Blood pressure is an incredibly important aspect of overall health. Blood pressure is recorded as two separate, but very important numbers; systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the top number, while the diastolic number is the bottom. Healthy blood pressure numbers give a medical professional a good view of the overall health of the heart’s arteries. High numbers correspond to increased pressure within the heart’s arteries during contraction and after contraction. Chronically high numbers can be detrimental to a man’s health. Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson can help men better control and manage their high blood pressure.
Since there are no terrible outward symptoms of this inward problem, high blood pressure is a problem that tends to fly under the radar. The only time in which high blood pressure symptoms are noticeable is during a hypertensive crisis when blood pressure skyrockets and needs immediate medical attention. When high blood pressure is not dealt with, or managed on a day-to-day basis, complications that are extremely detrimental to health can arise. Here is a list of possible complications that are associated with high blood pressure:
- Cardiac Problems: damage to coronary arteries, damage to the heart walls, aortic dissection, and cholesterol buildup within arteries.
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Damage to kidneys
- Damage to arteries in the eye which may cause permanent vision loss
- Men may begin to suffer from erectile dysfunction
- Peripheral Artery Disease
Men who put off routine medical examinations are more likely to suffer from complications associated with high blood pressure. This is due to the fact that their normal blood pressure patterns are not being charted on a regular basis. To ensure proper heart health, visit Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson to be tested for high blood pressure.