Hypertension is a quite common disease in the community. According to data, 35% of people living in urban areas are suffering from this disease. Hypertension is dramatically variable in presentation. Many people won’t show any symptoms while they still suffer from hypertension. Some people do present heart abnormalities or brain abnormalities, and when tests are done, they are reported to have blood pressure problems.
Blood pressure has become an increasing concern in young adults. What the estimates show is that one in 3 people above the age of 30 years has blood pressure concerns.
What are the early warning symptoms?
As we mentioned earlier, some people show symptomatic hypertension, and some people show asymptomatic hypertension. The most common symptom of hypertension is a headache. So, if you have a headache without any cause, it may be a slid indication towards blood pressure. When we say headache, we don’t mean throbbing headaches, tightness in the head can also qualify as a headache. The other symptom can be giddiness. If you feel spinning or lightheaded motion sometimes, that may also be indicative of blood pressure. Another symptom can be unduly fatigue. Some of the rare symptoms that patients may sometimes experience include backaches and body aches. Few people also feel breathlessness when they climb a flight of stairs, but that is not as common. If you have an excess of water with salt or any oral rehydration solution, that can push your blood pressure up.
Can blood pressure problems make a patient angry?
Although a lot of things can make people angry, blood pressure is known to cause irritability. Irritability can manifest in anger. So, every time someone with this disease gets angry, it might not be triggered by hypertension but just be on the safer side you can ask the patient to check their blood pressure and take medication and measures accordingly.
Alcohol is something everybody wants. It is one of the most frequently asked questions to physicians, ‘how much alcohol can patients with hypertension have?’. There are no definite studies, but there are some European studies suggest that having up to four to five shots per week, may sometimes be medicinal. Not that alcohol should be used as a drug for blood pressure, but it might sometimes help lower it. So, if you are a social drinker, keeping your alcohol down to one to two shots per week would be considered safe as far as blood pressure problems go.
Can you die in your sleep because of blood pressure?
Surprisingly, the answer to this question is yes. Sometimes extremely high blood pressure causes arteries in the brain to open and you might die in your sleep. Sometimes when people don’t wake up from sleep, we assume that they die of a heart attack, which is also the reason in most cases, but some people may have suffered from massive brain hemorrhages. Although one should not worry about it too much because keeping your blood pressure in check will ensure that this doesn’t happen.
How can you reduce blood pressure without taking drugs?
The most important thing is to exercise. Regular exercise is the best and most effective way of controlling your blood pressure. The second important thing is stress. Nowadays you can see early-age blood pressure, and hypertension, usually because of stress. Stress can be from anywhere. Stress at home, stress at work, or even environmental stress such as pollution. You need to manage your stress. Manage it so that you don’t allow it to affect your body. Make sure that you don’t take your home problems to your workplace or your work problems to the home.
Meditation, of course, is excellent. The meditation you do in the form of chanting is especially important and slowly it is making its place in western teachings. Also, make sure that you don’t do anything in excess. Don’t drink alcohol in excess and try to avoid smoking as much as possible.
Nowadays all fast foods tend to contain a lot of salt. So, try to have fast food rarely. Reduce the amount of salt in your food. Go to regular check-ups with your doctor. Unless you keep your blood pressure normal, something might hit you suddenly.
Hypertension or high blood pressure that’s becoming increasingly common in the population due to factors that are already mentioned in this article. A sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and excessive habits like smoking, and alcohol, all these things increase the burden of blood pressure. The young population is getting increasingly affected because of this so many work hours are lost, and personal relations also go downhill. Hypertension is something we should take more seriously and check our blood pressure regularly, especially after the age of 30. Do a lot of exercises and make sure to keep up with your regular health check-ups.