High Blood Pressure Symptoms: Spotting the “silent Killer”

Many times, there are no obvious high blood pressure symptoms at all. In fact, high blood pressure, aka hypertension or simply HBP, often goes unnoticed until it has advanced to severe degrees and begins causing damage to various bodily systems. That’s why it is often referred to as the Silent Killer. Left untreated, high blood pressure can cause a person to have significantly higher probabilities for coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and kidney problems and/or failure.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

In the earlier stages of HBP development, no symptoms may be present at all. However, there are reports of those who experience regular:

Nausea; Blurry vision; Headaches; Dizziness;


Of course, these symptoms can be representative of many ailments and are therefore difficult to discern as signs of HBP per say. If you are concerned about possibly having or developing high blood pressure, the best approach to take is to purchase a home testing device and check yourself regularly. It is important to realize that all of our blood pressure readings fluctuate many times throughout each day.

That is completely normal as there are various factors that change blood pressure. It takes a physician to actually diagnose high blood pressure and at which of the possible stages of development that it is in. In general, people are diagnosed with having high blood pressure if their blood pressure readings are found to be consistently high over a given time period through regular professional testing.

High Blood Pressure Diet

The best method for combating high blood pressure readings and regulating them is to initiate a high blood pressure diet into your everyday lifestyle. It’s actually quite straightforward. The HBP diet is comprised of foods that are low in sodium, low in fats, low in simple sugars (monosaccharides), high in calcium, high in potassium and also high in quality proteins, fiber and magnesium. In other words, you need to eat a lot of plants – vegetables, legumes and fruits.

In addition, you need to keep away from foods that are processed. These are commonly overloaded with sodium, preservatives and are other nutritionally-void and detrimental substances. Here are the foods that you should concentrate on – in order of importance:

Water; Vegetables; Fruits; Legumes; Grain foods; Unsalted nuts; Non-fat dairy products; Fish; Poultry;


You should avoid the following foods to maintain normal blood pressure readings:

High-sodium foods; High-cholesterol foods; High-saturated/Trans fats foods; Red meats; Excessive alcohol; Fast, fried, processed, microwave and bleached foods;


In addition to a sensible high blood pressure diet, you should also begin to exercise for about half an hour every single day. Living healthily by eating properly and exercising daily is your right – and it is a blessing to yourself and to those around you. Take the time to manage your stress as well. Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, breathing exercises (pranayama) and simply intending to remain positive in all situations makes you thrive through life and remain vibrantly happy.

High blood pressure symptoms are manageable and almost always able to reversed. Just love yourself by eating right and staying active. The results will begin to show almost immediately!

Steven R Arnold is editor of http://fatsense.com

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