High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition in which the force of the blood your heart pumps becomes too strong for the artery walls. In most cases, it is shown in readings as 140/90 mmHg or higher.
The usual symptoms include headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), nose bleeds, suffocation, and exhaustion. However, hypertension can remain hidden for years, showing no symptoms, which can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and others.
Diagnosing high blood pressure cannot be done after only one reading, so if the results are high after three readings or more, make sure to see your doctor.
The most common treatment for hypertension is changing your diet and lifestyle. Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, and eating greasy, unhealthy food. It is also recommended to develop a daily physical routine, for example, a light cardio training for 30 minutes each day.