High blood pressure or hypertension is known to occur more often as people age. Statistics used to say that 1 out of 3 American women has hypertension but in today’s modern world, even the younger generation regardless of gender has recently been seen suffering from this medical condition.
Commonly referred to as a “silent killer” for the damage and complications it can bring about a person, high blood pressure is when a person gets a systolic reading of 140 and above with a diastolic reading of 90 and above.
There are actually many factors that can trigger high blood pressure when alone and when combined. Here are some of the known factors:
- Organ abnormality or malfunction
- High intake of salt
- Genetic predisposition
- Artery abnormalities
Hypertension may or may not come with always recognizable symptoms. Most people experience vague symptoms that they disregard it as just being tired from the tons they do every day. Here are some of the most common symptoms of high blood pressure that everybody should be aware of:
- Frequent headaches
- Shortness of breath
- Visual symptoms like blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting
The only way for you to know if you are already experiencing high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Prevention is always better than cure. We firmly believe in this as we have seen how prevention and taking necessary changes made a whole lot of difference for our patients.
Given that hypertension is a serious condition, there is simply no reason for you to wait for your hypertension to take a turn for the worse before making the necessary changes. We take a supportive and integrative approach for high blood pressure as we focus more on prevention and recovery while making use of both conventional and natural health care depending on what we see fits our patient’s situation better.