High Blood Pressure | Complications


Why do I have to control my blood pressure?

High blood pressure can damage many parts of the body. If you have high blood pressure, you have a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, heart attack, and kidney failure. Controlling your blood pressure can reduce these risks.


See a list of resources used in the development of this information.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 12/15
Created: 01/96