High Blood Pressure
- Blood pressure is the force of circulating blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. When that pressure is higher than normal, you have high blood pressure (HBP), which puts you at risk for a number of health issues including heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
- High blood pressure is often called the “Silent Killer”
- Most of the time, high blood pressure has no obvious symptoms to indicate that something is wrong. The best ways to protect yourself are being aware of the risks and making changes that matter.
A few facts to be aware of :
- Many people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. Often the signs and symptoms are misunderstood.
- High blood pressure develops slowly over time and can be related to many causes.
- High blood pressure cannot be cured. But it can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes and, when needed, medication.
- Regular check up with your primary medical doctor or cardiologist will diagnose your high blood pressure soon.
- A cardiologist may do a 24-hr Blood pressure monitor that takes series of blood pressure readings during the day and night time. This test can easily identify degree of hypertension, nocturnal hypertension, and undiagnosed hypertension. A 24-hr blood pressure monitor can also detect misdiagnosed hypertension which is seen as “white coat hypertension” in doctors office.