High blood pressure Warning Signs: What to Look Out For
High pressure in the arteries (vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body). Symptoms varies from person to person and generally include unexplained fatigue and headache.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Most of the people are symptomless, others may experience:
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- Severe anxiety
- Feeling of pulsations in the neck or head
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→ How is this diagnosed?
- Exact causes of high blood pressure are not known. Hypertension can be categorised into two types, each type has a different cause.
- Primary hypertension (essential hypertension): This type of blood pressure usually takes many years to develop and probably is a result of lifestyle, environment, and age.
- Lifestyle sedentary lifestyle
- Environment poor diet, stress
- Age More common after 50 years of age
- Secondary hypertension: High blood pressure caused due to health problem or certain medications.
- Family history may increase the risk for primary hypertension.
- High salt intake or salt sensitivity
- Overweight or obesity
- Lack of physical activity
- Too much of alcohol consumption
- Age above 50 years
– Factors which may cause secondary hypertension include:
- Kidney problems
- Sleep apnoea
- Thyroid or adrenal gland problems
- Birth control pills
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