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What is Hypertension and How You Can Control it?

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When your blood pressure increases to the level that is not good for health, it is called hypertension or high blood pressure.

Increased blood pressure can cause many health issues including heart diseases and headaches.

Hypertension is very common. According to studies, it is believed that half of the Americans are affected by this disease.

Hypertension is not a sudden disease. It takes several years to develop this disease. Usually, there are no symptoms if you are affected by high blood pressure. It can damage your organs and blood pressure. Especially it affects the kidneys, eyes, heart, and brain. No matter if you can see any symptoms or not. It is not good for health.


A healthy lifestyle can prevent high blood pressure. But if you are a victim of high blood pressure, consult a doctor and change your lifestyle. Controlling high blood pressure is crucial because it can lead to stroke or heart attacks

Symptoms of Hypertension:

As we discussed earlier, it is a silent disease. It may take years to get severe to show obvious symptoms. Sometimes these symptoms are not related to hypertension. They may be due to another issue.

Symptoms may include:

  • Headaches

  • Nosebleeds

  • Dizziness

  • Visual Changes

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Flushing

  • Chest pain

  • Blood in Urine

These are severe symptoms and they need immediate medical treatment. Don’t wait for the symptoms to appear. Check your blood pressure regularly.

How to Treat High Blood Pressure:

Your doctor will determine the proper treatment for you after checking various symptoms. Treatment depends on what symptoms you are showing.

For proper medications consult your doctor. It is necessary. But here in this article, we will discuss some home remedies and lifestyle changes.

Eat Healthy Foods:

To reduce high blood pressure, healthy diet is necessary. A good diet can reduce the risk of complications and manage hypertension.

Foods that are good to control high blood pressure includes:

Increase Physical Activity:

A healthy weight plays an important role in controlling blood pressure. If you are overweight, reduce extra pounds. If you are below weight increase your weight. Doing exercise daily can burn extra fats, reduce weight, and reduce stress.

Controlled weight can strengthen cardiovascular system and control your blood pressure as well.

Manage Stress:

Exercise and many other activities can prevent and reduce stress. Other activities include:

  • Meditation

  • Massage

  • Tai chi or yoga

  • Deep breathing

  • Muscle relaxation

  • Get adequate sleep

  • Drink lemonade diet to relax

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