FAQs1. Which doctor should I consult for high blood pressure?
You should consult a general physician for treating high blood pressure.
2. How do I know if I have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to be tested for it.
3. How does high blood pressure affect our body?
Effects of Hypertension on the body -
Stroke - Very high blood pressure can cause a break in a weakened blood vessel, which then bleeds in the brain. This can cause a stroke. If a blood clot blocks one of the narrowed arteries, it can also cause a stroke.
Impaired Vision - High blood pressure can eventually cause blood vessels in the eye to burst or bleed. Vision may become blurred or otherwise impaired and can result in blindness.
Arteries - As people get older, arteries in the body tend to harden, especially those in the heart, brain and kidneys. This, in turn, causes the heart and kidneys to work harder.
Kidney Damage - High blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys filter less fluid, and waste builds up in the blood. The kidneys may fail altogether.
Heart Attack - The arteries supply oxygen-carrying blood to the heart muscle. If the heart does get enough oxygen, chest pain, also known as angina, can occur. If the flow of blood is blocked, it results in a heart attack.
Congestive Heart Failure - CHF is a serious condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs.
4. Do mineral supplements reduce blood pressure?
Potassium helps to prevent and control blood pressure. Some good sources are various fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and fish.
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