Blood Pressure, Symptoms and Causes

images3.jpg The high blood pressure or hypertension may be divided into three types:

Mild Hypertension,
Moderate Hypertension and
Severe Hypertension.

The values are given below.

Systolic Blood Pressure Diastolic Blood Pressure Condition

140-160 90-100 Mild Hypertension
160-200 100-120 Moderate Hypertension
Above 200 Above 120 Severe Hypertension

If you have high blood pressure, then your heart exerts more force to pump the same quantity of blood within the same time. This puts you at the risk of developing narrowed arteries, which can lead to heart problems, kidney disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and blindness. Note that heart disease and stroke are the first- and third-leading causes of death America.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

There are no symptoms of high blood pressure; you may not know it for years. Therefore high blood pressure is often called the silent killer. The only way to know is to have it measured. You may have warning signs such as sweating, headaches, dizziness, quick exhaustion (shortness of breath), a rapid pulse or palpitation and vision disorder. If you observe any of these signs, you MUST go to your doctor.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

The main causes of having high blood pressure are diet and lifestyle factors.

    Hereditary
    High cholesterol
    Mental tension/stress/worries/fear/work pressure/competitive life
    Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle
    Excessive consumption of common salt, sugar and/or fat:
    Nutritional deficiencies : People whose diets are low in potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C are at greater risk of hypertension.
    Overweight, obesity
    Smoking
    Excessive consumption of alcohol.

5 comments

  1. MALIK AFZAL says:

    Hi

    This is great article to understand high blood pressure causes. It would be great if you would mention the cure of this disease and how to avoid high blood pressure.

    Regards

  2. Ifham says:

    It will be much better if you could add a list of regular food habbits for those bp patients for atleast to control starting from dinning table till bed time.
    Good Luck!keep it up,
    Ifham
    ksa.

  3. Kamran says:

    It is great article to understand the High Blood pressure can u tell me the how to control BP and Cure .

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