We are all aware about blood pressure issues and that the normal blood pressure range is 120/80. When the diastolic raises to (81-89) and systolic blood pressures to (121-139), a condition called pre-hypertension arises. Once the blood pressure climbs up the 140/90 mark, it gives rise to the hypertension condition. While pre-hypertension does not necessarily result in heart attacks, hypertension sure does. There are apparently two stages of high blood pressure namely stage 1 that ranges from 140-159 and stage 2 that ranges from 160 onwards.
You cannot pinpoint to one specific cause for blood pressure. There are lot many conditions that may result into hypertension and heart conditions including obesity, addictions like smoking, food with high salts, alcholism, genetics, stress, sleep deprivation and age as well.
Firstly, even though blood pressure is a common condition, self diagnosis based on mythical symptoms is not advisable. Always consult a doctor for the same. Generally, high blood pressure symptoms include Dizziness, facial flushing and blood spots. When there is significant increase in blood pressure, it could result in hypertensive crisis resulting into shortness of breadth, nose bleeds, severe headaches and anxiety as well.
Facial Flushing – This is a condition where the face turns red and burns too. The reason behind the same is dilation of face blood vessels. This again has a lot of causes. It includes alcohol consumption, sun exposure, spicy foods, skincare products, exposure to heat and more.
Dizziness – It cannot be called a active symptom, but high blood pressure medications sometimes cause the dizziness side effect. Doctor consultation is necessary because dizziness could be a heart attack alert as it is one of the most common factors of stroke.
Eyes Floaters – When HBP remains untreated for a while, it could result in blood spots in the eyes. It is more common with people having diabetes.
As far as treatment is concerned the statement, ‘prevention is the best cure’, holds true.’ Though medications do help to keep the blood pressure under control. Usually, the medications have to be taken on a daily basis along with lifestyle changes.
LIFE STYLE CHANGES:
Lifestyle has to be significantly improved in terms of weight loss, if you are obese. A healthy and balanced diet is another must include change. People having addictions like alcohol, tobacco or smoking need to give it up or atleast bring it to the permissible limits. Daily exercise and less salty food is another inclusion. These changes will help you keep your blood pressure under check and reduce the chances of stroke considerably.
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