What are the causes, symptoms, and prevention for hypertension?
Hello, I am a 35 years old male. Can anyone tell me what causes hypertension and what the symptoms and prevention for hypertension are? Recently my cousin was diagnosed with hypertension. I am scared as it affects all over well-being. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you!
@ritesh Hello, yes Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions. It is a long-term medical condition that is caused by the high force of blood against artery walls. Hypertension is also responsible for various health diseases such as heart disease, heart attack, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and even stroke.
The main causes of getting affected by primary hypertension are lifestyle and genetic factors. Eating foods with high amounts of salt, tobacco smoking, and excess consumption of alcohol can increase the risk of high blood pressure. Hypertension can be caused due to excess use of birth control pills, narrowing of kidney arteries, and endocrine disorder. This type of high blood pressure tends to appear suddenly and other factors responsible for secondary hypertension are obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid, alcohol abuse, and illegal drugs such as cocaine. Usually, high blood pressure shows no symptoms. Most of the people affected with Hypertension have no idea about the ailment. Here are some symptoms: frequent headaches, nose bleeding, and short breath, and dizziness. Prevention includes regular monitoring, consuming a limited amount of salt, a balanced diet, exercise, quitting smoking and alcohol.