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Important Guidelines On High Blood Pressure

Around 29% of Americans are suffering from high blood pressure, and the unfortunate thing is that many people don’t even know that they suffer from this condition. So many people have died from high blood pressure and they never even knew that they suffered from 8, and that is why this disease is also known as the Silent killer. When you are checking your high blood pressure level, it is important for you to know that on the device there are usually two numbers which are mainly systolic and diastolic. For the two numbers which are on the measuring devices you need to know that the systolic numbers shoes always be less than 120 and the diastolic numbers should be less than 80 and if your results show anything more than this is an indication that you already suffer from hypertension. There are usually two types of hypertension one is known as secondary hypertension and the other primary hypertension.

Primary hypertension does take years to be detectable. It is believed that you genetics and Lifestyle are the ones that lead to primary hypertension. Even though it is believed that genes and lifestyle does cause primary hypertension doctors don’t have proof that these are the actual cause. For secondary hypertension, there are so many boxes that leads to this type of high blood pressure, and it is very quick to detect. There are usually so many things which can lead to you suffering from secondary hypertension, for example, taking over the counter medication or if you are suffering from conditions such as thyroid and kidney problems. So many people don’t know that taking over-the-counter medication regularly or even consuming illegal drugs such as heroin can cause high blood pressure. It is quite unfortunate because no one knows if they are at risk of suffering from hypertension, but people need to know that some of their habits can lead to them suffering from high blood pressure. Not taking high blood pressure medication is usually not a good idea because you are risking your life.

Not taking medication usually we can see you blood vessels and later on the end up bulging, and then they bust and this is how people end up dying. The condition also sleep apnea and heart attack does lead to blindness because it ends up thickening altering the blood vessels that are in your eyes thus affecting your eyesight. People who suffer from blood pressure are also at a high risk of suffering from heart attack and sleep apnea. The blood pressure usually lowers but if you suffer from a condition that is known as sleep apnea it affects your blood pressure, and it ends up increasing it. If your blood pressure is always high during the night and day time you will be at risk of suffering from Heart Attack.