Circulatory system or cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems in the human body, which is comprised of the heart, blood vessels and blood. The heart pumps the blood rich in oxygen and nutrient through the blood vessels to the different parts of the body. The blood makes certain pressure on the walls of the blood vessels and that is called blood pressure.
When the blood pressure is measured, it shows two numbers. The upper number represents systolic blood pressure and it is the blood pressure when the heart beats, while the lower number represents diastolic blood pressure and it it is the blood pressure when the heart is relaxed. The normal blood pressure is regarded to be 120/80 mm Hg. When the blood pressure is low, it is called hypotension, and when the blood pressure is high due to many reasons, it is called hypertension.
Causes of labile hypertension
Labile hypertension is a high blood pressure marked by abrupt, unexpected and repeated fluctuations of varying degrees. One of the most common causes of this condition is stress. The people who are constantly under some sort of stress usually suffer from labile high blood pressure. Furthermore, pheochromocytoma, which is an adrenal gland cancer, is also considered to be a potential cause for labile hypertension. Labile high blood pressure can also be triggered by excessive consummation of alcohol, caffeine and salt, as well as by anxiety attacks.
Symptoms of labile hypertension
Although it would be normal that the symptoms of the labile hypertension are the same as the symptoms of hypertension, it is not so and they are slightly different. For example, the person with labile hypertension does not experience heart palpitations. The most common symptoms of this condition are headaches and tinnitus or ringing in the ears. There are cases when labile high blood pressure can be asymptomatic. It is very dangerous because it can damage many organs in the body without the person being aware of it.
Treatment of labile hypertension
The treatment of this kind of blood pressure is not very simple, because labile hypertension cannot be cured with hypertension medications. In labile hypertension, it is important to identify the main cause and to eliminate it. Prevention of this condition is always recommended. We should do our best to manage the everyday stress and be physical active. Furthermore, it is recommended to avoid fatty and salty foods, as well as cigarettes and alcohol. One also should maintain healthy body weight.