Chronic High Blood Pressure Overview

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious chronic health condition characterized by consistently elevated blood pressure, posing a risk of vital organ damage, including the eyes, brain, heart, and kidneys. It often occurs without noticeable symptoms but increases the likelihood of cardiovascular complications.


Common Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Key Points:

  • Blood pressure varies throughout the day, but consistent readings above normal indicate hypertension.
  • More prevalent in overweight or obese individuals.
  • Higher incidence in women compared to men.

Risks and Complications:

  • Increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
  • Vital organ damage due to sustained pressure on blood vessels.

Diagnosis and Monitoring:

  • Regular blood pressure measurements are essential, as hypertension typically lacks warning signs.
  • Diagnosis involves consistent readings above normal levels.

High Blood Pressure Treatment:

  • Risk factor assessment and prevention counseling.
  • Screening and personalized meal planning.
  • Scheduled exercise sessions to promote cardiovascular health.
  • Two-hour meetings twice a week for comprehensive support.

Ministry Wellness Center:

  • Dedicated to helping individuals manage high blood pressure.
  • Offers counseling on risk factors, prevention, and meal planning.
  • Conducts regular screenings.
  • Organizes exercise sessions to support overall cardiovascular health.
  • Provides a supportive environment with bi-weekly two-hour meetings.