When do I have high blood pressure?
You have too high blood pressure (hypertension) if it is above 140/90 mmHg (The Swiss Heart Foundation) If you suffer from high blood pressure, this means that the pressure in your blood vessels is too high. This can be dangerous for the health of your heart, kidneys, eyes, and other organs. It can also damage the veins themselves. This increases the risk of a heart attack.
How do I recognize high blood pressure?
In general, those affected hardly notice that they suffer from high blood pressure. This makes it a dangerous condition. However, there are a number of symptoms that indicate that it is a very good idea to measure blood pressure (or have it measured). You can buy your own blood pressure monitor. These devices are easy to use at home, like this blood pressure monitor, for example.
If you suffer from high blood pressure for a long time or have extremely high blood pressure, you can definitely see this on your body. If you notice these 7 symptoms, it is advisable to discuss this with your doctor.
You can read about the 7 symptoms of high blood pressure on the next page: