Hypertension

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Chefs for Seniors Southwest Florida

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Dec 06, 2021

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Florida - Southwest

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Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition that can lead to serious health problems, such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.
Most people with high blood pressure are unaware, since the symptoms can stay below notice for years at a time. For this reason, its important to visit your doctor regularly for a general medical check-up.
When blood pressure reaches life-threatening levels, the following symptoms may be noticeable:

Headaches
Tiredness
Confusion
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Pounding in the head or chest
Sharp chest pains

Elevated blood pressure may be inherited or related to other factors including:

Being overweight
Smoking
Diet high in saturated fat and/or sodium
Age
Excessive drinking
Diabetes
Physical inactivity
Being male
High stress levels

You can manage your hypertension and lower your risk of stroke with lifestyle changes and medications prescribed by your cardiologist. So don't hesitate! Get checked for hypertension today.

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