Do you even know if you have high blood pressure?
Yearly physicals always seem to be just a hop, skip and a jump away and now yours is just around the corner. But, who’s worried? Not you. For this go around things are pretty cool on the health front because you’ve made some changes.
You feel A-OK, so when the nurse gives you your blood pressure reading, you’re like “nah, that number’s off.” Nope, it’s correct and now it’s hanging in the air like a puff of smoke. Hey, if it was your IQ, you’d be ecstatic, but it says your blood pressure is high and now you’re confused. How could that be? You had no symptoms. You feel fine. You even put Netflix on pause and started going to the gym and traded the V8 for actual vegetables.
Where were the warning signs?
At Cover-tek, we’d like you know that when you’re dealing with blood pressure, it’s not like driving into a construction zone. If there’s work up ahead, you bet you’ll see a sign or some indication that you’re about to run into some delays. So, where was the warning that you were about to head into the danger zone and develop high blood pressure? Unfortunately, you may not get any warnings that you have high blood pressure. Sometimes, it just comes out of nowhere without super obvious signs.
Although they’re not conclusive, there are some symptoms that could be indicators of high blood pressure, but they could also be related to other health conditions.
Here are a few warning signs of high blood pressure.
• Blood spots in the eyes can be common in people with high blood pressure, but the condition doesn’t cause it.
• Facial flushing can occur while your blood pressure is higher than it normally is, although high blood pressure does not cause facial flushing.
• Dizziness is a sign that someone is having a stroke and high blood pressure is a risk for a stroke, so don’t ignore it.
Now, just because you may not have seen signs of high blood pressure doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight tooth and nail to prevent it. If you’re on a roll with the lifestyle improvement, keep it moving and remember your health is all that!