Symptoms And Treatments: What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a major concern for Americans today. This silent killer cuts the lives short of many americans each day. Most hypertension is due to diet and weight, while some is due to heredity.

Hypertension is a major concern for Americans today. This silent killer cuts the lives short of many americans each day. Most hypertension is due to diet and weight, while some is due to heredity.

If your doctor has prescribed medicine for you, make sure you take it every day at the same time without fail. some high blood pressure medicines are diuretics, which help relieve some of the pressure on the heart by removing excess water.

Failure to take your medicine as prescribed, can cause not only a heart attack, stroke, or possible death, but also damage to other vital organs on your body. Your kidneys can also become affected and damaged.



When the heart pumps blood through it, it has to pump faster because of the strain placed on it. If neglecting to take your medication, the heart will can wind up damaged and if this happens, you will need open heart surgery to replace valves and other parts that are damaged. These srgeries are called double and triple bypass surgeries. In the most severe cases, a transplant is recommended.

The heart can also become enlarged over time. Breathing problems can occur as well as shortness of breath. The heart is a much needed organ, so care should be taken with the most careful respect for it.

If your medicine is causing side effects such as impotency, frequent urination, burning, chest pains, etc., make sure you tell your doctor. He can prescribe another medication, or split up your medication to one dose in the morning and one at night in smaller doses. The medicine could be too strong or maybe not strong enough.

Talk to your doctor; he or she is there to listen and be your care provider. Take care of your heart, it is the only one you have.

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