It's important to know about the signs, symptoms and risk factors for high blood pressure, as lot of peoples have this problem and don't even know about it. Whether you have any symptoms or not, it's a good idea to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Don't wait until you have a serious problem to have this checked, as most people do. The following symptoms of high blood pressure are ones that you may or may not experience if you have hypertension.
What high blood pressure actually is, can be quite a controversy. You may be aware that blood pressure is made up of two numbers, which are systolic pressure, the first number, and diastolic pressure, the second number. While there is some disagreement about what lower numbers mean, it is a common assumption that hypertension occurs if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. For instance if your blood pressure reading was 130/85, until recently it would have been considered normal. Now, however, many experts would call this prehypertension, maintaining that healthy blood pressure is below 120/80. Be sure, however, that if your blood pressure readings go over 120/80 you should monitor your diet and exercise habits with the help of your doctor.
Even if you have no other obvious symptoms, but you are easily angered or frustrated, you may be at risk for high blood pressure. There has been a link made between those with Type A personality on average are more likely to have high blood pressure and heart disease. An early warning sign of high blood pressure is then stress. Even if your job or lifestyle tends to be stressful, there are ways to control this and learn how to relax. If you learn these techniques it is less likely that you could develop high blood pressure.
In some cases, a sign of anemia can be a symptom of high blood pressure. When your body isn't producing enough healthy red blood cells you have anemia. Sometimes anemia will present itself through unusual fatigue, depression or even breathing problems. However, mild anemia can only be detected through medical tests. Since these symptoms can present themselves through high blood pressure, anemia or both, be sure to discuss this with your doctor. It is highly unlikely that you will show symptoms in the early stage of this common problem of high blood pressure. Checking your blood pressure regularly is important even if you don't show any signs of the disease, even more so if you have possible risk factors or your medical history indicates that you are at risk. It is always better to be safe and get regular check-ups, whether you have the above mentioned symptoms of blood pressure or not.