Significant High Blood Pressure Signs

Blood pressure signs include headache, nosebleed, breathlessness, sleepiness, confusion, fatigue, profuse sweating, vomiting, and blurring of vision. However, one must not be deceived that he or she has no tendencies toward hypertension just because these signs are not present. In most cases, high blood pressure shows no symptoms or warning signs.

Sadly, many people do not realize the dangers of high blood pressure and even the fact that they are affected until the disorder manifests itself through serious forms such as a heart attack or stroke. Only 27% of people with hypertension are being treated and have their blood pressure under control, although this figure is improving.

Nevertheless, there are some little signs that can be taken as symptoms of hypertension such as nausea, redness of the skin, muscle tremors, nose bleeds, hissing in the ears, sweating, and disturbed vision. When experiencing these signs for quite some time, a person is then advised to check his or her blood pressure.

Normal blood pressure is 120/80 while acceptable variations range from 90/60 to 135/85 and any combination within that range. The onset of this disease is defined as anything going beyond this range.

Blood pressure that is very high (higher than 180/120) is called hypertensive crisis. This is an emergency. If your blood pressure rises as high as this, go to a hospital right away. If not treated right away, it can cause a stroke. It may cause permanent damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, and/or eyes.

Many people may not view a blood pressure reading above 135/85 as life-threatening as there are few, if any, symptoms. But uncontrolled high blood pressure can increase one’s risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be detected with a simple test — and once a person understands he has high blood pressure, he should immediately start work with his doctor to control it.

High blood pressure can affect all types of people. Most people feel no serious symptoms with uncomplicated high blood pressure. Essential hypertension (hypertension with no known cause) is not fully understood, but accounts for between 90-95% of all hypertension cases in people over 45 years of age. About 1 in every 5 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure. High blood pressure occurs more often in men than in women and in African Americans almost twice as often as in Caucasians.

As soon as a person is diagnosed with hypertension, a blood pressure tool must then be purchased since the disease requires a lot of monitoring. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that high blood pressure for adults is defined as 140 mm Hg or greater systolic pressure and 90 mm Hg or greater diastolic pressure.

In 2003, a new blood pressure category was added. It is called prehypertension as updated by the same body. It categorized prehypertension when it falls within 120 mm Hg – 139 mm Hg systolic pressure and 80 mm Hg - 89 mm Hg diastolic pressure. And normal blood pressure is defined as less than 120 mm Hg systolic pressure and less than 80 mm Hg diastolic pressure.

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