High blood pressure: symptoms and treatment

Dec 15, 2017

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High blood pressure: symptoms and treatment

Posted in : Health and Information on by : Eva
  • High blood pressure:

    Blood pressure is defined as the force with which your blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. High blood pressure in turn, is the condition where this force which your blood exerts against your blood vessels, rises to high levels consistently.

     

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    Symptoms of high blood pressure:

    More often than not, the symptoms related to high blood pressure are not serious and that’s why most people tend to take them lightly or totally ignore them. This ignorance can lead to consequences in the future. The subtle symptoms related to high blood pressure are:

    • Frequent headaches
    • Feeling of dizziness
    • Always feeling short of breath (even when not doing anything specially exhausting or exerting)
    • The vision might feel a bit blurred and unclear
    • Pulsating feeling in neck or head
    • Nausea and uneasiness

    These symptoms, if not treated in time can have major consequences like heart attack, kidney related disorders or even stroke.

     

    How can you treat high blood pressure?

    Though the symptoms of hypertension (when your blood pressure is abnormally high), are seemingly innocent and subtle, you should be on a constant lookout for them and if the above mentioned symptoms persist for a long time, it is advisable to visit a doctor the proper diagnosis.

    There are many ways in which you can treat high blood pressure, or Hypertension:

    • If you feel that your blood pressure levels are high, but not dangerously high, you can opt for self care in maintaining your blood pressure. This includes taking less salt, exercising, quitting smoking and drinking, and following a healthy lifestyle.
    • If self care doesn’t work, you can go for medication (diuretic etc.) and specialist services (cardiologist etc.) Usually medication is required in serious cases.

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