WORDS & IMAGE: AHDREAM SMITH
Blood flowing, heart pumping, shallow breathing
Bills piling up: mortgage, car note, credit cards
Working 80 hour weeks just to get by
Veins constricting, chest tightening
Nothing but bad news on TV
No one is safe anymore
Wife yelling at the kids
High blood pressure, often referred to as "pressure" in my family.
"I shouldn't have eaten them ribs. Now my head is swimming. My pressure must be up."
"Y'all kids better sit down now, y'all running up my pressure."
"Let me tell you, them people at that job will have your pressure high."
Known in the outside world as the "silent killer."