High blood pressure is a known condition. It is the pressure of your blood against the wall of your artery is higher. This can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.
The cause of blood pressure can be a reason the way your heart pumps. And the resistance of your blood that flows in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps, and your artery is narrower. It results in high blood pressure.
For adults, it’s difficult to identify the cause of high blood pressure. This condition called as primary (essential) hypertension. While other people have high blood pressure, caused by the underlying condition. It’s called secondary hypertension. The cause of this condition includes:
Some risk factors for this condition cannot control. (e.g your age or family history) But it has many risk factors, including:
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The most dangerous part of this condition is that you’ll never know that you have it. This condition has no symptoms and warning signs. The only way to know is through regular checkups. If your blood pressure is high, certain symptoms may experience include:
If you have the above symptoms, see your doctor right away. This condition leads to other serious illnesses. Such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney problem.
To start your diagnosis, your doctor will measure your blood pressure. by putting inflatable arm cuff .and by using a measuring gauge.
The measurement has four categories:
Your doctor will take two to three blood pressure readings in separate appointments. Before diagnosing you with the disease. He will recommend you to do the “Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring”. To confirm if you have high blood pressure.
If you have any type of the condition. Your doctor will review your medical history. Then he will conduct a physical exam. After that he then recommends you some test. (e.g Urine tests, Blood tests, Cholesterol test) to confirm you with this condition.
The condition can lead to different illnesses including:
Living a healthy lifestyle, can keep your blood pressure in range. It can lower your risk for other health diseases. A healthy lifestyle includes:
A treatment for this condition comes with a lifestyle changes. Your blood pressure treatment depends on how healthy you are. But this isn’t enough. Your doctor may recommend you to take medications such as: