High blood pressure happens while the force of the blood against the artery walls is so high that it can result in health problems like heart disease. The determination of blood pressure can be done by the amount of blood that gets pumped by your heart. In addition, it also refers to the blood flow resistance in the arteries. More blood getting pumped by your heart and the narrowness of the arteries can contribute to high blood pressure. Readings of blood pressure are given in mm Hg or millimeters of mercury.
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
- Chest pain
- Problems in vision
- Confusion or fatigue
- Irregular heartbeat
- Facial flushing
- Blood spots in the eyes
- Difficulty in sleeping
Causes of High Blood Pressure
- Smoking or using tobacco products
- Being overweight
- Eating foods high in salt or sodium
- Having a family history of diabetes and heart disease
- Drink heavily
Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure
People suffering from high blood pressure usually do not have any symptoms. Your doctor will check for high blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff. If your pressure is high in two readings, your doctor will diagnose you with high blood pressure.
Treatment of High Blood Pressure
For the treatment of high blood pressure, you have to go on walks daily. In addition, you have to eliminate your stress. You also have to limit drinking as well as quit smoking.
Prevention of High Blood Pressure
- Managing stress
- Doing physical exercises – thirty minutes each day
- Having a healthy diet and limiting salt intake
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Quitting smoking
If you require a blood pressure specialist in Pune, reach out to Dr. Meghana Pande.
Dr. Meghana Pande is a physician and critical care specialist in Pune. She has a rich experience of 15 yrs, located in Hadapsar, Pune.