Symptoms of Hypertension:
Most people with high blood pressure remain fine and follow their daily routines. The condition of a hypertensive patient ranges from no symptoms at all when at a mild stage to some alarming signs and symptoms when the level becomes dangerously high.
Prolonged high blood pressure damages blood vessels by exerting continuous force on them. Damaged blood vessels fail to supply blood and meet the oxygen demand of the organs.
If your blood pressure level is high, you will experience the following symptoms:
- Vision changes as blurry or double vision: high blood pressure damages the blood vessels resulting in decreased blood supply to the retina and will lead to blurred vision.
- Dizziness: you may feel dizziness due to a lack of blood supply to the brain means your brain doesn't get enough oxygen.
- Fatigue and muscle tremors
- Shortness of breath and chest pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Buzzing in the ears
If you feel any of these symptoms, you should immediately go to the doctor for a checkup and evaluation of your blood pressure. Early diagnosis and a proper treatment plan can save you from complications.
Why do you need to monitor your blood pressure regularly?
If you don't want to risk your life, you should monitor your blood pressure regularly or go for routine checkups. Prolonged hypertension can cause some severe complications if left untreated. It increases the force acting on arteries of the heart and can harden them. It will lead to decreased blood flow to the heart and result in chest pain. The condition can worsen as you may get a heart attack if the blood supply completely gets blocked. It can also lead to stroke if the blood supply to the brain gets blocked.
You can also keep a digital blood pressure monitor at home to check your blood pressure regularly to keep a record so you can get early treatment to protect your life.