What is High Blood Pressure?

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? Persistent elevation of blood pressure that is over 140 systolic and 90 diastolic. It is a symptom rather than a disease and the cause is often unknown, but it may indicate change in the condition of the blood vessels or the heart muscle, or a kidney disorder, it is likely to increase during periods of rest and sleep (WHO). READ MORE, CLICK bit.ly What are the Symptoms? One of the big problems with high blood pressure is that it hardly ever casues symptoms. This means it may go unnoticed until it causes one of its later complications, such as stroke or heart attack. Despite the popularity of such ideas, nosebleeds and ruddy complexions are hardly ever caused by high blood pressure. TO READ MORE, CLICK bit.ly What complications are caused by high blood pressure? Atherosclerosis: narrowing of the arteries. Stroke: haemorrhage or blood clot in the brain. Aneurysm: dangerous expansion of the main artery either in the chest or the abdomen, which becomes weakened and may rapture. Heart attack, heart faikure: reduced pumping ability. TO READ MORE, CLICK bit.ly What causes high blood pressure? Some of the factors may be in the family genes, obesity, smoking, diabetes type 1 and 2, kidney disease, high alcohol intake, excessive salt intake, lack of exercise, certain medicines such as steroids and ibuprofen, and also high levels of stress. TO READ MORE, CLICK bit.ly What can you do about it? You can do it right at home. Change your <b>…<b>