I cannot forget the time when my mom had a terrible, terrible nose bleed. She was hypertensive and on maintenance medications for it. As she related, that day was particularly different. She felt unusually hot and light-headed upon waking up. Then, a throbbing headache ensued at around noon. She was trying to relax when she leaned in to get a magazine, suddenly, blood rushed out from her nose! Our aunt described it like it was the tap, turned on to full. She was rushed to the hospital and had to stay there for a week. According to the doctor, it was a near-stroke experience, caused by her high blood pressure.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a relatively common term. You might have heard it from your mom, uncle, or you might have experienced it first-hand.Continue reading “High Blood Pressure: What Causes It?”