About Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Symptoms, Causes and Health Risks

Do you have hypertension? You could have high blood pressure and not even know it. You are considered to have hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. It usually has no symptoms, and it transpired as either primary or secondary.

Most who experience hypertension are of the primary sort, to which its cause remains a mystery. However, what is known is that genetics and some other factors lend a hand in its elevation, such as:

Secondary hypertension means your high blood pressure is occurring in concert with another disease or health condition, for example:

Primary aldosteronism is an adrenal gland disorder that is found in 10% of those with hypertension.

In the case of secondary hypertension, you fix the underlining disease and you fix your hypertension. Therefore, its important to determine if your hypertension is primary or secondary. And if its secondary, what is its root cause.

The health risks involved with untreated hypertension is its harm to your arteries, which increases your chances of experiencing:

Did you know that the most frequently occurring condition in the elderly is high blood pressure? Somewhere along the line of over half. Also, 1 in 4 adults suffer from silent hypertension disease. WOW!

Due to hypertension’s lack of symptoms and health risks, check your blood pressure, or have it checked, regularly.

Help your blood pressure pump up to a healthy level by getting that salt shaker off the table, the alcohol out of the cellar and your weight under your control. Then go and follow a lowering high blood pressure diet. You’ll be glad ya did!