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Blood pressure is the pressure your blood places on the walls of your veins, arteries, capillaries, and heart. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition where this pressure is increasing. Another blood pressure condition is low blood pressure.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Various factors can cause high blood pressure, but the leading causes of the condition originate from lifestyle choices. People who live healthy lifestyles are less likely to experience high blood pressure.

The following are some of the common causes of high blood pressure:

  • Advanced age
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Lack of proper exercise
  • Being over-weight
  • High salt or/and cholesterol diet
  • Overusing alcohol or heavy smoking
  • Use of certain medication
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Effects of Hypertension

When a patient is suffering from hypertension and remains untreated, it can lead to a lasting health condition. For example:

  • Heart attack
  • Kidney problem
  • Loss of vision
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Memory loss and a foggy brain

High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Screening

High blood pressure is a silent killer. This is hypertension and seldom causes any symptoms in the patient. You should, therefore, always get checked for hypertension when visiting the hospital. You are advised to get regular check-ups that include hypertension screening.

Blood pressure screening is quick and painless. It is measured by tying a comfortable cuff around the patient’s forearm and increasing and decreasing the tightness of the cuff. The reading of a typical blood pressure result is 120/80 or below. Higher readings are a concern for alarm.

Blood pressure screening in Las Vegas is available at most medical facilities, including organ banks and cardiac consultants. Blood pressure check in Las Vegas can also be done at home using a machine that costs between 40 to 60 US. Dollars.

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Treatment for High Blood Pressure

The most effective way to treat high blood pressure is a lifestyle change. Reduce cholesterol intake and salt diets. This is very effective when treating high blood pressure. Exercising regularly is also a lifestyle change that is very effective in fighting hypertension.

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