Hypertension or high blood pressure indicates the blood is pumping faster than usual through your arteries. As we know, the heart supplies blood throughout the body via the blood vessels. The amount of force exerted on the artery walls while pumping the blood is referred to as blood pressure (BP).
Due to high BP, additional strain on the arteries may cause artery clogging with fatty plaques (atherosclerosis). In addition, with age, the arteries become more rigid, and blood pressure patterns may change as the arteries become less elastic.
While hypertension causes no symptoms, most people are unaware of it. If left untreated, it increases your risk of serious cardiovascular complications. We insist on regular checkups, especially if your blood pressure is too high so that you can avail timely hypertension treatment in Dubai.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition with high blood pressure that fluctuates throughout the day. But blood pressure readings that are constantly higher indicate hypertension. The higher your blood pressure, the higher your chance of developing additional health problems and heart diseases.
Types of Hypertension
For the right kind of hypertension treatment, it is critical that you know which category of hypertension you are suffering from.
There are two types of hypertension:
Primary or essential hypertension is high blood pressure that is not caused by a medical condition. Instead, this type of hypertension is caused by a poor diet and obesity. Medication and healthy lifestyle changes can aid in the resolution of this issue.
Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure caused by other health conditions, such as those affecting cardiovascular health and kidney function. Treating this type of hypertension may also help control the underlying condition. Indeed, treating secondary hypertension can help prevent kidney failure and heart disease.
Causes of Hypertension
- Blood pressure is affected by a number of factors, some of which are as follows:
- Diabetes, kidney disorders, and cardiac problems are all examples of health problems.
- The amount of salt and water in the body’s hormone levels
- Birth control pills, diet pills, corticosteroids, antipsychotics, and medications used to treat migraines and cancer
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Pre-eclampsia or pregnancy
Symptoms of Hypertension
In most cases, people with high blood pressure do not exhibit symptoms until they see a doctor or have their blood pressure checked. Regular blood pressure checks, which can be done at home or in a clinic, are the best way to find out if your blood pressure is high. When blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels, the following symptoms should be observed:
- Extensive headaches
- Vomiting and nausea
- Breathing difficulty
- Tiredness or perplexity
- Changes in vision or blood spots in the eyes
- Sweating and flushing of the face
- Chest discomfort or an irregular heartbeat
If you have been bothered by any of the symptoms listed above, we at GHC recommend that you see a trusted healthcare practitioner for proper diagnosis and hypertension treatment, as this will help control the condition and reduce the risk of other potential health problems.
Hypertension Treatment can cause complications, some of which can be fatal later in life. To avoid this, you should always consider the factors that can directly influence a person’s proclivity to develop high blood pressure. One such factor is age, with older people more prone to developing high blood pressure than younger people. Aside from age, race and inheritance play an important role.
Weight and physical activity can also play a role, with obese people experiencing more pressure in their artery network and physically inactive people having difficulty regulating their heart rates. Other factors, such as tobacco use, raise blood pressure and can have long-term consequences if not stopped. A salt-rich diet can also contribute to high blood pressure because fluids are widely retained; however, a low potassium intake can also have the same effect. A large amount of alcohol has a long-term negative impact on many organs and bodily functions, as well as causing hypertension.
So, getting your condition diagnosed and taking medicine for hypertension in Dubai is vital to avoid fatalities such as a stroke or heart failure. Other organs’ health will also be jeopardized, such as narrowed kidney and eye vessels. Also, prolonged oxygen deprivation in the brain can result in a variety of memory problems, including dementia.
Get well-guided hypertension treatment in Dubai at GHC
We provide the detection, evaluation, and management of hypertension at the German Heart Centre (GHC). We have many on-board consultants with expertise in treating all types of high blood pressure through personalized treatment plans tailored to every patient’s needs, including:
- Borderline hypertension is defined by mildly elevated blood pressure.
- Sporadic elevations in blood pressure characterize episodic hypertension.
- Resistant hypertension occurs when blood pressure rises dangerously and is difficult to control.
- White-coat hypertension is caused by anxiety but does not indicate a medical problem.
- Malignant hypertension is an emergency with very high blood pressure requiring immediate medical intervention.
- Our treatment aims to lower and maintain blood pressure to reduce the risk of developing other health problems.
Control your blood pressure with lifestyle modifications
Adopting a low-salt healthy diet, exercising regularly, losing excess weight, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and managing stress can all aid in managing high blood pressure issues.