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Dangers of Being Hypertensive

The signs of hypertension are rarely noticeable; many people won’t realize they have it until actual manifestation. According to experts, symptoms they say can include a severe headache, fatigue or confusion, vision problems, chest pain, difficulty breathing, an irregular heartbeat, blood in the urine, and a pounding in your chest, neck, or ears and if these symptoms are ignored, complications can arise.

The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work to pump blood round your body. This puts strain on blood vessels and can enlarge your heart, make blood vessels clog, burst or leak, and cause damage to your major organs.

High blood pressure, left untreated, can put you at increased risk of cardiovascular disease such as kidney disease, gout (a form of arthritis), angina, stroke, heart attack, heart failure and aneurysms (swelling) in the brain or main arteries.

To avoid a hypertension diagnosis; maintain a healthy weight, eat balanced diet, cut back on salt, Exercise regularly, Limit the alcohol and most importantly; monitor your blood pressure.

Know your Numbers


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