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When doctors discuss blood pressure, they?re referring to the force of blood pushing against the artery walls when the heart beats and relaxes. High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to push blood through the arteries. Over time, the arteries can thicken, narrow, and become less flexible. Eventually they can narrow to the point where they clog up and lead to a heart attack or stroke.

You may not notice this condition, because high blood pressure symptoms often don?t start until damage has already been done to the heart and blood vessels. When high blood pressure symptoms do occur, they often reflect this damage.

If the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, the heart muscle doesn?t get enough oxygen. Symptoms that can develop include chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, and nausea. If blood flow to the brain is blocked, sections of brain tissue will die, producing symptoms like weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, trouble speaking, and vision disturbances. Vision changes are high blood pressure symptoms related to damage in the eyes. And if heart damage progresses to heart failure, in which the heart can?t pump enough blood out to meet the body?s needs, symptoms can include swelling in the ankles or legs, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

Because these high blood pressure symptoms often appear so late, it?s important to see your doctor for blood pressure tests on a regular basis. Getting screened is especially important if you have high blood pressure risk factors such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, or a family history of the condition.

If you do have high blood pressure, you may be able to control it with good eating, physical activity, and stress management. When these measures aren?t enough, a number of medicines can also lower blood pressure. These include diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers. Some people will need to take two or more of these medicines to bring down blood pressure.

Signs and Symptoms of Parasites in Humans

Intestinal parasites are a much greater threat to health than western medicine acknowledges. In fact, many doctors will miss the common signs and symptoms of parasites in humans, and thus, it is important to recognize these yourself and then to know what to do to eradicate them naturally.

Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms to Know

Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms to Know

Though it sounds like a condition in which the heart stops beating altogether, heart failure is actually a problem that develops when the heart can no longer pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the body’s needs. It’s a serious and complicated health challenge. But if you and your physician

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase “silent killer”? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or other

What Is Hypertension?

What Is Hypertension?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be a factor in coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, and stroke. But what is hypertension (otherwise known as high blood pressure)?

Well, blood pressure is just the force of blood against the inside walls of the arteries. Hypertension is a condition

UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let

Fight High Blood Pressure Symptoms with Garlic

Fight High Blood Pressure Symptoms with Garlic

If garlic had been created in a test tube, it would most certainly be a very high-priced prescription drug! Why? Taking garlic has an abundance of health benefits! In fact, it has been used medicinally for at least 3,000 years.

Hypertension: How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Go?

Numbers. Your life’s full of them, and they all have significance—from your Social Security and telephone numbers to your bank account balances or even a winning lottery ticket.
When it comes to your heart and kidney health, the numbers 140/90 are of paramount importance. They mark the threshold of hypertension,

5 Big Blood Pressure Issues to Consider

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