It’s important to catch high blood pressure as early as possible and take steps to control it. When left untreated hypertension can lead to very serious problems, like heart disease. There are lots of ways to treat high blood pressure and we’ll look through some of them in this article. It is vital that you talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure or suspect that you have any other risky medical condition.

Losing weight is one method of reducing your blood pressure. If you are overweight or obese, your risk for high blood pressure, as well as heart disease, is higher than average.

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer because it usually doesn’t have present symptoms but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t warning signs that you should be aware of. Checking your blood pressure isn’t difficult and everyone should do it regularly even if you are asymptomatic. Here are some of the possible symptoms, signs and common risk factors that can indicate high blood pressure.