Systemic Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure in systemic arteries is very high. Systemic arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart the body’s tissues other than lungs. The cause of primary Systemic Hypertension is unknown. Secondary Systemic Hypertension is caused by another medical condition. Systemic Hypertension does not show any symptoms until late. Symptoms are:
• Nausea or vomiting
• Chest pain
• Nose bleeds
• Vision changes
HOW IS SYSTEMIC HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is based on a pattern of high pressure readings rather than on a single occurrence. Primary Systemic Hypertension cannot be cured, but it can usually be controlled with medications and lifestyle adjustments.
HOW IS SYSTEMIC HYPERTENSION TREATED?
Most people with Systemic Hypertension are unaware of their condition. It cannot be cured but managed with medications, diet and lifestyle changes. A low salt diet and regular exercise can control Systemic Hypertension
DID YOU KNOW?
In more than 90% of all cases of systemic hypertension, the disorder is primary, arising from unknown sources, and cannot be cured. However, lifestyle choices may influence its development and severity. For example, obesity, the use of alcohol and tobacco (smoked or chewed), high salt intake, high cholesterol due to diet, and the use of prescription or recreational drugs may all lead to increased blood pressure.