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Overcoming High Blood Pressure, Issue #001 -- Screening for complications
September 21, 2010

High Blood Pressure Screening For Complications

Overcoming High Blood Pressure brings you the latest addition in high blood pressure screening for complications and a "complete complementary health program" in reversing high blood pressure.

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Screening For Complications

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure your doctor will want to find out whether you have developed any of the complications associated with the disease such as coronary heart disease or eye disease.

Your doctor will listen to your heart and lungs and may look for signs of excess fluid in your body, which can be a sign for heart failure, by pressing his figures to the sides of your ankles to see if this leaves an impression.

Examining Your Eyes

High blood pressure can damage your retinas at the back of your eyes, and this is called hypertensive retinopathy.

This can be checked by your doctor looking into your eyes using an instrument called an ophthalmoscope. It is amazing how the eyes tells a lot. Your blood vessels in the back of your eyes can tell your cardiovascular system in general.

Your Urine

Another high blood pressure screening is to test your urine to see if your kidneys are damaged.

Chest X-Ray

This is such an important high blood pressure screening. From an x-ray your doctor can detect heart failure by the size and shape of your heart, which is another sign of coronary heart disease.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Then there is the rhythm and the electrical activity of your heart, which high blood pressure can affect its working and this test tells the working of your heart and whether you have had a heart attack.

Blood Tests

This test is very important especially if done before you have a meal.

Blood tests reveals the level of fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides which increases your risk of coronary heart disease.

Another revelation is if you have high levels of amino acid and that promotes atherosclerosis. A lot of heart attacks and strokes are attributed to your blood level of an amino acid.

Then last but not the least is your blood will be tested for glucose, sodium, potassium and chloride levels.


So once you have taken your high blood pressure screening you know what to look and what stage of hypertension you are in, then it is possible to take steps in overcoming high blood pressure.

So see you next month for ways to lowering your blood pressure.

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