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Simple or obvious: know the symptoms of hypertension

Jul 4th 2014 at 8:21 PM

Considered one of the most common diseases in the world, reaching about one-third of the adult population, hypertension incidence has increased steadily due to factors such as longer life expectancy, higher incidence of obesity , sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits.

One of the major problems of the disease is in identifying the symptoms of hypertension . In many cases, the disease is asymptomatic until more advanced stages. Ie, no symptoms of hypertension that can be considered typical and thus serve to instigate alarm the patient to a doctor.

The absence of symptoms of hypertension leads to the condition to be characterized as a silent disease. In its initial phase, the only symptoms of hypertension are the measured values ​​- generally higher than normal. However, as it does not cause any health problem, the individual rarely measures your blood pressure

Depending on the stage of the disease, the symptoms of hypertension , when senses, may indicate headaches, fatigue, dizziness, neck pain, eye pain, palpitations or feeling of discomfort and heaviness in the legs.

However, because of the symptoms of hypertension are shared with many other diseases, is an error estimate if the pressure is high normal or just based on the presence or absence of these signs. Likewise, a person who does not usually measure your blood pressure, have no symptoms, may be hypertensive and not knowing

The fact that some people express headache or malaise, even when they have very high pressure, does not mean you treat the symptoms of hypertension . On the other hand, these same people may have asymptomatic peak pressure without realizing this framework.

It is important to remember that pain increases blood pressure, it is difficult to know if the pressure rose by headache or headache emerged by high pressure.

However, the symptoms of high blood pressure usually appear only when the pressure rises too much. In these cases, can occur from chest pains to pictures of blurred vision and even nosebleeds.

Therefore, it is extremely important that adults do at least once every one or two years, measuring their blood pressure . If the individual is obese, smoker, diabetic or have a family history of hypertension, the pressure must be measured with greater frequency: about twice a year.
Being an asymptomatic over time, can cause hypertension lesions in blood vessels and highly irrigated organs or with an important role in blood circulation, such as heart, kidney and brain. The incidence of hypertension increases with age, because the aging arteries become calcified, losing the ability to dilate.
Although no cure, hypertension, when diagnosed and treated, it can be controlled. However, only a doctor can determine the best method of treatment for each person, which does not always mean the use of drugs . Along with medication, it is essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle.   

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