High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

What is high blood pressure or hypertension?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a much common condition where the long-term force of the blood against the artery walls is extremely high that it causes health issues such as had diseases. Blood pressure is usually determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The narrower the arteries and the more blood the heart pumps, the higher will be the blood pressure. 

One can have hypertension or high blood pressure without any prominent symptoms for years. However, damage to the blood vessel continues with or without symptoms. Uncontrollable increase in blood pressure level can lead to lethal health problems such as stroke and heart attack. Hypertension is known to develop through years and can affect almost everyone depending on their lifestyle and habits. People with higher consumption of caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines and other illicit drugs can be a victim to hypertension or high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure or hypertension?

The most common symptoms of high blood pressure or hypertension are – 

  1. Headaches
  2. Difficulty in breathing
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Nose bleeding
  5. Fatigue
  6. Irritation
  7. Loss of patience
  8. Feelings of depression
  9. Sudden bouts of anger

Who are more predisposed?

Gender – Both men and women are prone to be suffering from hypertension and hence are recommended to check their blood pressure level frequently. Also, a change in the lifestyle is warmly welcomed to keep hypertension or high blood pressure at bay.

Age – Children of your three and older should get their blood pressure measured yearly. Teenagers and adults of 18 and below should get their blood pressure levels checked every two years. The age 18 to 39 and 40 or older are at a higher risk of having high blood pressure or hypertension and the blood pressure level should be read every year. 

Pre-existing diseases – Patients with cardiovascular disease are suspected to have high blood pressure levels. Obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid, kidney issues, adrenal gland tumours, sudden defects in blood vessels can lead to high blood pressure. Besides, individuals on specific medications such as decongestants, over the counter pain relievers, birth control pills, etc. have a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure.

How Dr. Amitabha Saha treats hypertension or high blood pressure? 

Hypertension is quite common these days owing to the stress-full lifestyle. Dr. Amitabha Saha and his team of medical researchers have discovered the perfect way to deal with hypertension without the need for excessive medication. A healthy shift in the lifestyle can help you battle high blood pressure or hypertension and live a happy life.


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