Someone very dear to me recently found herself in the hospital due to a brain hemorrhage. As you can imagine that sent my worry button in overload. She's young, fit and eats clean. None of this to me added up to a bleeding brain. None the less it did.
The only explanation at this time is stress. We have discussed the detrimental effects of stress and hypertension in the past. 50% of the population suffers from anxiety.
Hypertension/high blood pressure is the number one cause of cranial hemorrhage. Also known as the silent killer as there may be no symptoms or signs for months or even years. Hypertension is defined when blood pressure is at or over 140 over 90.
High Blood Pressure is a high amount of pressure on the arteries. The arteries carry the blood throughout the body to the all the tissues and major organs.
If your a migraine sufferer, sometimes the following symptoms can be overlooked and ignored by yourself and your healthcare provider. If you experience headaches, nausea, dizziness or blurred vision. You may be a candidate for hypertension.
There are various types of blood pressure, which I encourage you all to look into. I do however want to look at whats called "White Coat" blood pressure. It developed this name because when some patients visit their doctor their anxiety levels rise in fear the there may be something medically wrong. This anxiety can push the blood pressure levels into the higher levels. Now, this isn't as harmless as it seems, this is an indicator that this person can have a hypertension reaction with any stressful situations in their day to day life. I would consider proper monitoring of your blood pressure if you happen to fall into this category. Walmart, shoppers and a few other department stores all have blood pressure cuffs. Lets face as much as we cringe about Walmart it certainly is a good place to test whether or not you have white coat blood pressure.
It seems everyday there is a new way get cancer and heart disease. It becomes more and more of a reality. Everything to MSG's, GMO's and just the air we breathe. What can you do as a preventative measure?
Lifestyle changes - QUIT SMOKING!!, Daily physical activity, reducing salt and sodium in your diet, limit alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight by eating a well balanced nutritional diet. There are various vitamins that help to reduce stress levels and inflammation. Omega's and essential fatty acids are excellent for heart health.
Everyone needs to have the mentality that it can happen to them. Listen to your body, it's very vocal. When it's getting everything it needs it lets you know, when its deficient it will let you know. Stop and listen. Pay attention to yourself, that I think is the best advice I can give you. Listen to your body it speaks volumes.