According to report more than 25% of people living in the UK, young and old suffers from high blood pressure, a heart related illness dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because of its rarely obvious symptoms. Many affected don’t even realise they have it until it leads to more serious health problems even death and that is why medical experts always advice everybody to have an idea of their blood pressure because if the pressure is high and left untreated it can lead to heart attacks and most times stroke.
Most people undermine the importance of regular health check up by doctors and health professionals until things starts to go wrong in their body, especially when they appear to be too busy to take care of themselves. Thus the need for both young and old to pay more attention to their health to reduce risk of a complete breakdown.
Below are some signs and causes of high blood pressure you need to pay attention to according to LloydsPharmacy report.
- Dizziness: if you experience sudden weakness in the body as in feeling dizzy when you move from one position to the other, for example from sitting to standing or laying down, this is a possible sign of high blood pressure, you must see your Doctor as soon as possible.
2. Lack of sleep: If you are struggling to sleep at night there could be an underlying health factor. Lack of sleep could result into inflammation in the body, which can affect the heart and blood pressure.
3. Age: The older you get the more you are more likely to develop high blood pressure , that is why the NHS recommends getting regular blood pressure checks once you hit 40, as this will help to diagnose pre-high blood pressure as well as high blood pressure signs in your body.
4. Amount of salt in your food.
Africans in General love salt and excessive Maggi in their food to give it the desired and expected taste, but the danger of a diet high in salt is confirmed to be one of the biggest causes of high blood pressure, reason because high salt levels reduce the kidney’s ability to absorb water and therefore cause extra strain on the blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure.
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