Symptoms of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
Usually there are no symptoms; that’s the problem. That’s why high blood pressure
is often labeled ‘the silent killer’. People who have high blood pressure typically
don’t even know that they have until they get an annual physical exam and it’s discovered
then. That’s why it’s important to have an annual physical examination from your physician.
Sometimes when you r blood pressure is markedly high, I mean really elevated, people will
begin to notice headaches, dizziness or blurred vision, they might get some nausea or vomiting,
or even some chest pains or shortness of breath. When you have high blood pressure, what’s
happening behind the scenes is what’s most dangerous. It’s increasing your risk for
a premature heart attack, heart failure, a stroke, kidney failure, eye damage that could
lead to blindness and damage of the peripheral blood vessels that can lead to decreased blood
flow to your feet, hands and possibly even leading to amputation at some point, especially
if the person is a diabetic. Also, the pressure on the vessels can cause
out pouching or serious aneurisms that can rupture. About one percent of people who have
high blood pressure have what’s known as malignant hypertension and malignant high
blood pressure. This is when the lower number in your blood pressure reading is as high
as say 140; that diastolic pressure would be considered malignant hypertension, being
140 or higher. And with that there are often headaches, nausea, vomiting and stroke-like
symptoms. The big risk is if there is bleeding in the brain you could have a stroke or some
kind of hemorrhage in the brain, which has got to be controlled.
The bottom line is high blood pressure is often unrecognized for years and it produces
no symptoms. But behind the scenes, it’s causing damage to the heart and other organs,
to the eyes and to the blood vessels that can really lead to some serious problems down
the road. In fact, high blood pressure is a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke
and kidney failure. And these are the things that cause the most deaths each year in our
society. That’s why everyone should know the best way to keep your blood pressure down.
This is where I come in. I would like you to download the program that I have called
Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally. This will show you how to do it in a way that’s safe
and responsible. And if your blood pressure is starting to creep up, put these things
into play very aggressively, right now. What I show in these studies is the human,
clinical evidence that shows how to lower blood pressure using natural interventions
like diet, lifestyle and supplementation. So download that program now so you understand
how to keep your blood pressure down using the best proactive lifestyle strategies.
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your family. Thanks so much for your time.