High BP - Dr. Riaz

High blood pressure affects millions of people here in the US and all over the world. So what is hypertension? Let’s think about it like the pressure in a water hose. No matter how high it is, it doesn’t seem like it will affect the hose. With period of time, the wear and tear on the water hose will cause tears on the inside that also causes dirt to build up in the tears. Similarly, think of our arteries which carry blood as water hoses. When there is a tear in the artery, the body heals by forming a blood clot. The blood clot, if it grows will cause the artery to clog, and then you either end up having[…]