Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease or stroke. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Blood pressure readings are given as two numbers; the first number is called the systolic blood pressure. The second number is called the diastolic blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower than
120/80 mmHg whereas hypertension is when the blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above.
Hypertension is rarely accompanied by any symptoms; however few persons might report the following when high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage:
Since hypertension is a silent disease; it can be very dangerous. The only thing you can control in such a case is to prevent the narrowing of your arteries, meaning that you have to prevent the deposit of fat on the walls of your arteries. You can do so by achieving most of the following tips: