High blood pressure is potentially deadly. If it is detected early enough, though, it’s debilitating effects can be alleviated. Heart attack or stroke can be prevented or at least postponed if a condition of high blood pressure is detected. When it is diagnosed then treatment and lifestyle changes can begin.
The first problem we have with detecting the signs of high blood pressure is that usually there are no signs. That’s why it is often referred to as ‘the silent killer’
If there are no signs that you have high blood pressure then there doesn’t appear to be any reason to do doing anything about finding out. So this is the dilemma. How to diagnose high blood pressure when there are no symptoms. Actually modern science has given us a very easy way, but more of that later.
The Signs Of High Blood Pressure are Vague
Some people may experience signs of high blood pressure but they could be slight and easily attributable to other things.
A headache is a common sign except, of course, the sufferer may just judge it to be ‘just one of those things’ and take a pain killer. Shortness of breath, lightheadedness and vision problems could also be signs of high blood pressure. And they might not. In any case it will do no harm to visit a doctor and get it checked out.
So What If I Have No Signs Of High Blood Pressure?
In general there are no reliable signs of high blood pressure. So what to do? Well most pharmacies and public health offices will do a blood pressure check for you and of course your own doctor should do one on every visit. These days there is a very simple and inexpensive way of keeping an eye on the whole families blood pressure. Your own automatic blood pressure meter. Every first aid kit should have one of these. They are very simple to operate. You simply put the cuff on your arm as described and push the button. The cuff will automatically inflate and then deflate just as the doctor does using the old fashioned sphygmomanometer, and give you reading. Armed with one of these you will have no need to rely on vague or worry about the nonexistent signs of high blood pressure. You can take charge of your own destiny and maybe save yourself from having a heart attack or stroke. Money well spent, I think. As soon as you can see that your blood pressure is a bit high for most of the time go straight to your health practitioner for remedial treatment. As for signs of high blood pressure, you can’t get much clearer.
I have one of these meters.
It will help you detect the signs of high blood pressure.