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High blood pressure or hypertension is a cardiovascular disease that is very difficult to detect. Medical professionals often diagnose high blood pressure when they are conducting regular annual checkups. The symptoms and signs of high blood pressure are extremely subtle; therefore, you may live with the disease for many years without knowing that you have it. Unfortunately, without detection, it can result in excruciating damage to your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body.
The damage that high blood pressure induces often leads to coronary heart disease , kidney failure or stroke . Medical experts sugge...
High blood pressure is commonly referred to as a 'silent killer' because many people overlook the warning signs and symptoms. It is important that you are aware of some of the less than common symptoms that should be recognised.
High blood pressure unusual symptoms are often left ignored or considered to be something else and not related to the high blood pressure. You should consider having your blood pressure monitored regularly by your doctor, nurse or even a pharmacist.
More than likely you are aware of the seriousness of high blood pressure and gaining control over it as soon as possible. With a prolonged diagnosis you can increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke. Your risks can be greatly decreased with early detection and careful monitoring. Take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure your blood pressure is under control.
Here are a few of the less than common symptoms that are often overlooked or dismissed. Take ...
I suffer form Migraines during my menstruation. Sometimes my blood pressure rises 160's and 90's for about 20 minutes followed by shivers and then it goes down. Normally my blood pressure tends to be on the low side 110/70. Can a migraine cause temporary high blood pressure? Veronica.
Yes, Migraine can cause blood pressure to rise. Please be sure that your doctor is aware of this.
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