Early Detection of High Blood Pressure

Early Detection of High Blood Pressure

Early Detection of High Blood Pressure

You’ve heard of high blood pressure and you know it can lead to serious health problems down the road. But what is high blood pressure and how do you know if you have it?

What is High Blood Pressure?

The first step is to know the condition. High blood pressure, or its clinical term – Hypertension, is a condition that occurs when the blood pressure is higher than normal, which may cause serious health issues, such as cardiovascular diseases.

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Why is High Blood Pressure Dangerous?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the world’s most common chronic diseases, affecting over 1.1 billion cases worldwide. One of the most dangerous things about high blood pressure is that it goes undetected.

What are the symptoms

The fact is that high blood pressure is a largely symptomless “silent killer” (Williams et al., 2018). Most of the time, there are no symptoms at all until your blood pressure has spiraled out of control. Therefore, you should never wait till a certain symptom or sign becomes obvious enough to alert you to the problem.

Best Practices for early detection of high blood pressure

Prevention is better than cure. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is through regular checkups for your doctor to assess your physical health. Pro-active self-monitoring of blood pressure at home is also one method to detecting high blood pressure.

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