hypertension, a silent killer

hypertensio - hypertension
@xannebull (1806)
Philippines
July 23, 2009 7:56pm CST
my neighbor was admitted in the hospital for about a week due to a stroke from hypertension. he was not able to talk and eat anymore, the doctor would make tube from his nose just to pass liquids to his hungry stomach. i couldn't believe that he has an illness because it seems that he was physically fit. so let us just be careful with our health, especially our blood pressure, because hypertension is a silent killer.
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• Philippines
24 Jul 09
My mom has chronic hypertension too and had suffered from mild stroke once. 3 years ago, she had her first major attack, making her comatose for 3 long days. She was admitted in the hospital for 8 days! It was one of the toughest times in life now. Gladly, my mom survived! True that hypertension is a silent killer, but it is a condition that can be controlled since it belongs to the lifestyle diseases. Medications, diet, exercise and a stress-free life could help one control his or her hypertension. We pray for the recovery of your neighbor. Happy mylotting!
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@mizandhk (157)
• Bangladesh
26 Jul 09
SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE High blood pressure is often ASYMPTOMATIC. People with ‘severe’ high blood pressure may experience the following symptoms: Dizziness Flushed face Nervousness Headache Sudden sensation of heat Fatigue and weakness Restlessness Difficulty breathing Nose bleed Insomnia Intestinal complaints Emotional instability Palpitation Bloated stomach Frequent or difficult urination Eyes not focused, blurred vision Primary hypertension is often asymptomatic until complications develop, such as stroke, heart disease, and kidney failure. Change your life style... proper diet and be active... go for walks.... All this will keep you smiling fit for years!
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
hypertension is really a very silent killer. we may not know when it would attack us and worst, we die because of it. my mom also has hyprtension. and she did also experience a half stroke of her face. and i am so glad that its healed. so we better wbe totally careful with the food we eat and the way our lifestyle is running this days. kep fit and exercise though i am already getting obese. whew! thanks friend. jhelai