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Early Signs of Hypertension in Your 20s and 30s


Early Signs of Hypertension in Your 20s and 30s


Medically Reviewed By
Dr Divya Rohra

Written By Meenakshi
on May 17, 2024

Last Edit Made By Meenakshi
on May 17, 2024

Early Signs of Hypertension in Your 20s and 30s

When you are in your 20s or 30s, you already have so much on your plate.

This is the age when everyone is bustling with careers, jobs, social engagements, and perhaps starting a family, and health is undoubtedly the last thing that comes to mind.

However, do you know that this is our biggest mistake that could threaten our lives?

Yes, we didn’t mean to haunt you, but to make you aware and bring your attention to the most important asset of your life, “Your Health.”

We are talking about the “Hypertension”. 

Before you close the tab, thinking that you are too young to get Hypertension, you are wrong.

In fact, if we talk about studies claim that one in five young adults in India has Hypertension, and only 12% of them have their blood pressure under control.

Hypertension in young adults is scary, right?

It is, but it is a truth that we need to accept so we can act in time to control the day-by-day rising numbers and save the youth from this silent killer.

So, what exactly causes Hypertension in young adults in their 20s and 30s, and what are the ways to identify it early?

Dig into the blog to find the answer.

But First Let’s Understand Hypertension - The Silent Killer

Hypertension, also called the Silent Killer, has no obvious symptoms that could signal their health is at risk and they may need some sort of help. As per the reports of WHO, High Blood Pressure is a major cause of premature death globally.

Common Causes Of Hypertension In Young Adults:


Thanks to today’s competitive or bustling environment we live in, our youths are more stressed than ever and this is one of the major causes contributing to the increased risk of Hypertension in young adults.


Obesity or being overweight can also be seen in today’s youth, which increases their risk for high blood pressure or Hypertension. Today’s youth is so obsessed with processed food that pizza, burgers, and Cold drinks are their go-to choices whenever they are hungry, which not only contributes to obesity but to associated health risks as well.


There is no denying that more and more adults these days are indulging in the habit of smoking, which is one of the risk factors for Hypertension. They think it may make them Cool, but it is actually the biggest Bhool, which can be dangerous for their health.

Sedentary Lifestyle:

Moreover, the lifestyle we all are leading these days is one of the major causes contributing to higher risk of Hypertension and other health ailments in young adults.

No matter the cause, the conclusion is one factor or another, contributing to the high risk of Hypertension in young adults. Instead of focusing on the problem, we need to look for the solution.

But before that, one question that comes to mind is how Hypertension, which mostly has no symptoms, can be recognized.

How do people know they have high blood pressure?

How, if I have no symptoms, how can I tell if I have high blood pressure?

Are there any signs that one should look for?

The answer is Yes. While it doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms, especially in the early stage, it can still signal our body there is something not right, which may need our attention.

Also Read:- https://redcliffelabs.com/myhealth/health/alert-increasing-risk-of-hypertension-bp-in-youngsters/

Symptoms Of Hypertension In Your Early 20s & 30s:


While headaches are common, experiencing them repeatedly can be a cause of concern; it could be an indicator of something as serious as Hypertension.

Shortness Of Breath:

When the blood pressure elevates too much, some people may experience trouble breathing.

Fluttering Heartbeat:

Heart Palpitations or pounding could also be a sign that your blood pressure may not be in the right balance and may need your attention.

Chest Pain:

Since high blood pressure is often linked with cardiovascular complications, the unusual pain in the chest could also indicate fluctuations in the blood pressure.

It is essential to understand that Hypertension does not always have noticeable symptoms, and therefore, keeping track of changes in their levels should be analyzed properly.

So, what to do?

Is there any way to prevent it or at least manage it?

Yes, yes, with a few lifestyle changes, one can make a big difference.

Also Read:https://redcliffelabs.com/myhealth/health/understanding-hypertension-empowering-health-on-world-hypertension-day/

Tips To Prevent Hypertension:

Get Physically Active:

Every doctor or healthcare coach may also give you one piece of advice to be active. It is our desk jobs and inactive lifestyle causing a range of health issues, like Hypertension. Therefore, incorporating at least 30-40 minutes of daily exercise into the routine can help minimize your risk of Hypertension or other chronic health issues.

Lose Any Excess Weight:

As discussed above, obesity is one of the major causes of Hypertension. Therefore, if you are overweight, losing those extra pounds would be beneficial for minimizing your risks and keeping your health in check.

Consuming Low Salt Diet: 

Cutting back on sodium is another effective method for lowering blood pressure. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that your diet has limited salt.

Eat A Healthy Diet:

Not just a low-sodium diet; your diet should be healthy overall. It has to include all the fresh fruits and vegetables that can fuel your body right and prevent you from such chronic conditions.

Manage Stress:

Stress is undeniably the major factor responsible for Hypertension, and today’s generation has it in abundance. Therefore, try not to stress and, if possible, practice meditation or calming exercises, which can benefit your mental and physical health in the long run and prevent Hypertension.

Quit Smoking:

Smoking can also add to a higher risk of high blood pressure. Therefore, if you don’t want to be its victim so, make sure not to smoke or not to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

Avoid Drinking Excess Alcohol:

Like Smoking, Alcohol is also not so good for your health and can elevate your blood pressure. Therefore, if you drink too much, it is wise to adjust your intake to prevent complications.

Don’t Miss On Your Routine Checkup:

Most importantly, it is essential to routinely monitor your blood pressure for optimal management. Your doctor may suggest a routine High Blood Pressure Test to check fluctuations (if any) and suggest appropriate measures in time.

Book Hypertension Profile Advance With Redcliffe Labs

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Remember, your 20s and 30s are the most crucial years of your life, so don’t let Hypertension hold you back. Be proactive and get tested as soon as possible.

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