High Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure

High Blood pressure is one of the most serious health crisis in the United States. Every year high blood pressure is diagnosed to more people than any other health ailment. You are at risk of getting affected by other diseases if you suffer from high blood pressure and it can make way for serious health implications. It is also known as hypertension. Mercury is put to use to measure the blood pressure and any person with 120/80 to 139/89 blood pressure is regarded as pre-hypertensive.

With high blood pressure, hardly any symptom is associated. If anyone is encountering the symptoms of high blood pressure, he or she should contact a health care professional team or individual instantly. The most typical signs of excessively high blood pressure are   severe sweating, shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, vomiting, nausea, nausea, severe headache and confusion.


There is never only one defining cause in the case of high blood pressure. The causes for the high blood pressure vary greatly amongst different patients and are accumulative. High blood pressure can be a result of coarctation of the aorta, renal artery stenosis, arteriosclerosis, recreational drug use, alcohol toxicity, renal disease, diabetes, pain, stress, anxiety, obesity, cold medications, and appetite suppressants, chronic alcohol use, excessive salt or sodium in the diet and no much physical activity of the body can also fetch you high blood pressure.

In America, out of every 5 Americans there is one who suffers from high blood pressure. The causative factors basically depend upon the choice of lifestyle, albeit in some similar cases there are no high blood pressure cases.  It has also been proved by science that high blood pressure is sometimes inherited genetically. Due to this, it should be taken care that you follow a proper routine like proper exercise, weight loss in case there is a need and avoiding drinking alcohol and smoking.

A physical examination is held for diagnosis. It is mandatory to see and assess the medical history of the patient typically blood pressure history for a few years. There can be tests performed for determining the history of patient like blood test, echocardiogram, kidney’s x-rays or a urinalysis. With the help of such tests it can be made out whether there is any damage due to high blood pressure and if yes then to what extent. No wonders noting the blood pressure can reveal if the blood pressure is high or no.

There are two numbers in blood pressure; a lower number and an upper number. For a healthy individual, the lower number should be above 90 and upper number above than 140.


High blood pressure treatment completely varies and depends on the blood pressure’s highness plus what modifications in lifestyle can be perfectly done. It is recommended that you keep on monitoring your blood pressure at home. Reduce the quantity of alcohol you consume or loose weight and bring change in your diet etc. if necessary, medications can be prescribed.

There are, most of the times, side effects associated with medication like diarrhea, nausea and constipation which can be very uncomfortable for a patient. So, it becomes very important to lower your blood pressure by changing the lifestyle and daily routine.

Consumable items such as baking soda, sodium and MSG have less effect on those who don’t suffer high blood pressure but if someone is suffering from high blood pressure then it can have a significant effect on them. The risk of heart attacks and strokes increases with high blood pressure. Patients who have someone suffering from high blood pressure in their immediate relations must go for annual check up and free blood pressure screenings. Many high blood pressure cases show up only after the age of 45 that can be diagnosed at a routine checkup by your physician.


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