Introduction Hypertension is a condition of body in which the excess blood pressure is exerted on the inner walls of arteries. The high blood pressure is a condition when BP rises above 90 (lower reading) and 130(upper reading) reading. People with elevated blood pressure do not feel its effects initially but if it remains untreated, it may damage the vital organs. The pressure generated in the peripheral arteries during contraction of heart muscles is called systolic blood pressure and the pressure generated during relaxation period of the heart is called diastolic blood pressure. In hypertension both systolic as well as diastolic readings are above the 90/130.
Causes of hypertension
Symptoms of hypertension
Investigation for hypertension
Diet guide for patient
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How to prevent mild hypertension Primary hypertension can be treated by regular walking, Yoga, exercise and recommended diet for BP patient. Check your BP regularly and it should be below 90/130. If not controlling by diet and exercise then go for medication.
What happens if BP remains untreated? Hypertension can damage your vital organs ( such as heart, kidney, brain) and blood vessels. The longer you go without treating high blood pressure, the greater is the risk of damages. If blood vessels are damaged, this can lead to a heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Medication There is two type of medicine generally prescribed by the physicians.
Conclusion The main causes of hypertension are such as Consumption of more saturated fats, consumption of more sweets, sedentary life style and lack of physical exercise, stress, smoking and drinking. Proper investigation of body (medical checkup) and physical exercise are the best preventive measures. If someone is suffering with hypertension he should take proper diet and medicine after the consultation of a physician. Hypertension is the silent and hidden killer. Do not leave it untreated.
Blood pressure is quite an accurate indicator of the health of an individual’s circulatory system. Therefore, it is desirable to have blood pressure checked periodically (every six months) once you hit 40. You are at a higher risk if you have a family history of high blood pressure and if you follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, smoking etcetera can all contribute to high blood pressure.
When blood pressure remains high for a long period of time, it puts you at risk of other life-threatening diseases, like heart disease, atherosclerosis and stroke. Remember, that a reading of 140/90mm/Hg or more is regarded as high blood pressure, and if the reading is between 120/80 and 139/89, you are still at risk. You should begin taking precautions to thwart it from developing into hypertension.
Exercise, natural foods sourced from plants, especially those low in fat and rich in potassium, are considered good in controlling high blood pressure. Diet plays a crucial role in restricting blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure is the indication of our non adherence to healthy routine life styles including taking fried foods, excess salt intake and the the drastic cut in the sleeping hours. All these factors have led to escalation of the normal pressure and though immediately it is not perceptible but with the passage of time, the heart has to pay the heavy penalty for unhealthy lifestyle.
Though the stress is an inevitable part of our lives, there are ways to lessen the same. Overriding priorities have to be given to healthy food intake, especially the inclusion of Lemons, Oranges, Grapes, Mausambi, Papaya etc in our diet so that there is free flow of the blood from one end to other and there would not be any blockage in the arteries. Cholesterol and Triglyceride in excess amount in the blood can be life threatening and hence utmost care should be taken to check the same. Lipid-profile must be checked at an interval of six months in order to ensure that the parameters such as cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL etc are within normal limit. Brisk walking for thirty minutes daily coupled with Pranayama will alleviate the causes of High BP. Overweight condition has to be curbed and as far as possible, we should lead a simple life style where jealousy and hatred have no place.
The author has given wide details on how to control the hypertension and blood pressure in a person. What I feel is that we people have the habit of poking our nose into others affairs and getting bothered on that issue. Even some house holds who have the habit if watching daily serials do liken them to the character and if some challenging scenes are shown, the viewers also get agitated and the blood pressure increases. What I suggest is to live the life normally with less talking and not interfering into the affairs of others. Eat only home made food and avoid eating outside the home. Drink water sourced from the home and not anywhere else. All these factors would help to control the hypertension in big ways.
Hypertension is basically a life style disease and with control on the type of food intake, regular exercise and meditation, in most of the cases it is manageable. Some support from medicines (like anti hypertension) is also required regularly for pathological control. In many cases the medicine is discontinued after a long spell of good life style.