High Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
When your blood pressure rises, too high it may cause heart disease or other major conditions. Educating yourself to understand how it occurs and what can you do to control it, you can make some changes to your lifestyle, if necessary, to prevent hypertension or to treat it if you already have it and need to stay on mediation.
High blood pressure symptoms are nonexistent, so you need to monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis to find out any changes and act timely, before hypertension becomes a chronic condition. Prevention is better than the cure, but without close monitoring, there are no signs to watch for.
However, people suffering from high blood pressure may experience many of the symptoms and signs that are believed to be just warnings, including headaches, dizziness, intense stomach pain in pregnant women, visual changes, blurred vision, and many people report a ringing sound in their ears.
Have your blood pressure checked regularly is the only safe and accurate way to discover high blood pressure symptoms and get it treated, otherwise it may produce signs of uncontrolled hypertension that may lead to different major diseases and eventually to death.
It is estimated that 90% of hypertension cases have no a specific cause, and only 10% are the result of heredity, endocrine disease, disordered lifestyle or use and abuse of drugs. High blood pressure may turn into a chronic disease that will need a lifetime of medication and care.
When high blood pressure is not controlled or people decide to abandon their medication, uncontrolled high blood pressure symptoms occur, including headache, migraines, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, confusion, restlessness or excessive sleepiness.
Even then, such symptoms are very uncommon because the person has to be suffering from very high blood pressure to get any of them. More often uncontrolled high blood pressure symptoms occur in individuals who have been previously been diagnosed with hypertension and requires immediate medical care.
Medication is generally needed in addition to a change in lifestyle habits. However, many pregnant women have high blood pressure symptoms that cannot be treated with medicine to avoid problems for mother and baby. Luckily, the number of pregnant women suffering from this condition is just a minority, and they can be attended adequately with prenatal care.
If high blood cannot be lowered with lifestyle changes and medication has no effect, the doctor will need to look for other health conditions that you may have. These other health conditions may be the probable cause of your high blood pressure symptoms, or possible interactions with other medications you are taking that are inhibiting your hypertension medication.