Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure measurement takes into account how much blood is passing through your blood vessels and the amount of resistance the blood needs while heart is pumping.
Hypertension is termed as the ‘Silent Killer’, developing over the course of several years. Usually it goes unnoticed without any symptoms. Treatment for hypertension includes both prescription medications and also healthy lifestyle changes.
Symptoms can include :
- Shortness of Breath
- Nose Bleeds
- Chest pain
- Blood in Urine
There are three types of hypertension- Mild / Moderate and Severe
A healthy diet is vital for helping to reduce high blood pressure. It is also important for managing hypertension that is under control and reducing the risks of complications. Increasing Physical activity, reaching a healthy weight, managing stress, Avoiding smoking can all help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.