High blood pressure occurs when your arteries undergo an increase in blood presure persistently, which may continue for a prolonged period. This condition is also known as hypertension, and it makes it more difficult for your heart to pump sufficient amount of blood to be transported to various parts of the body. When your heart beats, blood is pumped through your arteries and brought to the entire body for nourishment. However, each time your blood pressure becomes elevated, the heart finds it more difficult to pump. Unfortunately, most cases of high blood pressure does not come with any symptoms. Thus, it is best to identify any occurences of this condition as it can result to coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disorders.