The symptoms of high blood pressure
The exact cause or symptoms of high Blood Pressure or Hypertension is unknown but there are many conditions that can possibly contribute to it, such as stress, a lack of exercise, obesity, heavy salt intake, dehydration, excessive drinking, aging, kidney and circulatory problems, and abnormalities in the nervous system.
Blood pressure is actually the force of the blood on the artery walls as it passes through the artery. Your blood pressure will vary throughout the day particularly if you get stressed out or feel any anxiety, this is quite normal and you should only be concerned if your blood pressure is constantly high when you are relaxed.
High Blood Pressure can cause angina attacks, strokes, and life threatning heart attacks. The heart works harder because of the excess plaque that has built up in the arteries and veins, because of this the need for blood supply is greater to cover all the areas of the body.
Well, unfortunately there are generally no symptoms of high blood pressure to be noticed, this is why it is often called the silent killer. However, it may be that there are some pointers such as if you suffer from constant headaches or failing eyesight, but remember this may not be the case, there are generally no symptoms of high blood pressure so you should get it checked out for peace of mind.
Possible pointers or symptoms of high blood pressure
- Confusion, tiredness
- Constant headache
- Vision loss
- Pounding in the chest
- Irregular heartbeat
If you suffer from any of the above it could be symptoms of high blood pressure or a related health problem, you should see your Doctor immediately.
If there are no symptoms of high blood pressure what can you do?
To reduce your risk you should cut out the smoking if you do (I know same old story, but worth it!) also if you are overweight try and lose those extra pounds by exercising more than you do, excess alcohol is also a factor as well as a lower fat diet, everything in moderation is a good motto to keep your blood pressure under check.
It is recommended by Doctors that blood pressure should be below 140/85 and for Diabetics it should be kept below 130/80.
It may be that you have to take medication to keep your blood pressure at a reasonable level, this is all very well but remember its really just a quick fix, prescription medications only mask the underlying problem so it is better in the long term to make the changes to your lifestyle and diet.
A healthy diet and good regular exercise will strengthen the circulatory system and help to build a stronger heart.
Oral EDTA Chelation Therapy can help to unblock veins and arteries together with a healthier diet and exercise program to reduce any symptoms of high blood pressure.