The quantity of blood flowing through your blood vessels and the amount of opposition the blood encounters as the heart pumps are both taken into consideration when calculating your blood pressure.

When your blood’s power pressing through your veins is constantly too high, you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

Blood movement is more difficult to move through arteries and other narrow blood channels. Your blood pressure will increase as your vessels become smaller due to increased resistance. Long-term, the elevated hypertension can lead to health problems like cardiac disease.

It’s not unusual to have hypertension. Usually, hypertension builds over a period of years. Typically, no signs are present. High blood pressure can harm your blood arteries and systems, particularly the brain, heart, eyes, and kidneys, even if you don’t experience any signs.

Hypertension is generally a silent condition.. Many individuals won’t show any signs. The disease may not become serious enough for symptoms to be visible for years or even decades. Even then, other problems could be to blame for these signs.

Possible sources of significant hypertension are:

– flushing

– blood spots in the eyes (subconjunctival hemorrhage)

– dizziness

Contrary to popular thought, severe hypertension doesn’t typically cause nosebleeds or headaches – except when someone is in hypertensive crisis. Taking regular blood pressure measurements is the most effective method to determine if you have hypertension.

Taking a blood pressure measurement is all that is necessary to diagnose hypertension. As part of a regular appointment, blood pressure is typically checked in medical offices. Request a blood pressure measurement if you don’t already have one at your upcoming visit.

Contact Dr. Barbara Karin Vela today to schedule an appointment.