really is involved in this condition
The etiology of
We all have heard the
term blood pressure and most of
us are familiar with it but many may not be completely clear as to what
it is and what it means where their health is concerned.
The term blood
pressure refers to the actual pressure of the blood on the inside or
the walls of the blood vessels when it moves through ones body. Some
people may suffer with a low blood pressure, some may have a normal
blood pressure (approximately 120/80) and others may suffer with high
blood pressure which is also known as hypertension.
number of your blood pressure is the systolic pressure and the bottom
number is the diastolic pressure. In a study it was presented
that almost 95% of the people that
suffer hypertension show no apparent reason for the problem.
Generally there are factors that have been known to contribute to
hypertension such as: age, race, hereditary, weight, even smoking
tobacco and drinking alcohol have been known to raise the
It has been proven that people with dark skin are at
more risk for high blood pressure and as we get older our blood vessels
constrict which puts us at a higher risk for blood pressure problems.
Most often people are not aware that they even have a problem until it
is found by accident. Often times the symptoms go unnoticed, which make
it difficult for people to get the proper treatment. People end up at
the doctors for other reasons, only to find out that they suffer from
One of the most common signs are headache and some people seem to have
them in the morning. Some
people complain of dizziness and confusion as well. These are all signs
of other conditions but tend to be related in the etiology of
should lead you to at least get your
blood pressure checked to be on the safe side. Blood pressure can be
treated with medication and in some cases, some lifestyle changes such
as giving up smoking or losing weight.
If you suffer with
hypertension, you should seek the medical advice from your physician.
If high blood pressure is left untreated it can lead to serious
health risks such as heart problems including heart failure and even a
heart attack. High blood pressure is also one of the leading causes of
stokes. If you are overweight, your chances of having problems are
much greater so it is very beneficial to your health to work with
your doctor to lower your weight and to take good care of your body.
is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly so you will
be able to spot a problem right away. The doctor can
work out the best way for you to handle any issues with your blood
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