High blood pressure is like a road covered with black ice, you don’t know about the ice until you’re on it. The same thing could be said for high blood pressure at certain times because there are no physical symptoms of it to indicate that you may have it. Then certain individuals who have no regard for their health and mistreat their bodies (ex. heavy salt intake, stressing out, heavy alcohol consumption) most likely end up being victims of it without warning.
Even though it’s hard to detect the warning signs of hypertension, make an observance and look deep into yourself and ask, Am I getting angry a lot? Am I eating too much iodized salt? Am I encountering road rage on a daily basis? Is my supervisor getting under my skin? Are my kids driving me nuts? Do I feel like breaking something when I’m upset? If you’re experiencing any of these signs, you could be a possible candidate for hypertension and trust me, you don’t want to get elected!
You can lower your risk of hypertension by exercising on a regular basis. The type of physical activity you choose to do be it a hard core workout or more of a low impact activity will lessen the risk of getting it. You could also check with your physician to see if he or she can provide you with a “Blood Pressure Monitor” that you can use at home. Check your pressure regularly and don’t wait for a doctor to tell you this because odds are the doc is going to tell you the same thing if the “Blood Pressure Monitor” displays a high reading during your visit.