1. It costs more to keep yourself healthy
Hypertension and high cholesterol, if left ignored for long enough, can eventually require expensive medication to keep them under control. These expenses also tend to be recurring, and managing these conditions will be long-term.
2. Your energy levels will be affected
These conditions can contribute to poor stamina and a lower level of focus which will affect your ability to be productive. Not only will your performance at work be affected, sufferers of these conditions also tend to have less energy to carry out day-to-day tasks, and will therefore be more likely to spend more on convenience services (food delivery, ridesharing, cleaners, etc), thus creating a vicious cycle that worsens your condition
3. Negatively impacts your insurance
Serious critical illnesses are not the only things that can drive your premium up. Medical conditions like the three described above can also make insurers drive up your premium, limit your coverage, or even decide not to cover you at all.