People get anxiety in stressful conditions where they start having a faster heartbeat and palpitation. This physiological alteration is not alarming until it does not happen in a normal condition. The sudden increase in blood pressure and pulse rate is worrisome This consistent or very frequent high pressure is termed as High blood pressure or Hypertension. The higher the pressure is, the more force blood will exert on the arterial walls, which leads to other symptoms of chest pain, palpitation, and dizziness. Although most of the times, the symptoms are not noticeable.

Blood pressure, under a standard medical norm, is measured as two pressures:

  • Systolic Pressure: Force with which heart pushes blood to other organs
  • Diastolic Pressure: The resistance blood vessels exerts with the blood flow
  • As per the standard guidelines, ideal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg while high blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg. High blood pressure can lead to many cardiovascular problems if not treated well in time.

    Major risk factors for high blood pressure are:

    • Obesity
    • Overconsumption of salt (sodium and Potassium)
    • Physical inactivity
    • Overconsumption of alcohol
    • Stress
    • Over intake of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) drugs
    • Decongesting medications containing pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine
    • Genetic predisposition
    • Conditions like Diabetes, Kidney disorders, sleep disorders etc.
    • Low Vitamin D

    Under the situation of high blood pressure diagnosis, the crucial part is to not ignore it and make lifestyle changes as the preventive measures. Regular monitoring, follow-up care, and a healthy lifestyle can help to control hypertension to a bigger extent. If the complications are intense and unmanageable, then medications prescribed DR. Rajeev Rathi having a good experience of performing Septal Closure, and he one of the Best Cardiologist in Saket. Make an appointment Septal Closure treatment in Delhi.