High Blood pressure is the measure of force against arteries. Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know what are common symptoms and signs of high blood pressure? This article will give you comprehensive information about common signs and symptoms of high blood pressure.
Usually, people ignore high blood pressure. Even those who take medicine, only take antihypertensive medication for a short time. Studies have proved that 90% of high blood pressure patients show non-compliance with their medication. If you do not control your blood pressure it may lead to serious problems with your Heart, Kidneys, Brain, and Eyes. If you want to save these vital organs, then you will have to control your blood pressure within limits.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80. If this reading goes above 140/90, then you consider yourself as a hypertensive patient. Between 120 and 140 is a pre-hypertensive stage that can be controlled even by natural measures like exercise, low salt intake, stop smoking, lower cholesterol, eat vegetables, etc.
How will you come to know that you have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure typically has no symptoms at all, that is why we can call it a Silent killer. Although there are many coincidental symptoms that are widely believed to be associated with high blood pressure. These include headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness, a flushed face, and fatigue. Although people with high blood pressure may have many of these symptoms, they occur just as frequently in those with normal blood pressure. Why these symptoms occur If a person has high blood pressure that is severe or longstanding and left untreated, symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, restlessness, and blurred vision can occur as a result of damage to the brain, eyes, heart, and kidneys. In rare cases, high blood pressure may cause brain swelling, which can lead to drowsiness and coma.
Briefly, Hypertension has the following 10 common symptoms.
- Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
- Tinnitus(Ringing in Ears)
- Sleepiness, Insomnia
- Profuse sweating
- Low libido or lack of sexual desire
- Blurred vision
If you have not the above symptoms, it does not mean that you have no high blood pressure. Remember the most common symptom of high Blood pressure is that “It Has No Symptom”. The best way to keep you healthy is to have your blood pressure checked at regular intervals.
Wish you all good health.