- High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart disease
- Exercise regularly for healthy blood pressure
- Do not ignore the signs of high blood pressure
The most dangerous thing about hypertension is that people don't know that they have it, which is why it is important to look out for the signs. But before that, you must know a few facts about hypertension. High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition that has affected 1.3 billion people worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). If left untreated, it can significantly increase the risk of developing heart disease. However, early detection might help treat the condition better before it deteriorates. Dr. Bimal Chhajer who is a cardiologist explains some alarming symptoms of high blood pressure that you should know.
High blood pressure: Alarming signs and symptoms you need to know
1. Severe headache
There can be several possible reasons behind a headache including work pressure, wrong posture, unhealthy diet and much more. However, high blood pressure can also lead to a severe headache.
If you are always tired, your blood pressure numbers might be the reason behind it. Fatigue describes the feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. It can also affect your day to day activities.
3. Chest pain
Pain in the chest can be a symptom of something severe like heart disease or sometimes even digestive issues. Chest pain can be a sign of uncontrolled blood pressure.
4. Difficulty in breathing
Even though the difficulty in breathing could be due to many underlying issues, people with high blood pressure may also experience breathing difficulties.
5. Irregular heartbeat
Many also experience a change in their heartbeat due to hypertension. Racing heartbeat is a common sign of high blood pressure.
6. Change in vision
Untreated high blood pressure may also affect your eyesight. It can even lead to eye disease. This happens when uncontrolled blood pressure affects the blood vessels in the retina. Change in vision is also a sign of high blood pressure.
7. Nose bleeds
Nose bleed is a rare symptom of high blood pressure. It usually happens when blood pressure numbers are severely high.
A word of advice: Most of those suffering from high blood pressure don't know about it. However, it can be controlled at its initial stage by noticing the signs and symptoms. These symptoms are visible when blood pressure is too high and left uncontrolled. Seek medical help immediately if you experience these symptoms to safeguard your heart and other organs.
Dr. Bimal Chhajer, Cardiologist, Saaol Science and Art of Living)
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