Things you need to know about hypertension

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. This means that the blood applies a lot of force against the walls of the veins.

Important facts about hypertension:

  • Hypertension may be linked to a higher risk of dementia.
  • Young people can have high blood pressure, too.
  • 1 in 5 adults are unaware of their hypertension.


Blood pressure can be measured by a sphygmomanometer, or blood pressure monitor. Having hypertension for a short time can be an normal reaction to numerous circumstances like stress or intense exercise. For this reason, a diagnosis of hypertension normally requires several readings that show high blood pressure over time.


A person with high blood pressure may not notice any symptoms, and it is often called the “silent killer.” Regularly checking your blood pressure is vital, as there will usually be no symptoms to make you aware of the condition. It is maintained that hypertension causes sweating, anxiety, sleeping problems, and blushing. If blood pressure reaches the level of a hypertensive crisis, a person may experience headaches and nosebleeds.


Long-term hypertension can cause complications through atherosclerosis, where the formation of plaque results in the narrowing of blood vessels. This makes hypertension worse, as the heart must pump harder to deliver blood to the body.

Hypertension related atherosclerosis can lead to:

  • Heart failure and heart attacks.
  • An aneurysm, or an abnormal bulge in the wall of an artery that can burst, causing severe bleeding and, in some cases, death.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Stroke.
  • Amputation.

Take a look at your lifestyle habits and decide where you can make changes to help prevent hypertension. Adopting these lifestyle changes can help prevent hypertension if your blood pressure is currently under control or lead to lower blood pressure if your numbers are already elevated.

Consult Dr. Chaitanya Challa to manage Hypertension better. Please contact

Related Posts

Dengue Cases are Increasing: Consult Dr. Chaitanya Challa Today for Timely Diagnosis and Treatment, Available in KIMS Hospital Gachibowli

Dengue fever continues to be a growing concern in Hyderabad, with rising cases reported across the city. As the monsoon season progresses, it is crucial to remain…

dengue fever

Understanding Dengue Fever: Symptoms and Expert Treatment by Dr. Chaitanya Challa

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes species. It is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of India such as…

Understanding Mangoes and Diabetes

Can Diabetes Patients Eat Mangoes in Summer?

Understanding Mangoes and Diabetes Mangoes are a beloved summer fruit, known for their sweet and juicy flavor. However, for individuals with diabetes, the high natural sugar content…

Managing diabetes

Most Important FAQs & Answers for Diabetes Patients

Understanding Diabetes with Expert Care in Gachibowli, Hyderabad Living with diabetes requires ongoing management and awareness to maintain optimal health. Here, we address some of the most…

Summer Health Issues for Diabetes Patients

Summer Health Issues for Diabetes Patients and Expert Care in Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Understanding Summer Health Challenges for Diabetes Patients Managing diabetes is a year-round responsibility, but the summer months can present unique challenges for individuals with this condition. High…

What is Obesity? Understanding Normal Body Weight by Dr. Chaitanya Challa