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Hypertension Highlights

Diet, Exercise & Weight

High blood pressure has many names such as hypertension, HBP or HTN, this is a stage where blood pressure is at elevated level more than normal pressure in the arteries.

Highlights of High Blood Pressure

1. Maintain a healthy weight and don't be overweight.

2. Be more physically active.

3. Take less salt and sodium.

4. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits and low-fat dairy products.

5. Moderate or avoid alcoholic beverages.

6. Exercise for 30 minutes or more

Causes of Blood Pressure

Genetic, Stress, Environment ....

The causes of High Blood Pressure can be due to genetic, enviornment, stress and other medical complications. factors.

1. Due to Environment.

2. Due to stress work related or personal

3. Due to gentic factors.

4. Other medical complications.

Hypertension Risk Factor

High Blood Pressure Risk Factor

The undetected high blood pressure is a silent killer. The undetected high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, kidney faliures etc. Do you know two thirds of Americans over age 60 have hypertension. Latest study show hypertension is also becoming more common in children and teenagers.

1. Heart stroke

2. Kidney failure

3. Eye bleeding etc

4. Increases health risk.

Hypertension Symptoms

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

The silent symptom of high blood pressure makes it deadly disease. Once detected either at early stage or at advance stage drastic changes are needed in lifestyle and in some case medication will be necessary.

1. Changes in lifestyle

2. Experience pain in head and neck when waking up.

3. Dizziness

4. Due to Fatigue

5. Heart Pain

6. Palpitations

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BP Treatment

High Blood Pressure Treatment

High Blood Pressure diseases can not be treated with over the shelf medication. Patients with hypertension symptoms need consultation with physicians for medication, lifestyle change, and diet plan to lower blood pressure.

1. lifestyle changes for

2. Medication for stage1 & stage2

3. Diet plan

4. Combination of medication

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Hypertension Tips

High Blood Pressure Tips

Use followinmg 10 tips to control high blood pressure

1. Low in take of salt & Sodium

2. Quit smoking

3. Quit Alcohol

4. Eat vegetables & Fruits

5. Eat low-fat diary products

6. Exercise for 30 minutes

7. Medication as advised

8. Monitor blood pressure

9. Note your BP readings

10. Maintain your weight

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About Blood Pressure

about blood pressure

Wondering what is blood pressure and how it affects the human body. In simple terms force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels is considered main reason for blood pressure.

The pressure values are reported in millimeters of mercury.

When the heart beats, it pumps blood out into the arteries, on an average it beats 60-70 times a minute. The blood pressure is at highest when heart beats and is pumping blood out into blood vessels. This blood pressure situation is called Systolic pressure. Between the beats, when heart is at rest, blood pressure falls and this blood pressure situation is called diastolic pressure.
How to read blood pressure reading? The blood pressure reading comes with two numbers, the Systolic and Diastolic pressure. The combination of both numbers gives blood pressure of the body.

The healthy body will have blood pressure around 120/80 mmHG. The top number specifies the Systolic pressure and the bottom number gives Diastolic pressure. The blood pressure varies throughout the day it is active more during the workout, active, excited or nervous. During sleep it is at the lowest level.

Because of its no symptom and no early warning this disease is called as "silent killer". In America more than 50 million people are suffering from this disease, and most of them are not aware of it. The high blood pressure can cause stroke to brain and heart, if it is left untreated. It can rupture blood vessel in brain or eyes. It can also cause kidney failure. The vessels in kidney do cleaning job by removing excess water from the body, If this process stops or slows down it puts kidney at risk. Patientís vital body organs are at risk, if high blood pressure is not controlled or lowered in time.

It is important to check blood pressure when you are over the age of 40 (men Ė 40 , women - 35). For some ethnic people risk of high blood pressure starts much early. The blood pressure can be treated by three ways. First the medication is required when patientís blood pressure is very high and it is necessary to bring blood pressure quickly down. Doctors will be in good position to advice patients based on their medical condition. Secondly the most important change patients need is lifestyle changes. They will be asked to make changes in daily routine which involves eating habits and physical activities. Patients are asked to add green vegetables, low fat diary products and low salt and sodium intake in their daily diet. After taking care of medicine and lifestyle changes, the next thing is exercise. Daily 30 minutes of light exercise is way to go.

Blood pressure patients need to devote 30 minutes in a day for exercise. The exercise can be in any form or style such as walking, dog walking, swimming, light aerobics and stretching. Patients should consult their doctor for right medication, proper changes in lifestyle and right set of exercise. Depending on patients age and other medical condition doctor may advise medications, lifestyle and exercise accordingly. Hope this information helps you in understanding about blood pressure.

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Blood Pressure Reading Chart

Following table gives details about blood pressure reading and how to understand each stage of blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Chart

Current Condition
What to do
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Below 120 Below 80 Normal Blood Pressure Adopt a healthy lifestyle [read more]
120 - 139 80 - 89 Prehypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle [read more]
140 - 159 90 - 99 Stage 1 hypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Medication Required
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Above 160 Above 100 Stage 2 hypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Medication Required
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