Do you know about the Silent Killer out there? He’s called High Blood Pressure!

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Studies have shown that nearly 80 million people in the United States today suffer from high blood pressure, or what is also known as hypertension.  Of these 80 million people, it is estimated that 30 percent of the people afflicted with this disease are totally unaware of their condition. 

This is why the high blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer.

A person can reasonably have high blood pressure for years and years, and not even know about it until he has his blood pressure read. This is true because there are no signs of high blood pressure that can be associated only with high blood pressure.

sign of high blood pressure

In other words, if a person has a headache, they may attribute it to having a stressful day when it could really be a sign of high blood pressure.

Note these common symptoms that are often mistaken for other ailments:

  • nose bleed
  • dizziness
  • stiff neck
  • frequent urination
  • muscle cramps
  • rapid heart beat

Even knowing these symptoms are possible, they do not normally occur until the high blood pressure has reached a more advanced stage, usually one that is life threatening.

Early detection of high blood pressure is essential! 

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for people to have their blood pressure checked regularly, especially if they are a high risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure. With early detection, high blood pressure can be quite easily managed and controlled. 

Two common recommendations made are:

  • diet changes
  • changes in physical activity levels

Since blood pressure refers to the force created in the arteries when the heart beats and when the heart rests, blood pressure often rises during physical activity and goes down during rest.  If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may advise you to avoid strenuous work out plans, and concentrate on more leisurely physical activity – like walking.

Since high blood pressure can lead to other diseases such as heart attack and stroke, it is very important to measure your blood pressure regularly, and detect any indication of high blood pressure early.

Eating properly and getting regular leisure exercise can be very helpful in preventing high blood pressure, as well as helping to correct the condition if you already do have it.

There are several factors that place people at higher risk of developing high blood pressure than others. Studies have shown that people over 35 run a higher risk of developing hypertension than those under 35. Women who take birth control pills may be at higher risk than women who do not. Genetics also plays a role in hypertension.  If your family has a history of hypertension, you may have an increased risk of developing it yourself.

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