High blood pressure might not be that easy to notice, some people may not even be aware that they have the issue. Doctors even call it a “silent killer” because the consequences are very serious, but the problem develops slowly over time, the symptoms are common to many other conditions, and it’s very possible to just simply miss it.
Let’s have a look at some symptoms:
- Headaches. The interesting fact is that people with chronic hypertension often don’t experience headaches at all. But sudden spikes in blood pressure increase the pressure in the head causing a very sharp headache, the doctors call it “hypertensive crisis.” Sudden spikes also often cause nosebleeds.
- Blood spots in the eyes and vision problems. The experts believe that high blood pressure can damage the blood vessels in the retina, a tiny layer at the back of the eyeball where images get focused. It may cause bleeding, which can be noticed as blood spots and potential vision issue
- Pounding in ears and chest. If you experience the pounding in your ears and chest after serious exercise, that’s very normal and will go back normal as soon as your heart rate goes back to its resting level. However, if these symptoms appear suddenly and for no obvious reason, you should probably check it out.
Most of the drug stores have the right equipment for it, just get in the habit of checking it every now and then. Alternatively, just get a portable blood pressure reader and monitor it that way.
A trick to lower your blood pressure
Another pressure point that can make a massive difference in your well-being is located on both feet. Slide your finger along the line between the big toe and second toe. The point is situated in the depression just before your finger reaches the bone. Apply deep pressure for 3 seconds, then rest for 5 seconds. Repeat the massage for 2 minutes, then do the same thing on the other foot.
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