Web Desk: High blood pressure largely remain undetected as there is no specific symptoms of blood pressure, that’s why it is known as a ‘Silent Killer’. This is a lifestyle disease, therefore, it just needs a few tweaks in your lifestyle to prevent and protect you from the disease.
According to experts, 95% of patients, there are no identifiable causes for high blood pressure (the condition is called Essential Hypertension). In other 5% of patients, there could be a treatable cause like sleep apnea, blockages in the kidney arteries, or small tumors in the abdomen (the condition is called Secondary Hypertension).
It is also caused by diabetes, obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, high salt intake, physical inactivity, stress, endocrine/thyroid disorder, or pregnancy.
Risk of other disease due to high blood pressure
Many diseases can be caused due to high blood pressure, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and peripheral arteries disease etc.
Common signs of high blood pressure
There are no specific symptoms of high blood pressure, but still some common things signal that you can watch out for, such as a heaviness in the head or throbbing headaches, palpitations on exertion, dizziness, breathlessness, chest discomfort, swelling in the feet, visual difficulties and impotence.
Weight loss and reduction the use of salt can prevent the development of hypertension, Regular exercise and regular intake of medicines as prescribed by the doctor can also prevent complications arising from hypertension.
Change your lifestyle to manage blood pressure. Key factors that are essential for the patients of high blood pressure are low-salt diet and regular aerobic exercise of moderate intensity.