With no obvious symptoms, it is possible to have high blood pressure for years before developing any visible symptoms and becoming aware of it. Common signs of high blood pressure are headache, sweating, nervousness, dizziness, shortness of breath and nosebleeds. Signs like these are missed most of the time and misunderstood for a stress headache/migraine, or ‘ weakness’ or a result of stress.
TRIGGERS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Here are some everyday habits that are triggers for High Blood Pressure:
1 . Family History
Having a history of high blood pressure in the family increases your chances of developing this disease. i.e. parents, grandparents and siblings. Though, your spouse’s family history of high blood pressure does NOT increase the risk for it.
2 . Age And Weight
Being overweight at any age increases the chances of developing high blood pressure. However, if you are above 40 and overweight, then chances are extremely high that you have high blood pressure.
3 . Lack of Exercise
A sedentary lifestyle, wherein you end up not engaging yourself in physical activities, increases the odds that you may have high blood pressure.
4 . Excessive Alcohol
Regular and excessive consumption of alcohol, such as 1-2 glasses or more every day, puts you at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure.
5 . Stress
Unfortunately, the inevitable part of the modern lifestyle, stress has been found to be the major cause of a multitude of diseases including high blood pressure.
6 . Excess Salt Intake
Processed foods are full of salt and a diet that is high on ready-to-eat foods tends to be high on salt. As a result, a diet high on salt increases the risks of high blood pressure exponentially. It is recommended to not consume more than 1500 milligrams salt each day.
So, make sure you keep distance from these triggers and instead opt for a lifestyle wherein you eat healthy, exercise daily and get your regular health checkups done to avoid complications. Eat Healthy, Stay Happy!