Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension

Most of the time there are no symptoms of hypertension, unless a patient visit their healthcare providers. Hence people easily develop kidney and heart diseases without knowing they have a high blood pressure.

Causes of Hypertension

Primary causes of hypertension

  • The older you get the higher the chances.
  • Family history of high blood pressure.
  • High intake of salt in the food.
  • Drinking large amount of alcohol.
  • Stress.
  • Smoking.
  • Being overweight.
  • Lack of exercise.

Secondary Causes of Hypertension

  • Kidney diseases.
  • Narrowing of blood vessels.
  • Oral contrastive pills.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Diabetes.

What is Hypertension and How is it Measured?

Hypertension is the force against the walls of the blood arteries. Blood pressure is usually recorded in two numbers:

  • Systolic pressure- the pressure when the heart beats, recorded on top.
  • Diastolic pressure- the pressure when the heart relaxes in between beats.

How to Prevent Hypertension

High blood pressure can be prevented by eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderations and not smoking.

If you don’t have a high blood pressure, healthy lifestyle can make you maintain a normal high blood pressure.

The following are ways on how you can reduce or maintain your blood pressure

  • Losing weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Stopping smoking.
  • Cutting down on salt.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol.

Many people who adapt a healthy lifestyle are able to reduce or delay high bllod pressur . the moer lifestyle changes you make, the more likely you are to lower your blood pressure or reduce realted health problems.