Hypertension or high blood pressure has become an epidemic of sorts for the general population. Many of us may possibly suffer from this issue, without ever even knowing that we do.
Symptoms of hypertension include dizziness, short breaths, nausea, blurry vision, vomiting, and headaches. If hypertension remains uncontrolled, even worse issues may follow. Kidney damage, memory loss, heart attack, strokes, and even death are all the devastating health problems that could ensue if hypertension remains unchecked. Of course, variations for target blood pressures can be altered due to age, gender, etc.
Here is a breakdown by age and gender:
Of course, health issues may increase your likelihood of high blood pressure. Chronic kidney disease, immunity issues, and even the flu can cause your levels to skyrocket. If you do, in fact, have hypertension by visiting a doctor and improving your diet it is likely that you can prevent the problem from becoming any worse. In many cases, patients are able to control their high blood pressure by simply improving their diets and living a better lifestyle.
If you have encountered any of the above-listed symptoms, please seek your doctor’s advice. While the symptoms by themselves may not seem pressing, what can follow could wreak havoc on your entire life. What you may consider being a mild stomach ache could indeed be something much worse. Of course, it could be as simple as the stomach flu, however, if you experience more than one of the symptoms then it could be an issue. Many drugstores offer free blood pressure checks, so if anything check your blood pressure, and if it happens to be higher than typical, speak to a medical doctor.