Home > Medical > Hypertension > Stress, women and obesity Stress, women and obesity All sections in Hypertension » About Hypertension » Medication » Effects on the Body » Explaining Hypertension » FAQs » Health Tips » Lifestyle Changes » Living with Hypertension » Measuring BP » Hypertension News » Real-life Story » Stress, Women & Obesity » Types of Blood Pressure » Risk Factors Hypertension: the silent killer 17 May is World Hypertension Day. Could you be suffering from high blood pressure without knowing it? Hypertension is a silent but deadly disease. Check your blood pressure today. 8 things you should know about hypertension 17 May is World Hypertension Day. Here are eight things you should know about high blood pressure, courtesy of Pretoria cardiologist, Dr Adriaan Snyders. The Pill and hypertension About 5% of women using oral contraceptives develop high blood pressure for reasons which are not clear. Quiz Am I at risk for hypertension? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Are you ready to quit smoking? » Subscribe Newsletters » 10 salty food culprits 10 foods with hidden fat Hypertension and your weight All your questions about hypertension and obesity answered. Little weight loss lowers blood pressure Researchers have found that middle-aged and overweight people may be able to lower their blood pressure by losing as little as 7 kg in four years. Symptoms of stress versus symptoms of hypertension Shortness of breath, sweating, dry mouth and flushed features are all symptoms of stress. The symptoms of hypertension on the other hand are… Well, often there aren’t any. Stress and hypertension You may have been told that you’re “hyper-tense” or have an A-type personality, and that you have hypertension because you’re too wound-up or stressed. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.