What is Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure) ?

What is Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure) ?

Have you seen someone shouting or screaming their wits out over a simple thing? What is your take on such people? Do you just ignore them or did you ever try to consider their situation? It can be because of stress and tension that their reaction is super hyper! It can be because of hypertension!

17th May is World Hypertension Day, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about the killer condition. It was started in the year 2005 and different organizations come up with novel ways to spread awareness. The sole idea behind this is to let people know about the hazards of hypertension.

HeadacheBut what exactly is hypertension?

Abnormally high blood pressure is called hypertension and a person with blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg is considered to be suffering from hypertension. High blood pressure has a continuous relationship to cardiovascular health.

One of the key factors that leads to hypertension is lifestyle disorder. People have been toying with almost every aspect of life including sleep, diet, exercise, stress and work. Our blood pressure responds to all these things and it can eventually lead to hypertension.

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So how to identify if you have hypertension?

There are several cases where people with high blood pressure don’t experience any signs or symptoms, even though their BP readings reach very high levels.

In some cases, people with hypertension may have headaches, nosebleeds or shortness of breath. However, these symptoms aren’t specific and they may occur only when the blood pressure reaches life-threatening stage.

The best way to find out if you have hypertension is by visiting your doctor. The Cardiology and Nephrology departments at Apollo Hospitals are known for their primary care to treat hypertension. Our specialist work primarily with disease processes to control the blood pressure and we are known for our supreme care and work up on individual patients. We focus on providing our patients with the best care and solutions to help them recover and get cured from all their ailments.

Lifestyle changes

It is important to make some changes in our lifestyle to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Smart and healthy is key for overall health. Stay stress free and exercise regularly to stay fit. Cut down on sodium consumption and maintain healthy weight according to your BMI. Suffering from hypertension? Consult a specialist today with Ask Apollo and say bye to waiting in long queues.

The Apollo Institute for Blood Pressure Management is the only comprehensive centre in entire South Asia to accurately diagnose hypertension. The Institute also has facility to check central aortic blood pressure, which is the true indicator of BP. The institute has been designated as the South Asia office of the World Hypertension League (WHL)/ WHO, to coordinate BP control efforts in the region.

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Authored by: Team Apollo

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