High blood pressure is insidious, it sneaks in, and starts destroying body tissues slowly, and silently. Did you know that your kidneys can be up to 60% diseased before it shows up in tests?
High blood pressure affects the kidneys, your arteries and veins, your eyes, just about everything is affected. Ever see someone with a stroke? You will be at high risk.
You do not have to have a red face, and see the vessels in you head throbbing to have high blood pressure, Some people have it and are totally unaware of it. Even high pressure in the 140s/90s can affect things.