What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the force that moves blood through your arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is usually higher than it should be. It is also called hypertension.
How are medications administered?
Blood pressure medication should begin to work within days. Once started, the medication should be used your doctor tells you to stop.
What can occur if not treated?
High blood pressure often has no symptoms. It is considered a silent condition. Over time, high blood pressure can cause: kidney failure, stroke, blindness, heart attacks.