At hypertension stage 1 your systolic value is between 140 – 159 mmHg and your diastolic value is between 90 – 99 mmHg. This is the classification set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Hypertension stage 1 is the lowest form of high blood pressure. You will be able to regulate your blood pressure with sports and a well-balanced diet most likely.
A blood pressure on hypertension stage 1 for a longer period of time is not healthy, because hypertension stage 1 already means that your heart has a hard time supplying your body, your vessels and organs with blood. The blood pressure increases because more blood needs to be pumped into the body or because there is an increased resistance of the arterial walls. Due to this the heart muscle increases because of this continous struggle and needs more and more oxygen.
Symptoms for hypertension Stage 1
Basically there are no symptoms for hypertension stage 1 at first. Therefore a regularly check of the blood pressure is required.
Though, dizziness, tiredness, headaches, sickness and nosebleeding may appear and can be a warning sign. Especially if you are living with a blood pressure of hypertension stage 1 for many years those symptoms may appear and are sometimes not recognized as symptoms for hypertension stage 1.
Because a high blood pressure (hypertension) is not easy to detect by symtpoms you should care for the risk factors. Those are smoking, salty and fatty foods, a lack of sports and little consumation of fruits and vegetables. Stress and known diseases that increase the blood pressure may also be threatening risk factors.