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Facts You Need To Know About High Blood Pressure

By: Somya Ojha

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is an exceedingly common disease that millions of people all over the world are suffering from. There are certain facts about high blood pressure that we have listed in this article, read on.

Even though this condition is treatable, it continues to be one of the leading causes of stroke and heart disease among the people across the globe.

That is because if the blood pressure stays above the normal level for too long, then it can weaken the blood vessels and also cause blood clots.

Also Read: Early Signs To Indicate Low Blood Pressure

Not only your heart, but high level of blood pressure can also adversely affect your mental health. In fact, a few studies have found that uncontrolled blood pressure can also lead to dementia.

Still, there are a lot of us who are not fully aware of this serious disease. That is why, today at Boldsky, we've compiled this list of facts that you need to know about high blood pressure.

Since this disease is widely misunderstood, knowledge about the following basic, yet important, facts will help you and your loved ones. Keep yourself well-informed to be able to prevent it or, if required, treat this serious condition.

Have a look at these facts about hypertension, here.

Facts about high blood pressure

Fact #1
Despite of what most people think, high blood pressure is mostly a symptomless health issue. Most people suffering from this problem never really experience any alarming symptom. Hence, the name "silent killer". But, in a few cases, if the blood pressure is soaring through the sky, then the harrowing symptoms like severe headache, trouble in breathing, etc., may start to occur.

Facts about high blood pressure

Fact #2
People suffering from high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing heart diseases. Many experts have cited high blood pressure as one of the major risk factors for a stroke and other life-threatening health problems. That is why, hypertension should never be taken lightly and precautions should be taken to keep the level of blood under check.

Facts about high blood pressure

Fact #3
As per a few studies, the people who have high blood pressure in their family, and are overweight, are more likely to suffer from this problem. Along with that, not being physically active, consuming too much alcohol on a regular basis, etc., can also increase your likelihood of developing this disease.

Facts about high blood pressure

Fact #4
In recent years, there has been a drastic increase in the number of people suffering from hypertension. Few studies have found that millions of cases are being reported on a yearly basis in India. In fact, this is one of the most common diseases all over the world and is growing at an alarming rate.

Fact #5
There are several ways of keeping the level of blood pressure below the alarming level. Taking meds prescribed by the doctor, staying physically active, eating a well-balanced food with less salt, staying away from unhealthy activities, etc., can ensure your blood pressure to remain in its normal range. But, ignoring this problem can cause dire consequences, and that is why one should never ignore the seriousness of this disease.

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Story first published: Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:30 [IST]
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