Risk Factors

High blood pressure often has no obvious symptoms.

However, in some cases, some of the following symptoms may occur:


Dizziness or vertigo


Difficulty breathing

Chest pain


Dangers of high blood pressure

High blood pressure causes serious health hazards, which may include the following:

Heart disease
Kidney disease
Risk factors
Factors that may increase the risk of high blood pressure

Genetic factors

Age factor

Unhealthy eating habits

Lack of exercise

Obese or overweight

Life is stressful

Drinking and smoking

Diabetes and other chronic diseases

Measurement of blood pressure
How to measure blood pressure?

Blood pressure can be measured by using a sphygmomanometer.

Usually consists of two numbers, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

Systolic blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the artery walls when the heart contracts, and diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart relaxes.

Blood pressure measurements should be taken in a sitting or standing position and at rest.

What should my blood pressure be?

Normal blood pressure should be systolic blood pressure less than 120 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg.

If your blood pressure is outside this range, especially if it is consistently above this range, monitoring and treatment may be needed to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease.

What’s the best way to lower blood pressure?

Maintain healthy eating habits, such as the DASH eating plan

Increase physical activity, especially aerobic exercise

Control your weight and maintain a healthy weight

Reduce salt intake

Avoid drinking too much alcohol

Manage stress appropriately

Monitor blood pressure regularly

Hypertension, prevention is better than cure

By adopting a healthy lifestyle and controlling related factors, such as a reasonable diet, moderate exercise, reducing stress, etc., the occurrence of high blood pressure can be effectively prevented.

Early detection of high blood pressure and control measures, such as medication and lifestyle changes, are key to preventing the serious consequences of high blood pressure. Therefore, preventing high blood pressure is better than treating it.