Your brain depends on a nourishing blood supply to work properly. But high blood pressure can cause several problems. Feeling tired may be connected to high blood pressure itself. It may also be a symptom of a coexisting condition. Your blood vessels and major arteries carry blood throughout the body and supply it to vital organs and tissue. Complications such as a heart attack can stop it from being able to pump blood through your body effectively. Hypertension has been shown to carry an increased risk not only for cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality but also for cognitive impairment and dementia. Other complications that arise include:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Kidney complications
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, heart disease and stroke)
- Trouble with memory or understanding
Improving the management of hypertension can now offer new opportunities to reduce age-related disease in older people and to promote healthy aging.
Our approach here at weMED is very unique. Do you suffer from hypertension? Do medications make you tired? Do you have swelling legs or erectile dysfunction? Medications can cause fatigue. They may slow down the pumping action of the heart as well as depress the entire central nervous system, or, in the case of diuretics, deplete electrolytes that the body needs.
“But don’t I need to take hypertension medication?”
According to our very own Dr. Bing, “yes, you need to be on medication to bring down your blood pressure safely.” However, we have helped many patients reduce their blood pressure and medications!