High Blood Pressure Symptoms & Evaluation
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Which are the Most Frequent High Blood Pressure Symptoms?
Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels. This is a huge danger seeing as you can have high blood pressure for years without knowing about it if you never get it checked either yourself or by a medical professional like your doctor.
A few people with high blood pressure may have:
- Difficulty performing intense exercises
- Shortness of breath after low intensity work or walking
- Headaches at random periods with no visible cause
- Possible nosebleeds
However, these symptoms aren't specific to high blood pressure. They will also usually not show until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage. Immediately consult your doctor if you have experienced any of the symptoms listed.Blood Pressure Evaluation Calculator
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What is blood pressure and why is this important?
Blood is the core of every human. It is one of the most important aspects doctors look at when assessing health and contains details on our true state of health that we normally would never know. This creates pressure on the vessel walls. If the arteries are elastic, this pressure can be cushioned well.
With age, the elasticity of the blood vessels decreases. Their ability to expand is reduced and your blood pressure will rise. This can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. It can even lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
Blood pressure tells us a lot about our health, but surprisingly few people know about it well enough. Which numbers are normal? Why are there two numbers? How do I measure blood pressure correctly?
We answer these questions and help you to take better care of your health.
Is your blood pressure measurement correct?
With the right device, it is simple to measure your blood pressure quickly and easily without consulting your doctor. This can be done with readily available blood pressure monitor devices that you can buy from a local pharmacy store or online.
However, there are a few things to consider with these home use devices so you can really be sure that the measured numbers are useful for monitoring your high blood pressure. Check the link below for some frequently asked questions and a guide on how to monitor your blood pressure correctly.
What are the risks and possible diseases of high blood pressure?
High blood pressure often comes without showing any noticeable symptoms, but higher blood pressure numbers can be detrimental to health and life expectancy. Possible consequences with high blood pressure are:
- Circulatory disorder in the legs
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Kidney failure
How do I evaluate high blood pressure?
If you want to check if your blood pressure is within the reasonable range try to input your high blood pressure into our useful tool.
High blood pressure in an adult is diagnosed when the systolic number regularly exceeds 140 mmHg or the diastolic number is above 90 mmHg several times. In this case, a doctor should be consulted, as high blood pressure is associated with health risks.Evaluate your blood pressure here