What are the symptoms of hypertension?
Blood pressure (BP) depends on several factors: the volume of blood that the heart pumps per minute and the total peripheral vascular resistance (OPSS) in the arteries. The more blood the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood PRESSURE.
In response to high blood PRESSURE for a long time in the body there is a restructuring of the cardiovascular system:
First, hypertrophy (thickening of the wall) of the left ventricle of the heart develops, and then-expansion of the heart cavities (dilation).
The muscle layer of the arterial wall thickens.
These changes lead to an increased risk of serious health problems!
Unfortunately, there are no specific symptoms of hypertension, even with very high blood pressure!
Arterial hypertension is called a silent killer, because against the background of good health without any precursors, people of different ages (young age is no exception) have catastrophes-strokes, heart attacks and other lesions of the cardiovascular system.
Without measuring the pressure, it is impossible to say with certainty that there is no hypertension.
Increased blood PRESSURE is often detected accidentally during a medical examination, a visit to the dentist or even at a pharmacy, and sometimes – when measuring pressure “for the company” at a visit to relatives or friends.
Indirect signs of hypertension can be:
headache-more often in the occipital region (“severe occipital”)
visual impairment-often in the form of flickering “flies in front of your eyes”
redness of the face
frequent urination at night
If some symptoms suggest the need to measure blood PRESSURE, and when measured-the indicator is higher than normal, contact your therapist or cardiologist!
Take care of yourself and be healthy!