Not a lot? That’s exactly it; there are no high blood pressure symptoms until the effects of it hit you by deteriorating your organs, causing stroke or heart failure.
Did you know it is possible to go about your day-to-day life and miss the signs and symptoms of this particular problem?
In my case I did notice some dizziness that caused me to black out for just a fraction of a second and I mean a fraction.
I didn’t think much of it and went about my business and put it down to being over worked and not getting enough sleep.
Hypertension has no preference, young and old alike can be affected. This is why it is so important to keep an eye on blood pressure, as there are no tell tale symptoms in most cases.
So what is blood pressure?
BP is the force put on your arteries as blood passes through them carrying life giving nutrients to all your vital organs. Each time you go to the doctor even for routine checkups they slide a cuff over the upper part of your arm, the doctor then inflates it giving your arm quite a squeeze.
This device is checking the pressure your blood is putting on your arteries, raised blood pressure numbers can indicate various problems including:
- Kidney disease
- Alcohol or tobacco use
- Thyroid problems
- Too much salt in the diet
The silent killer seldom rears its ugly head till its too late.
Yes there are in some rare cases some have said they’ve had busts of headaches or dizziness now and again, but as a rule, it is only discovered after the damage has been done.
Some may be surprised to learn they have raised BP, and again only when it has done its worst. Of course, regular monitoring and check ups with your family doctor can catch it early so something can be done about it. I was lucky my company doctor caught mine in time many years a go.
So, what can happen if you leave this condition untreated for prolonged periods? You may begin to experience various complications associated with High BP. These can include but are not limited to:
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Vision problems or blindness
The heart, brain, kidneys and legs are the most vulnerable when arteries narrow or blood flow becomes restricted. As you can imagine this makes monitoring your BP a very important item on your to do list.
In 95% of cases, the exact underlying causes of HBP will not be discovered. However, there is enough known about the problem to point at lifestyle choices as the main contributor.
Lack of exercise, smoking, drinking and being overweight can all contribute to increase in blood pressure readings. Though hypertension can be treated with meicines, the better solution is to prevent it in the first place.
This article about high blood pressure symptoms is for information purposes only please consult your doctor before trying anything new regarding issues