The doctor warns about a sign on the neck that indicates possible hypertension

A doctor warns of a sign on the neck that indicates possible hypertension

A medical practitioner warned of a “silent disease” that could lead to early death.

The doctor spoke about a warning sign that should not be ignored because it could be a symptom of a fatal disease. This life-threatening condition affects approximately millions of people worldwide, but most do not know they have the disease.

“High blood pressure (or hypertension) is known as the “silent disease” because you You may not feel any symptoms at all,” says general practitioner Irina Andreeva exclusively for MedicForum.
However, there may be some noticeable signs of high blood pressure if you know what you’re looking for. One of the noticeable symptoms of high blood pressureis a throbbing sensation in the necksays Dr. Andreeva.

Other signs of high blood pressure may include:

  • Moderate to severe headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds
  • Palpitations.

“This may indicate that you are already “You're living with high blood pressure for a while,” Andreeva said.
If you haven't had your blood pressure checked in the past year, it's critical that you get checked.

High blood pressure puts undue strain on the blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.

Without proper treatment, high blood pressure can lead to:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral arterial diseases
  • Aneurysms aorta
  • Kidney disease
  • Vascular dementia.

Where to check blood pressure

  • At your doctor's office
  • In some pharmacies.

Bonometers can also be purchased at pharmacies, meaning you can check your readings in the comfort of your own home.
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What causes high blood pressure?

Although there is no single cause for high blood pressure, there are many factors that can lead to the development of this disease.

“Factors includehigh levels of stress, obesity, age over 65 and lack of physical activity,” says the doctor.

Smokers, those who drink too much alcohol or caffeinated drinks and also consume too much salt are also at risk for high blood pressure.

Whether you are diagnosed with high blood pressure or not, the best way to take care of yourself is to live a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy ways to improve blood pressure include exercising at least 150 minutes a week and quitting smoking.

“Additional measures would include eating a healthy diet and reducing stress levels,” advises doctor Andreeva.

Earlier, MedicForum wrote about breakfast, which heart patients should not eat.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.