What is High Blood Pressure?

More than 50 million Americans are suffering from hypertension. That is well over half of the population. Hence, the issue of what is high blood pressure, how does it develop, and what can be done to prevent it has become very important to understand.

The developing symptoms of high blood pressure may include headaches, dizziness, and other common ailments. But some of the common ailments are not included in this list. Some of these ailments include ‘Feeling faint’ and ‘nausea’. These are not considered high blood pressure symptoms but they can cause other serious issues besides high blood pressure.

Generally, high blood pressure is classified into two different types. Which are the ‘pre-hypertensive or ‘end stage’ cases. and the ‘subdural or ‘superficial’ cases. The pre-hypertensive cases are not seriously threatened by high blood pressure. These cases occur when the pressure is found at a point that is not normal for a healthy human body.

For a person to suffer from pre-hypertension, a sudden stipulation of blood pressure must have occurred. An example of this would be the occurrence of a heart attack or stroke. While the stipulation of blood pressure is not serious it will seriously affect the health of a person. Once this has happened then the person will fall ill and suffer from a heart attack or stroke.

The establishment of a healthy blood pressure level varies for every person. This is due to the fact that not all people have the same blood pressure levels. This varies from person to person depending upon many factors such as lifestyle, body weight, and diet. But a person must realize that falling blood pressure levels will be a cause to be very seriously ill.

The blood pressure that is below 120/80 is considered ‘pre-hypertensive. At this stage, a person will not fall seriously ill. A lowering of the blood pressure by only 5 to 10 mm Hg is enough to be successful in reducing the risk of suffering from heart stroke and heart disease.

Ambalsy is a condition that occurs when the pressure in the arteries of the brain is below 90 mm Hg. This is also called ‘dizziness’ in general. Dizziness is also a symptom that indicates that there is a drop in pressure levels. This will occur in people who have hypercoagulability. Meaning, these people have arterial walls that are too smooth. In turn, this means that the blood will not flow in the correct direction for each bit of blood that passes through them. When the pressure is below 90 mm Hg this will drastically reduce the flow of blood in the body. This will create ‘dynamic’ blood pressure.

vice versa is also true. When the pressure is too high it will result in a stroke. This will mean that the blood will not flow properly from the brain back to the heart. This change in blood pressure will obviously have a drastically negative effect on the brain and could result in a stroke.

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