That sounds scary. What are the signs and symptoms I should watch out for?
Hypertension is a condition commonly referred to as the silent killer as it is unable to define the initial disease with exact signs and symptoms. In severe conditions, the disease may show an array of features in different individuals like headaches, sleepiness, dizziness, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, etc. However, the symptoms are subjective with the single individual showing multiple features or in certain conditions the disease may be discovered on a routine examination.3
Early onset of hypertension in urban population includes lifestyle factors like increased obesity index along with sedentary lethargic lifestyle with lack of any physical exercise acting as major contributors. Also, consumption of high salt-diet, chronic alcoholism, smoking and chronic stress have also emerged as other major modifiable factors.4
Secondary hypertension is a condition in which the high blood pressure is the result of another underlying condition or illness, like kidney diseases, thyroid, pituitary or adrenal glands disorders, pregnancy, sleep disorders or as an adverse effect of certain medicines prescribed for other diseases. However, the treatment of secondary hypertension depends on identification and treatment of the underlying factor.