High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure is also known as hypertension, and it enhances the risks of heart diseases to a great extent. Patients with hypertension can even have cardiac failure or stroke as well. This can even affect the heart of children and teenagers as well. It is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases. The force of the blood pushing against the walls of your artery while going through your body is known as the blood pressure. High blood pressure simply means the pressure is higher than its normal or expected level.
Signs and Symptoms
In general, it does not have any prominent symptoms until the pressure of the blood goes too high to be controlled. It is usually a chronic condition. Since it has almost no symptoms, doctors often call it a “silent killer”, because it can affect your heart dangerously and augment the chance of getting life-threatening heart conditions.
In a hypertensive crisis, the patient can have a headache and nosebleeds. Apart from that, there can be blood spots in the eyes or facial flushing in patients.
Causes and Risk Factors
Smoking, obesity, consumption of too much salt in the daily diet, lack of exercise or physical activities, too much consumption of alcohol, older age, stress, family history are some of the common causes of high blood pressure.
Regular medication is the best way to control your blood pressure. You should change your lifestyle and diet. You should also start doing exercise regularly.