Originally posted by rc1975: |
how many years of untreated high blood pressure usually take a toll on the heart or kidneys??
WEll, I am 36 now, started treatment for high bp in 1997, but had high bp at least since 1992. Suffered heart attack in March and have had angioplasty and stent placement in 2 arteries.
As little as 5 years then can take a toll on the heart. Luckily my kidneys seem to have made it through that and about 3 years of undiagnosed diabetes.
Weight loss and exercise has taken away the type II diabetes, and diet, exercise and meds control the blood pressure. I learned the hard way that bp is not something to fool around with by ignoring it.