Hypertension Drugs and the Side Effects
Blog / 10/26/2014

Hypertension Drugs and the Side Effects by Christian Goodman   I was about to doze off when I heard the words heart attack and stroke. This was matter of fact mentioned in conjunction with the advertisement for high blood pressure medicine. I regularly receive emails from people who are also desperate to avoid these side effects and others due to the medication. I am very familiar with the host of problems various drugs can bring. However, I never tire of researching it just the same. I am amazed all over again when reviewing the side effects of the various drugs people have mentioned. Remember, that high blood pressure is elevated usually above 140 over 90 or so. Heart attack and stroke can occur due to hypertension. Other vital organs can also be jeopardized such as the eyes, kidneys and brain. Additional problems can include blindness, sleeplessness and erectile dysfunction. One problem with hypertension though is that the symptoms may not be present or noticeable. Many people do experience some symptoms. Blurry vision, headaches and nausea are common. Measuring it is the only way to truly deduce that is is exists though. A single reading does not necessarily mean chronic condition…

What Are You Doing About Hypertension?
Blog / 07/11/2013

What Are You Doing About Hypertension? by Christian Goodman   The medical term for high blood pressure is ‘hypertension’. As a general rule, you’re considered to be ‘hypertensive’ if your blood pressure is consistently above the ideal 120/80. Some people are genetically predisposed for having this illness, but there are other factors that often contribute to it, regardless of your genes. To help you better understand it, it’s a good idea to know what hypertension really is. When your blood pressure is taken, what’s actually being measured is the amount of pressure your blood is exerting against the walls of your blood vessels. Of course the higher the number, the more pressure is being forced against those walls. Think of a balloon as it is being filled with water. You will see that the balloon stretches as more and more water is being put into it. As you continue to fill the balloon, you can see that the balloon is thinning out, and eventually stretch itself to the breaking point. Same is true with your blood vessels. They can and will burst if you let your blood pressure get too high and remain there unchecked. Where the vessel bursts will…

The Low Down On Hypertension
Blog / 05/16/2012

The Low Down On Hypertension by Christian Goodman   It can affect anyone. While we know that there are certain types of people that are more prone to this than others, everyone is a potential candidate. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) knows no racial barriers. Neither is age a barrier as there have been cases of this in the very young as well as the very old. Some that appear to be as fit as a fiddle have dropped dead of heart attack and stroke brought on by high blood pressure. At the same time, some people that are obese have relatively normal readings. Since there is no special category of person who can be assured they will not be at risk – everyone needs to have it checked at least periodically. It is important to know that one stand alone abnormal reading is not necessarily a case in which immediate action must be taken. Consideration must be paid to potential one time factors such as what activity a person was just engaged in prior to the reading. Pain can create a brief rise in your blood pressure so having it monitored while you have a toothache or…