Abnormal increase of blood pressure is termed hypertension. Blood pressure should be monitored regularly, as hypertension often present without noticeable symptoms. Only half the people are aware of having hypertension. High blood pressure levels could damage your heart, kidney, vision and other organs.
Hypertension left untreated leads to stroke, myocardial infarction(heart attack), kidney failure, loss of vision.
People above 40 years of age should go for hypertension profile examination yearly once. Diabetic patients, patients having high cholesterol levels and obese should monitor for hypertension periodically.