Hypertension which is also known as high blood pressure affects about one in three adults. High blood pressure is not age specific and can affect anyone at any age level. High blood pressure is not just an affliction that elderly people get anymore. It can affect children, teenagers and adults of any age. The growing number of children and teenagers affected is related to poor eating habits, lack of exercise and obesity. In the United States, alone, one in three people has high blood pressure.
Hypertension is where the heart has to beat harder and faster in order to pump blood throughout the body. This is a result of a build-up of fatty acids and poor circulation in the blood vessels. As a result the pressure on the vein and artery walls is higher. Left untreated high blood pressure could result in a heart attack.
Symptoms of hypertension often are ignored as most people will feel fine. Or they confuse the symptoms of high blood pressure with some other illness or allergy. Common symptoms can include frequent headaches, dizziness, lightheaded, blurred vision, fatigue, nausea, nosebleeds, frequent urination, ringing sound in the ears and shortness of breath.
Frequent headaches that last for several days can point to high blood pressure or even other medical problems and should not be left unchecked. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded after standing up from sitting, this could be a sign of high blood pressure. If you feel tired all the time, even though you are getting plenty of sleep, you may have high blood pressure. If you experience shortness of breath from walking short distances or even up just one flight of stairs, you could have high blood pressure.
The sooner you can be checked for hypertension the better. There are several things that can be done to help prevent high blood pressure. Watch what foods you eat and perform moderate exercise at least three times a week. Avoid foods high in fat and sodium. Consume more fresh fruits and vegetables. Forgo picking up food from a fast food restaurant. Rather cook meals at home using fresh ingredients and lean cuts of meat or poultry.
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