What is Hypertension?

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, happens when the blood moves through our arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Controlling our blood pressure as quickly as possible is extremely important as the longer our blood pressure remains high, the more prone we are to heart diseases, strokes and heart attacks.

Types of Hypertensions:

  • Primary Hypertension:
This is the most common type of hypertension in which there is no known cause for the high blood pressure. Primary hypertension usually takes years to develop and is most likely a result of the lifestyle we’ve been leading, the environment we’re living in or some psychological changes in our body.
  • Secondary Hypertension:
When hypertension is caused due to a medication or health problem, it is called secondary hypertension. It can be caused by:
  • Kidney Problems
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Some Medications

Symptoms of Severe Hypertension:

  • Severe Headaches & Nosebleed
  • Fatigue Or Confusion
  • Vision Problems
  • Chest Pain & Irregular Heartbeat And Breathing
  • Blood In Urine
  • Pounding In The Chest, Neck, Or Ears
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The most dangerous thing about Hypertension is that most people don’t even realize that they’re experiencing it till it’s too late and it has already damaged their body. If you’re experiencing these symptoms or if your blood pressure has been higher than normal recently, then schedule an appointment immediately at Swan Primary Care.