Common Symptoms & Causes
of High Blood Pressure / Hypertension


Hypertension / High Blood Pressure: The Silent Predator

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a widespread condition often unnoticed due to its generally symptomless nature. It is, however, a formidable adversary to heart health, earning it the moniker, 'silent killer.'

Blood pressure is the force exerted by your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. When consistently too high, it can damage your blood vessels and lead to serious heart problems, including heart disease, heart attack, and heart failure.

Here are the key aspects of hypertension you should know:

Normal blood pressure is generally around 120/80 mm Hg.
Hypertension is typically defined as blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg sustained over time.
Hypertension develops gradually with no identifiable cause. This type of high blood pressure is called primary hypertension or essential hypertension while secondary hypertension arises due to an underlying health condition.

Understanding of Hypertension: Common Signs & Treatments

Often, hypertension does not present any overt symptoms until significant damage has already been done. Infrequent signs may include headaches, shortness of breath, or nosebleeds, but these do not occur until blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels.

Prevention and control of hypertension involve lifestyle modifications, such as maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, a balanced diet, limited sodium and alcohol intake, and avoidance of tobacco.

If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, monitoring your blood pressure regularly and adhering to prescribed treatments is essential. Remember, untreated hypertension can lead to life-threatening complications.

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Consult With Our Specialists for High Blood Pressure Treatment

At Subang Jaya Medical Centre's Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Department, we strive to shed light on the silent threats to your heart health. We are here to support your quest for a healthier, happier heart. Do not hesitate to reach out and schedule your visit. Your heart is worth it.