Signs of High-blood Pressure – The London Heart Clinic

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A couple of decades ago, high blood pressure was considered by a lot of the elderly. Now, hypertension is found even among young people. There are many reasons for this, but the main ones are two: a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition. Of course, constant stress also contributes

Here is a very informative video in which the London heart clinic special Dr. Syed Ahsan explains what high blood pressure is and how to treat it.

Kidney problems

Blood pressure almost always increases with kidney disease. For example, if you have urinary disorders – pain, burning, frequent urge – it is likely that you have advanced inflammation in the pelvic organs or urolithiasis. In older men, increased blood pressure can exacerbate prostatitis.

Hormonal disorders

If the blood test shows low potassium content, and high blood pressure is combined with muscle weakness, most likely it is a deficiency of the hormone aldosterone in the body, explains cardiologist Tamara Ogieva.

Hangover

Increased blood pressure is one of the common symptoms of a hangover in otherwise healthy people. The breakdown of alcohol causes spasms of blood vessels in the brain, which gives hypertensive symptoms. In this case, it is possible to take an antispasmodic, which will relax the vessels and at the same time relieve pain.

Popular medicines

It turns out that by taking popular pain relievers, you can earn not only stomach problems but also a hypertensive crisis especially if you have high blood pressure.

There are painkillers, the side effect of which is an increase in blood pressure. Cardiologist Tamara Ogieva says that these include drugs with paracetamol and caffeine. By the way, they can weaken the effect of antihypertensive drugs. So be careful.

Sore back

Do not be surprised if a cardiologist, with your complaints of heaviness in the back of the head and high blood pressure, sends you for an X-ray of the cervical spine.

The reason is that due to vertebral damage, constant tension is created in the muscles of the back and neck. And this can cause spasms of the blood vessels in the neck and malnutrition of the brain.

By the way, an increase in pressure in the evening is often associated with an improperly equipped workplace, when you also have to strain your eye muscles.

Why is high blood pressure dangerous for you?

High blood pressure is one of the most common and insidious diseases on the planet. This disease is a ticking time bomb for your body. It is a “silent killer” that greatly increases the risk of premature death.

The main sign of hypertension is a persistent increase in blood pressure up to 140/90 mm Hg. and higher. If you often experience headaches, palpitations, dizziness, “pressing” pain in the temples or eyes, bouts of nausea, this may indicate the development of hypertension.

The main danger of high blood pressure is associated with the risk of developing serious diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as stroke and myocardial infarction.

If any of your near and dear ones have been showing signs of high-blood pressure, it is high time to get in touch with the London heart clinic.

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