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High blood pressure: prevention and early diagnosis

22 Sep 2023
1 Min
Health tips
  • It affects between 33% and 43% of the adult population in Spain, becoming one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases, which underlines the need to prevent and control this condition through regular medical check-ups.

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a chronic pathology that occurs when the force with which blood flows through the arteries is higher than normal. Over time, this can be detrimental to your health if not properly controlled, as it puts additional pressure on the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease. .

What symptoms does high blood pressure cause?

The most common symptoms of high blood pressure are usually silent in the early stages, meaning that most people do not experience obvious signs.

However, in more advanced cases or when blood pressure reaches extremely high levels, some symptoms may include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Palpitations

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

Since high blood pressure is a disease that can have serious consequences if not properly controlled, it is essential to have regular medical check-ups and monitor blood pressure periodically, especially if the person has risk factors such as family history, obesity, high stress levels, an unhealthy diet or lack of physical activity.

In short, the most effective measure to avoid suffering from high blood pressure is prevention, with early diagnosis being a key factor to reduce the risks associated with this chronic pathology and improve cardiovascular health.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Treatment of hypertension usually involves lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medications. Specialists recommend adopting a low-sodium diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and whole foods, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, reducing alcohol consumption and quitting smoking.

In addition, it is essential to monitor blood pressure regularly and follow medical instructions for the use of medications if necessary. Combining these approaches helps keep blood pressure under control and reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications.

At CreuBlanca we take care of your health from the heart. Our Cardiology Unit focuses on providing comprehensive and highly specialized care for the prevention, early diagnosis and personalized treatment of hypertension, among other cardiovascular pathologies, to help you maintain a healthy heart that allows you to enjoy an active and full life. .