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Why Blood Pressure Is Called A Silent Killer?
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Why Blood Pressure Is Called A Silent Killer?

High Blood Pressure How Much Should It Worry You?

If you have hypertension - high blood pressure - and if you have discussed it with a doctor or nurse, you were probably quickly made aware that it is a very common condition. The health practitioner also may have explained why blood pressure is called a silent killer.

Silent? Killer?

Well those two words together can strike fear in most people. The reason that high blood blood pressure is called the silent killer is because it more likely than not that you will not experience any symptoms to indicate that you have it. It can work its mischief for your, even decades and you will be blissful unaware of it. You can do all the normal things such as working, playing, sleeping, easting, feeling healthy and never suspect the problem is lurking.

Until one day it is too late.

Sounds like an exaggeration? Not at all. Elevated blood pressure does its dirty work in the dark, leaving no trace until the damage is done. I watch Dr G The Medical Examiner and I have lost count how many times a body has landed on her table as a mysterious death only to find out that it was due to undetected high blood pressure.

Having said that, there is really nothing "silent" about hypertension if you know what to "listen" for as it were. And the ailment itself is only a "killer" if left untreated.

The fact is, high blood pressure is actually one of the easiest aliment to detect, diagnose and control and knowing whether you suffer from it could not be easier. All you need to do is check your blood pressure on a regular basis.

You can do all this in your own home using a blood pressure digital monitors which are easy to use and are relatively cheap taking into account the kind of disease they detect. So what you do take three or four reading during the course of the day or two. This should give you a fair idea about where things stand.

Why blood pressure is called a silent killer is because it can contribute to heart disease, hardening of the arteries, stroke, kidney damage and several other nasty diseases all of which are potential killers.

Here is the good news; of the the countless ailments that afflict humankind, high blood pressure is probably one of the easiest to prevent and one of the most responsive to treatment. For many people high blood pressure can be kept under control by modifying one's lifestyle. Additionally, there are natural remedies for high blood pressure you can use whilst you are you are getting used to lifestyle modification required.


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