Disease
If you have high blood pressure, you’re already on your way to potentially joining the approximately 1.1 million people that die annually due to Hypertensive Heart Disease. When pressure inside the heart’s arteries becomes too high, the heart must work harder to get blood flow to regulate. Since the heart is a muscle, the more it works harder, the more it will thicken, and the thicker the muscle gets, the less oxygen it will receive. Throw all of these factors into the unhealthy mixing pot that is your body, and you have yourself a high probability for hypertensive heart disease, which includes issues like coronary artery disease and heart failure.