Hypertension is a “silent killer”. It is a common dangerous condition that majority of people both young and old can have for many years without knowing it, and can lead to various health problems especially heart related problems.
Even without any sign or symptoms, damage to your blood vessels and heart continues. Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart attack, stroke, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, pericardial disease and many others.
Keeping your blood pressure under control is very important for preserving your health and to reducing the risk of potential effect of these dangerous conditions.
Now the big question is How could patients who judiciously took their BP medications and maintained their blood pressure level still slump and die, some of these patients check their blood pressure regularly, they were also strictly on diet and exercise, they heeded to every advice giving to them by their health care providers yet they slumped and died. How do you explain that?
One of the main reasons for slump and die is cardiac arrest or heart attack, but they don’t just happen, they happen as a result of other heart diseases that were not detected on time or were never detected at all like myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, Subaortal Stenosis, Hypertensive Heart Disease, heart failure, etc.
As a matter of fact, we have diagnosed many patients with various heart and blood vessels diseases who were diagnosed of having only hypertension. Many hypertension patients are dying of chronic heart related diseases slowly without knowing it, because they keep their blood pressure under control.
The fact is that, hypertension that requires the continue use of BP medications is caused by underlying health condition especially heart and blood vessels diseases.
Therefore, before the continuous using of BP medications, it is very important to consult with a doctor especially a cardiologist to know the type of test or scan to run base on your symptoms to detect the root cause of your hypertension and the stage of it.