Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

Also known as silent killer, high blood pressure can be asymptomatic.  It is important to check blood pressure to avoid any serious issues. If untreated, hypertension is dangerous and life threatening. If your family members have high blood pressure, then you have a reason to consider going for blood pressure checkup as family history increases risk of having high blood pressure.


What happens when blood pressure is high? Hypertension can block and burst arteries that supply blood and oxygen flow to the brain causing stroke. This results in speech impairment, issues in mobility and other day to day activities. Stroke can be fatal for many.


Being overweight, eating too much salt, less potassium in diet, binge drinking and smoking, anxiety and stress and, not physically active are few reasons lead to hypertension.


Regular checkups, following healthy diet, being physically active are few preventive measures for this silent killer.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 11, 2023

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