Symptoms and Management of High Blood Pressure

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When the blood pressure increases beyond a particular limit, you may end up with symptoms of high BP or hypertension. Such an increase in blood pressure is measured according to the resistance of the blood flow against the walls of the artery. With a high BP, the arteries are narrowed thereby increasing the resistance of the blood flow to the heart. Though this might not be dangerous initially, in the long run, this might affect your eyesight, kidney, brain, and heart and may also end up being fatal.

There are many who might be affected by a high BP but would not have identified the same.  It is necessary to understand the symptoms of hypertension, in order to manage it for a healthy life.

 

Types of Blood Pressure

There are two types of hypertension scenarios – One being the primary level where an increase in blood pressure might continue for many years with no proper or identifiable symptoms in the body. The other being the secondary level, wherein the blood pressure rises suddenly,  and this rise is caused by many other factors such as pregnancy, medications, illegal drugs, tumor and kidney problems.

 

Symptoms

Though the symptoms of high blood pressure aren’t visible or detected initially, after years you might end up facing one or more of the below-listed issues. This need not necessarily be due to hypertension but do discuss them with your doctor.

  • Blood in urine
  • A severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Bleeding Nose
  • Blurry vision
  • Chest pain or attack

 

Causes of an Increase in Blood Pressure

  • Blood pressure might increase due to obesity. With an increased weight, your body will find it difficult to pump blood easily to the heart.
  • Using tobacco will narrow the artery walls, hence increasing the blood pressure.
  • Increase in sodium in your diet will increase the fluid in your body and lead to an increase in blood pressure.
  • With no proper physical activities like exercises or cardio, heart rate rises. Increase in heart rate leads to an increase in blood pressure as it has to work harder towards functioning properly.
  • With a history in the family, you tend to get the same disease.
  • Stress levels also lead to hypertension.

 

Manage your Blood Pressure Levels by following these Simple and Effective Steps at Home 

  • If you are obese, then work on reducing your weight. Plan a 30-minute workout every day or target a 150 min cardio per week. This will help in reducing pounds, lower blood pressure and will also strengthen your cardiovascular system.
  • Overcome stress by meditating at least 10-20 minutes daily. Or hit a spa to pamper yourself in order to feel relaxed. Practicing yoga also helps a lot in reducing stress.
  • Eat a proper and a healthy diet by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Avoid junk food and oily food. Drink a lot of water.
  • Refrain from smoking and drinking.

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