Some recent studies show that almost one out of three U.S. adults is suffering from high blood pressure, but the symptoms are not quite obvious and that’s why almost one-third of the people don’t even know that they have high blood pressure. Several diseases like stroke, heart failure and kidney failure can occur because of high blood pressure and it has become such a pervasive problem as it’s often called “the silent killer”
Blood pressure is the name of the force that is found in the arteries when the heart beats and rests. Blood pressure higher or equal to 140mm Hg (active) and 90mm Hg (at rest) is considered high blood pressure in an adult. High blood pressure can become the cause of serious problems for heart, deeply affects other organs of the body and often create serious complications for pregnant women.
There are many factors that can cause high blood pressure. Some of them can be changed by choosing a healthy lifestyle while some others are hereditary and can’t be changed. You must keep a regular check on your blood pressure, particularly if any of the following factors relate to you.
Obesity is defined by body mass index (BMI) instead of the weight and it is closely related to high blood pressure. Most of medical professionals seem to recommend obese people with high blood pressure to lose their weight.