Blood pressure myths

According to North Bay health care About 75 million adults have high blood pressure – that’s about one in every three adults.

Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. In this article we will discuss the Blood pressure myths

Here are few common myths and facts about hypertension:

Myth: Nervousness, sweating and trouble sleeping are some symptoms of high blood pressure and I don’t have those issues.

Fact: High blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms. In fact, nearly one-third of U.S. adults with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. A simple blood pressure measurement can find those affected, yet still undiagnosed.

How Low Can You Go?

Blood pressure myths: Low blood pressure isn’t anything to worry about.

Fact: Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can be a concern if it causes symptoms such as dizziness, fainting or even shock. Dizziness or fainting could lead to a serious fall. Shock, if not treated immediately, could end in death. However, it’s true that low blood pressure is actually normal for some people.

It’s Not a Youth Issue

Blood pressure myths: It’s not important to have your blood pressure checked until you reach age 40.

Fact: it is recommended that screening for high blood pressure start at age 18. However, others might recommend starting even sooner. During adolescence, age, body size and level of sexual development have roles in determining blood pressure.

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