High Blood Pressure Symptoms
As I age, people remind me that I need to look out for certain medical issues. Unfortunately, like a lot of men, I still sometimes think, “Well, I don’t feel any pain, so everything must be working relatively well.” Nobody said that male logic was brilliant logic. Like a lot of guys, I played a lot of sports in High School and had my share of injuries. At that age, it seemed that if there was ever a problem, there was nothing that an Ace bandage and ice couldn’t cure. As a matter of fact, we were such competitive little idiots, we would have bet who had the highest blood pressure or heart rate! Obviously, we weren’t the SMARTEST competitive group of guys….
Of course, as we all age, the goal is to keep your blood pressure low. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can lead to all kinds of issues for your body. The most common problem with long term high blood pressure is that organs can be damaged. This kind of damage can lead to heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, aneurysms, bad vision (leading to blindness) and peripheral arterial disease. Obviously, none of these are desirable no matter your age, but as we all age, these become more and more likely if the blood pressure goes on unchecked for years.
And, going unchecked is one of the major problems with Hypertension. It is known as ‘the silent killer’ and it has earned that horrible moniker honestly: people generally have no idea they have it until they’re pressure is measured by a doctor or nurse. There are generally no outstanding symptoms of Hypertension! The victim MAY feel headaches, dizziness, blurred vision or nausea, but the person may easily write that sort of thing off to exhaustion or fatigue… and these days, don’t most of us feel exhausted, tired or stressed?
So, in fighting a disease that really doesn’t present itself in an obvious manner, prevention becomes your best weapon against it. This includes measures like: stopping smoking (if you do), cut down on drinking alcohol, lower salt/sodium intake (salt increases blood pressure), eat nutritious meals that are low in fat, increase your exercise and learn relaxation techniques (like yoga or meditation.)
If you do increase your physical activity, one of the things you might consider is taking supplements that reduce the ‘free radicals’ that occur when you exercise. Those are, essentially, waste products that occur when you expend energy and oxidize red blood cells in your body. The elements that reduce this kind of damage are called ‘Antioxidents’. One of the best naturally occurring antioxidants may, in fact, be Glutathione. Glutathione occurs naturally in the body, but you may benefit your body with an additional dietary supplement of the substance. If you are considering taking on some supplements to combat hypertension, you surely should learn more about Glutathione and Glutathione enhancers like MAXGXL.