High Blood Pressure

Diagnosing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a very serious medical condition that is linked to a lot of fatal complications, such as heart attack, kidney failure, and stroke. As a long time sufferer of high blood pressure, I’ve been doing a lot of my own research into it and I highly recommend everyone to educate themselves about it as well. At least having a basic knowledge of some high blood pressure symptoms, causes and treatment options is a good idea.

The scariest thing about high blood pressure is that it is often without any symptoms at all. High blood pressure has been sometimes referred to as ‘the silent killer’ because of this fact. For this reason alone it’s a good idea to go in to see your doctor regularly. If you have a history of high blood pressure, you can then take further steps to keep a closer eye on it. So whether you’ve had high blood pressure symptoms or not, no one is risk free, and a regular trip to a doctor can help you determine your risk level.

Having said all that, there are a few different possible high blood pressure symptoms out there to keep an eye out for, no matter how old you are or what your gender is. High blood pressure can occur at any age and is almost as common in women as it is in men. It is generally not a good idea to wait for symptoms before seeking treatment, since it is so often symptom free, but it helps to know what the symptoms can be especially if you know you have a history of the condition.

Some of the most common high blood pressure symptoms are frequent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, or blurred vision. While these are the most frequently reported high blood pressure symptoms, a lot of symptoms are not so well known and can be unique to the individual. One of the least talked about and least known high blood pressure symptoms is erectile dysfunction. Since arteries run into and through virtually every area of your body, high blood pressure symptoms can vary considerably, and it effects your entire body.

If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms you should see a doctor about it to lower your risk of serious health injury. The good news is that if you have determined that you do have high blood pressure there are a lot of different approaches you can explore to lower it. Easily treatable and often avoidable, high blood pressure does most of its damage by way of ignorance to its existence.