High blood pressure trims down the life expectancy. Research documentation details that high blood pressure at 50 cuts of about 5 years on ones life. It also raises the threat of heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. For further reference visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_blood_pressure#Complications.
High blood pressure can be controlled with medication and leading a peaceful life (getting to know the true God of the Holy Bible will definitely help) can make one live as long as someone without high blood pressure.