Understanding Hypertension in Adults!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 1st, 2017

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Is your blood pressure higher than normal? Are you aware of its effects? Read further to understand hypertension in adults!

Hypertension is nothing but increase in blood pressure than the normal. This, in turn, leads to severe diseases like stroke, ischemic heart diseases, and loss of memory. The exact cause of hypertension is unknown, however, in some cases, the cause is an underlying disease and termed as secondary hypertension. To prevent or identify hypertension at an earlier stage, it is important to know the risk factors. A few of them being age, family history, lack of physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, an excess of salt and potassium in the diet, stress, etc.

The most common signs and symptoms that indicate hypertension in adults are:

  • Dull headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Excessive nosebleeds

To conclude, lifestyle changes are the best way to control and prevent high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes suggested by experts include eating a healthy diet with less salt, maintain a healthy weight, incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, managing stress at work and home, and practicing relaxation techniques like meditation. However, it is always advised to consult a healthcare specialist for a regular check-up to keep a tab on the blood pressure levels and if any additional treatment plan needs to be followed.

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