Hypertension The Silent Killer – Decrease Blood Pressure
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, which if left untreated can cause serious health issues. There are many causes for Hypertension, such as diet, family history, age, sex, stress, and obesity. Although, 85% to 95% aren’t even aware that they are suffering from Hypertension, let alone why. After the age of 54 women are more likely to have higher blood pressure than men. You are also more likely to have it of you have family member(s) who suffer from Hypertension. Eating healthy is helpful in preventing many health problems, but to keep yourself from having it you should stay away from the salt. Salt and salty food are proven to be a factor associated with Hypertension. Most people are not even aware that they have Hypertension, and symptoms don’t begin until it is high, or if you have had it for a long time.
When you are at your doctors office they always check certain things each time to monitor your health,. It should read lower than 120/80, this means that your Blood Pressure is in the normal range, however if it reads 120/80 to 140/90 you will be considered Prehypertensive. At that point your doctor should recommend lifestyle, and diet changes. Once you get to 140/90, (or 130/80), you have High Blood Pressure. Basically, if your reading is higher than “normal” you are at risk to develop high blood pressure, also known as Hypertension.
Some conditions associated with Hypertension are, CAD (Coronary Artery Disease), ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome), Heart Failure, Stroke And Renal Failure. If treated soon, and properly most serious conditions can be avoided. Eating a healthier diet, regular exercise and leading a less stressful life can help. If you need medication you should be sure you are doing everything your doctor suggests and if you are a smoker, quit smoking! Since most people do not experience symptoms unless they have, (Hypertension) or they have had the problem for a long time you should get check ups regularly to be sure.