Hypertensive heart disease is something that people who have high blood pressure may end up with so it’s important to know how to recognize the symptoms of hypertensive heart disease, as well as the treatment of hypertensive heart disease.
Someone diagnosed with this disease must be monitored and treated by a physician at all times and have regular checkups. Here is some further information about the symptoms ofheart disease and the treatment of hypertensive-heart-disease heart disease:Credit: http://www.heartfailure-europe.com/index1.php?item=260
What is hypertensive heart disease?
When someone already has hypertension it can make the muscles in their heart get thicker and that makes the heart have to work harder. In time, these symptoms of hypertensive-heart-disease can cause heart failure. This is one of the main causes of sickness and dying in the U.S. today. Part of the reason is that bad eating habits and obesity is becoming much more common in people nowadays.
If your doctor suspects that you may have hypertensive-heart-disease they will run tests to check for it such as a heart stress test, a heart angiogram, a chest x-ray, an electrocardiogram or an echocardiogram. These tests, plus a physical exam and check of your blood pressure can help to diagnose this dangerous condition.Credit: http://www.cvtsa.com/si55550728HeartAnatomyAnterior_frontview/M-434-202.html
Symptoms of hypertensive heart disease include:
- Changes in heart rate and pulse
- Breathing problems
- Edema in the feet or ankles
- Urinating more at night
- Bloody cough
- Feeling sick to the stomach
- Chest pain
- Lungs filled with fluid
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Enlarged heart
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Treatment of heart disease of involves a mix of lifestyle changes and medications. It all depends on what sort of condition the victim is in and the individual problems that are occurring. Some of the medications prescribed are:
- Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
- Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
- Beta blockers
If the symptoms of heart disease are bad enough, the doctor may want to do corrective surgery. This could be surgeries such as a coronary bypass, repair of the heart valves, or surgeries to repair damaged or malformed blood vessels.Credit: http://newzstreet.com/news.php?news_id=4597
Lifestyle changes are needed as treatment for heart disease
Doctors will also monitor a person who has hypertensive heart disease and check their blood pressure regularly. Plus, anyone showing symptoms of hypertensive heart disease needs to make changes in lifestyle like their diet. They need to:
o Avoid eating foods with trans fat or saturated fats
o Eat more fruit and vegetables and whole grain products
o Eat less salt
o Stop smoking
o Stop drinking alcohol
Whatever the case, hypertensive heart disease is a serious problem and can even cause death, so anyone that has it needs to take treatment for hypertensive heart disease seriously.