How does high blood pressure negatively affect you health?

In Maaaaaany ways. Healthy arteries are flexible, strong and elastic. Their inner lining is smooth so that blood flows freely. If you have high blood pressure, the increased pressure of blood flowing through your arteries gradually can cause: 1) Aneurysm 2) Artery damage and narrowing 3) Hypertrophy - Heart Failure 4) Coronary Artery disease 5) Strokes 6) Kidney and Eye problems More important than people think!

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Anxiety, high blood pressure. Mental health care professionals please help.?

Therapy & EFT. Get in psychotherapy to explore & resolve underlying issues... Also, eft/tapping, a self help tool that is very powerful for anxiety (www.Eftuniverse.Com). I would also check with ur family doctor to monitor BP activity... Hope this helps... Read more...
See you family doc. And if medically cleared, see a psychiatrist in your area! Read more...

How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.

All . All recoveries vary enormously, depending on many factors. Certainly this is affected by the severity of the infection and how the appendix was removed. Even the definition of "recover" varies: for a desk job it may be a few days but for a job with heavy lifting (i think of roofers) it may be a few weeks. I have never given a patient a timetable for activities as it is impossible to predict the recovery. Instead i recommend that they simply listen to the body as it will predict on a moment-to-moment basis what you can do and will punish you for exceeding these limits. Read more...
It . It is difficult to describe a "normal recovery time" from surgery, as it is highly variable from one person the the next. It depends slightly on age, what surgery was done (open or laparoscopic), how ill one was before the surgery, and the degree of infection prior to surgery (as appendectomy surgery is usually done for appendicitis). Usually most people are fairly close to their "normal" status in 1 to 2 weeks from surgery, but it would take longer to be able to do heavy vigorous labor or exercises. It could take 6 to 8 weeks to feel fully back to one's normal self, as there can also be a time period of not having your full normal strength and stamina. Read more...

My mother is diagnosed with high blood pressure. How often should she have a health checkup to reduce health risk? Many thanks!

Annual examination. Annual examination by an internist is probably reasonable. I would like her to get a blood pressure calf at home and monitor her bp. In general a systolic BP should be in the 130's and diastolic in the 70's. Read more...