Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure

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Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Dr. Nicolle

Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about possible symptoms of high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure is elevated compared to the normal blood pressure range of most people. There are implications that this condition can be fatal in many people, especially those who are not aware that they have this condition. The symptoms of high blood pressure are usually very vague and non specific, and can often be overlooked if the person does not have any idea that he or she may have high blood pressure.

Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Dr. Nicolle

Non Specific Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure

One of the vague symptoms of high blood pressure is a headache and/or a throbbing ache at the nape of the neck. Although there is little evidence that these are specific symptoms of high blood pressure, many people with high blood pressure often report that these are prevalent in them when their heart rate accelerates. Dizziness is also another one of the more subtle symptoms of high blood pressure. Accompanying the dizziness can also be a feeling of nausea, that is sometimes an unusual symptom in the person who may have high blood pressure.

 

Another subtle and/or non specific symptom of high blood pressure is blurry vision. This symptom may cause a person to panic, since it is also not very common, unlike dizzy spells or a headache. Most people “see or feel” the effect of this symptom, which is why it usually prompts them to see a doctor or have a check up. It is notable that these vague symptoms of high blood pressure usually occur in the head region, which can also be a sign or symptom of a stroke.

 

More common symptoms of uncontrolled high blood pressure are chest pain, shortness of breath, or nothing at all!

 

If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be worth it to check your blood pressure! Remember, high blood pressure is a silent killer and is usually discovered when severe damage has been done, or when it’s too late. 

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I’m excited to talk about this topic today because not only do I truly believe that you have the power to reverse heart disease and lower high blood pressure to improve your health, but the science also agrees! You can adopt healthy lifestyle practices that improve your health and enrich your life, which can in turn improve the lives of those close to you. You have the power to break the cycle of these chronic diseases so that you can leave a legacy of health to your loved ones.

 

As you may already know, I use lifestyle medicine as the first line of treatment, before medications, to treat lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Lifestyle-related chronic diseases include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and some cancers, just to name a few. Lifestyle practices, such as eating a whole-food plant-based diet and regular physical activity, can help you improve blood pressure and reverse heart disease. In certain cases, these approaches may even outperform pharmaceutical therapy. But I always tell my patients that conventional medications may be appropriate at this time to prevent catastrophic illness, but over time, you can work to make the necessary lifestyle changes to possibly reduce and/or eliminate medications. Please remember to always consult your physician for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any decisions whatsoever.

 

Is Dietary Supplementation Right For You?

There is a common saying, “You can’t outrun a bad diet.” This is especially true when it comes to heart health. Diet is sooooo very important… Did you know that your diet could be the key to a healthy heart? It’s true – what you eat (and don’t eat) can have a big impact on your cardiovascular health. So, if you’re looking to keep your heart in tip-top shape, make sure you pay attention to what you put on your plate.

 

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to eat a healthy diet in this day and age. It is very important to note that we are not eating the same foods we ate years ago because the soils have been depleted of critical nutrients through current industrial farming practices. And because the soil is not as good as it used to be, the food supply (grown from the depleted soil) is not as good as it used to be. For example, you are not getting the same levels of magnesium as you would have gotten 30 or even 50 years ago.

 

Second, much of the food has been genetically altered, which can impact the inherent and unique nutritional composition that each food possess. For example, ancient einkorn wheat has less gluten, more protein, more Vitamin A, and more beta carotene, than modern genetically modified wheat.

 

Third, the toxic load in the environment today is much higher than 100 years ago. We can see this with global warming, toxic landfills, polluted oceans and waterways, etc. Toxicity levels interfere with nutrient assimilation and absorption not just into the foods, but into our bodies as well.

 

If you suspect that you aren’t getting the nutrients you need, consider shifting your focus from supplements to eating better. Improving your diet overall can do wonders for your overall health. You may not get all of the beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc., but you will be on the right path.

 

For some people, vitamin and mineral supplements offer important health benefits. Supplements are designed to fight deficiencies found in our diet and complement the food we eat regularly. Supplements are basically “helping hands” to our daily food.

 

If you need extra help in getting the nutrients you need, and/or are unable to eat better, the supplements in my Healthy Heart Bundle may provide the extra boost you need.

 

These are my favorite Heart Health Supplements to use! This Healthy Heart Bundle will ensure you have the intake of the important vitamins, minerals, and probiotics to decrease inflammation and boost your innate wellness day and night. Taken together, it’s a solid plan for increasing your body’s natural resiliency while you lose weight and improve your heart health, naturally.

 

For best results make sure you use my heart health supplements with dietary changes (whole food plant-based diet), regular exercise (at least 2-3x per week), regular sleep (8 hours per night), and intermittent fasting (at least 1-3x per week).

 

Tools to Improve Heart Health

Blood Pressure Monitoring

It’s very important to monitor your blood pressure. I often recommend an automatic upper arm blood pressure cuff, but a wrist blood pressure monitor is also acceptable.

Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Dr. Nicolle

Weight Monitoring

Since weight management is very important in blood pressure control, I recommend that you be mindful of your weight and its fluctuations, and that you monitor your weight AT LEAST on a weekly basis. I recommend a scale that includes a body composition monitor.

 

Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Possible Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure, Dr. NicolleRemember, healthy lifestyle behaviors–like eating a whole-foods plant-based diet that is low in sodium, being physically active, and stress management are the best ways to prevent and control high blood pressure. Please talk with your doctor about any complementary health approaches, including supplements, you use.

 

Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Stay healthy,

 

Dr. Nicolle

 

PS. I am always asked what tools and resources I recommend to help you reach YOUR health goals. Here is the ever-growing, always updated list for you.

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