Six facts you should know about High Blood pressure

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Six facts you should know about High Blood pressure

Postby Pearl1620 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:01 pm

There is a captious need to promote and encourage improvement in blood pressure control and heart health, as well provide ideal patient care.
Most times what we don’t know have greater tendency to hurt us and high blood pressure is one of them. High blood pressure affects greater percentage of Americans and those who have it don’t know they have it.

High blood pressure doesn’t kill but it has every course to terminate one’s life if not treated and this is the major cause of death because most American who died as a result of high blood pressure doesn’t know they have it.

If not treated, high blood pressure increases your risk for stroke and heart disease but the good news is that high blood pressure can be prevented and treated for those who have it.

If you have been diagnosed to have high blood pressure it is expedient that you monitor your blood pressure regularly as it is one of the ways to lower it.

Here are six facts you should know about High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure may be linked to dementia.
Recent studies prove that during midlife, high blood pressure places one at a greater risk of having dementia which is known as a loss of cognitive function. This is one good reason you should control your blood pressure.

High blood pressure can affect your eyesight
Do you know high blood pressure can cause blurred vision and later lead to complete loss of vision if not treated? This happen because of low amount of blood flow to the retina in the eyes because the blood vessels that leads to the eyes are thickened and narrowed because of the extra force exerted on them.

High blood pressure can damage your brain cells
Blood flow into the circulatory system with the help of arteries to where needed. If the arteries that carry blood to the brain become too stretched as a result of high blood pressure, it will damage the arteries and inadequate blood will get to the brain thereby resulting in stroke.

Young people can have high blood pressure
High blood pressure doesn't just happen to older adults it happens with younger ones too and that is as a result of having family history of high blood pressure, being obese and overweight, or having type 2 diabetes.
It is advisable that younger people should monitor their blood pressure on a daily basis. You can get your blood pressure checked with the use of a home blood pressure monitor.

High blood pressure usually doesn't have any symptoms.
High blood pressure is also called silent killer just because it has no clear symptoms. But when it becomes severe, such person tends to complain of chest pain, eye ache dizziness and shortness of breath to mention a few.

Many people who have high blood pressure don't know it.
About 11 million U.S. adults with high blood pressure aren't even aware they have it and are not receiving treatment to control their blood pressure. Doctors and healthcare physicians suggest that everyone should have a home blood pressure monitor to help keep tabs on their blood pressure.

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Re: Six facts you should know about High Blood pressure

Postby domin472 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:12 pm

Not always high or maybe better said higher blood pressure is that bad.

I tend to have a pretty low blood pressure which I counter regulate with saltier food. I makes me more active which in turn benefits my heart.

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Re: Six facts you should know about High Blood pressure

Postby Ackee » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 am

Thanks, very interesting! My mother is high blood pressure, it is often high blood pressure and we are very worried about her health.

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Re: Six facts you should know about High Blood pressure

Postby Veruska » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 pm

Never thought a lot about high blood but I agree that it comes with no symptoms. Great thread! Thanks for sharing!

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