High Blood Pressure

Symptoms Of Abnormal Blood Pressure

When the heart pumps blood through the body, a force is exerted on the walls of the arteries causing a pressure. This pressure is known as blood pressure. Blood pressure keeps changing. When the blood pressure falls abnormally below the normal range, it is called low blood pressure or hypotension. And when blood pressure becomes higher than the normal range, it is called high blood pressure or hypertension.

So, basically, there are two types of blood pressure- hypertension and hypotension. And the symptoms for both these types of blood pressure are different.

Symptoms of Hypertension:
In general, high blood pressure shows no symptoms. This is one of the reasons for why it is called the 'silent killer'. One can have it for years without realizing its presence at all. But when your body exhibits the following symptoms then you should get yourself checked:

A) Headache
B) Dizziness
C) Blurred vision
D) Low libido or lack of sexual desire
E) Nausea
F) Vomiting
G) Shortness of breath
H) Restlessness

Symptoms of Hypotension:
Usually low blood pressure is caused by malnutrition or poor diet. Lack of nutrients and a diet deficient in calories, proteins, vitamin C, or almost any one of the B complex vitamins gives birth to hypotension.

It is possible that low blood pressure may or may not exhibit any symptom. But casual symptoms of low blood pressure are recorded as:

1) Light-headedness
2) Dizziness
3) Palpitations
4) Blurred vision
5) Discomfort in the chest
6) Anxiety
7) Fatigue
8) Headache/migraine
9) Intolerance to heat
10) Feeling cold all over
11) Bloating after meals
12) Cognitive impairment

Though these are the general symptoms of low blood pressure, they may vary from person to person.