High blood pressure is one of the most common health problem that a great number of world population faces probably because of unhealthy diet, high cholesterol or fat and many of you catch this disease or medical condition due to day to day worries and unending anxiety.

Low blood pressure is also a medical condition where blood flow or pressure decreases from the normal range but low blood pressure is not as common and fatal as high blood pressure. So here in this article we will throw light only on causes, effects and circumstances of high blood pressure or hypertension.

Though anxiety doesn’t cause long term hypertension or high blood pressure symptoms but it may assist in dramatic temporary spikes in your blood pressure.

WHAT IS HYPERTENSION?

Hypertension or high blood pressure also called HTN or HT is a health disorder or medical condition where blood flow in arteries is persistently elevated. In addition to it, high blood pressure can also cause stroke which may damage or impair the nerves or area in the brain which is responsible for processing images.

STAGES OF HYPERTENSION:

There are 4 stages or kinds of hypertension that mostly patients face.

  • Normal hypertension
  • Prehypertension/mild hypertension
  • Moderate hypertension
  • Severe hypertension

Normal range of blood pressure doesn’t need any kind of treatment but you should make one thing sure that it may not exceed than normal range.

Mild hypertension is a condition where blood pressure remains more than normal and it’s not that risky and you may revive it to normal after seeking medical help. So many of you must have the same view point about this stage as we told you. Do you also think the same?

                           WAIT AND THINK AGAIN!

We are not asking or advising you to ignore this stage as if you do so you may reach or cross the limit of hypertension which may cause stroke later. Always seek medical assistance if your BP exceeds the normal range.

When blood pressure crosses the limit or range of mild BP it’s known as moderate stage. Doctors usually recommend such drugs in this stage which don’t only help in reducing BP but also lessen the risk of heart disease.

Last or 4rth stage is the most severe or dreadful stage because it may be life threatening if not diagnosed in time. Doctors mostly recommend or prescribe combination of two or more drugs after analyzing which one is best for you.

EFFECTS OF HYPERTENSION:

Hypertension is risky even more than heart disease because it may lead you towards many other ailments which can prove fatal for you. Millions of patients are suffering from this disease without facing or confronting symptoms.

Uncontrolled or high blood pressure may cause:

  • Disability
  • Damaged nerves
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Sudden death
  • Thickening of ventricles

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

  1. Healthy eating can be helpful to avoid the risk or symptoms of hypertension.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Don’t keep yourself inactive.
  4. Don’t smoke.
  5. Be careful about how much alcohol you drink.