High blood pressure is a condition where the pressure created by the blood on the walls of arteries is significantly high. It is a common occurrence when the heart pumps large volume of blood and the arteries are narrow which creates pressure on the walls. It increases risk of heart disease such as – heart attack or stroke.
Diagnosing uncontrolled hypertension
One can have hypertension without any evident symptom. It is a dangerous condition as the patient might undergo without detection. If you have a family history of hypertension it is wise to undergo regular check-ups at the doctor’s clinic. Hypertension can be detected even if you don’t have any apparent symptom. Once you are diagnosed for hypertension you might work with your doctor to keep it under control.
Some symptoms of hypertension are as following.
- Excessive sweating
- Breathing problem
- Nose bleed
Complications resulting from uncontrolled hypertension
Hypertension if reached to a very high level can be life threatening. It increases risks of heart attack and stroke. If you are between 18 and 39 years but with a history in the family of high blood pressure ask your doctor to measure blood pressure every year. People above the age of 40 should get their blood pressure checked every year even if there is no prominent symptom of hypertension.
Hypertension can lead to serious health issues as mentioned below.
- Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular ailments
- Aneurysm or weakening of blood vessels
- Heart failure
- Kidney failure due to thickening of artery walls that prevent the organ from functioning properly
- Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes
- Metabolic anomalies
- Weakened memory and trouble with understanding
If you are diagnosed with uncontrolled hypertension, which is a life threatening condition, you need to work closely with your doctor. We have a specialist Physician Dr Navya B S in Dr. Sumanth Specialty Clinic to treat different heart ailments. The doctor will help you find balance between your diet, lifestyle and medication to effectively control high blood pressure and avoid unforeseen complications.