How do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You might have a high blood pressure if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Regular nosebleeds
  • Shortness of breath

Any one of these signs could be indicative of very high blood pressure and you should visit your GP as soon as possible.

This would mean you’d have a blood pressure reading above 140/90mmHg – defined as hypertension.

An aneurysm is where the weakened part of the blood vessel forms a bulge.

Most aneurysms don’t result in any symptoms, but in severe stages, a rupture can lead to “life-threatening internal bleeding”.

This was confirmed by Medical News Today, which added that the risk of rupture “depends on the size of the bulge.


Am I at risk of high blood pressure?

Considering the serious health complications high blood pressure leads to, it’s no wonder people are interested in how they can prevent this condition.

Instead, focus on eating foods that are high in unsaturated fat, such as:

  • Oily fish
  • Avocados
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and olive oil

This should also help people to maintain a healthy weight if they control their portion sizes.

People are advised to tackle obesity by reducing the amount of calories that you eat and taking regular exercise.

Even though exercise can temporarily raise your blood pressure, it can help keep levels low in the long term.

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