high blood pressure symptoms
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension.
High blood pressure symptoms might not be obvious even after causing extensive organ damage.
It can occur sometimes for many months before any symptoms might occur.
There are no fast and hard figures which are representative of normal blood pressure.
Very often doctors as well as other experts are not decided between them about what ideally an adult's blood pressure range should be.
A person is usually known to experience high blood pressure when their blood pressure reading increases more than a normal reading.
Blood pressure at a normal level is 120/80 mmHg. When the blood pressure raises to about 140/ 90 mmHg, then that person has high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is frequently coined as 'a silent killer'.
Breathlessness and headaches on slight exertion happen more often in people that have blood pressures of around 180/120 mmHg or more than in people that have 'normal' blood pressure.
These symptoms are not unusual, but they often occur more in people that have high blood pressure.
Most of us get headaches at some time. This can occur because of tension, minor infections or anxiety. These 'ordinary' headaches are also common in people with high blood pressure.
These headaches may be a warning of premature damage to brain or retina vascular system that will require imperative blood pressure control in order to stop fatal complications.
If those with high blood pressure suffer breathlessness it is usually a consequence of being obese.
Although, if blood pressure has increased out of all control, or has bizarrely fallen without changes in medication, then breathlessness might be a symptom of premature heart failure.
Nose bleeding as well as subconjunctival hemorrhages happen more often in people who have high blood pressure, though both symptoms are extremely common and need not cause alarm immediately.
Subconjunctival hemorrhages are a little amount of bleeding that occurs within the white area of the eye.
So to sum up these are the high blood pressure symptoms if blood pressure is at a very high level.
- Shortness of breath
- Double or blurred vision
- Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- A headache lasting several days