High blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension, is considered to be one of the most commonly occurring health problems, which affect a lot of people.
Usually there are no particular symptoms of this condition, however, there are people who can experience vomiting, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and shortness of breath.
If high blood pressure isn’t treated timely, it can cause more serious health issues, such as cardiovascular illness, memory loss, heart issues, atherosclerosis, stroke, and kidney damage.
CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Often, the exact reasons for high blood pressure are not precise. The high blood pressure might occur because of:
- The amount of physical activity
- Family history
- Eating patterns, such as salty foods
- Alcohol intake
Also, there are drugs which can raise the blood pressure.
SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The bad thing about high blood pressure is that you cannot feel it. Usually, there are no warning signs, which means that you can have it and not be aware of it. That is why it is crucial to get it checked.
The pressure alters throughout the day because of numerous factors, such as gender, age, genes, and so on. Medical professionals say tha these values are related with normal pressure:
In women, by age:
- To 20 years old– 116/72
- 20-30 years– 120/75
- 30-40 years– 137/84
- 40-50 years– 137/84
- 50-60 years– 144/85
- Over 70 years– 159/85
In men, by age:
- To 20 years old– 123/76
- 20-30 years– 126/79
- 30-40 years– 129/81
- 40-50 years– 135/83
- 50-60 years– 142/85
- Over 70 years– 142/80
Take a look at the video below in order to learn what high blood pressure numbers mean: