One of the most common issues people have with their cardiovascular health is with their blood pressure. Many people experience high and low blood pressure at different points in their life. Sometimes the blood pressure problems are related to the diet, exercise, or to a specific circumstance. In other instances, blood pressure problems are caused by other cardiovascular issues.
Blood pressure is important to your overall health though, so no matter what the cause, learn to spot symptoms of blood pressure issues:
Lightheadedness or Dizziness
It’s not normal to be lightheaded or dizzy. In many cases, this is a sign that your blood pressure is too low and your brain isn’t get enough to keep you balanced or energized.
If your blood pressure changes levels very quickly, it can result in you fainting. This can appear to happen randomly. In instances when no other cause is obvious, get your blood pressure checked as soon as possible.
Trouble Changing Positions
Have you ever had everything turn black and felt dizzy when you got up? Many people with blood pressure issues notice it most when they move from lying down to sitting or standing up (or vice versa.) These orthostatic changes require your blood pressure to fluctuate and sometimes it can adjust improperly.
High blood pressure can overwhelm your body –especially your brain. The building pressure can often result in a headache. There are can be many other causes of headaches though, so give thought to what else might be contributing before assuming it’s your blood pressure.
A person with high blood pressure has a stressed out body. Someone with low blood pressure may have a body that just feels drained. Either way, the result is often feeling fatigued. If you find this is your case, have your blood pressure checked.
Sometimes high blood pressure can affect your vision as well. Be aware that if your blood pressure is so high that you cannot see, you may be at risk of much worse cardiovascular health conditions, like heart attack or stroke. See a doctor immediately.