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How to Diagnose High Blood Pressure

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 03:23 PM

Blood pressure is generally considered a “silent killer” mainly because it does not usually show any symptoms. People discover their high blood pressure  only after their blood pressure is measured.

The following are helpful ways to diagnose high blood pressure:

1. Diagnosing high blood pressure is very difficult as it fluctuates throughout the day. What causes high blood pressure can be physical activity, posture, temperature, diet, stress, emotional status, and drugs.
2. It is better to monitor blood pressure with a BP monitor in the morning and evening. If there is an unusual reading, you should note the pattern of readings and discuss it with a qualified doctor.
3. Blood pressure tends to rise with age, unhealthy and erratic dietary habits, obesity, stress, family history, chronic diseases like kidney disease, thyroid disease, and diabetes.
4. High blood pressure makes the heart overwork itself, hardens arteries, and may also lead to heart diseases, stroke, kidney diseases, and even blindness.
5. Through correct diagnosis, a doctor can quickly figure out how severe a patient’s high blood pressure is.

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