Hypertension, a state of abnormally high blood pressure, is a serious medical condition which seemingly has no symptoms, but the risk factors are high. In the National Family Health Survey – 4, conducted by the Govt of India, 22.2 percent of the Indian population reported incidences of high blood pressure. The high blood pressure causes are quite a few in numbers.
Primary Hypertension, also known as Essential Hypertension is caused by:
Secondary Hypertension scales up fast and can quickly become more severe than primary hypertension. Some leading causes are:
Since there are no symptoms (some symptoms like nose bleed may occur in few cases but majority don’t feel anything until it’s too late), best way is to check your blood pressure with your routine medical check-up. If your family has a history of any such case, it is advised to get your blood pressure checked up at least twice a year.
Following some ways of general healthy lifestyle, you can avoid falling victim to the hands of hypertension: