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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
PreHypertension

2. Medication for stage1 & stage2
Hypertension

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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Blood Pressure Medication

blood pressure medications are needed when blood pressure is very high. These medications are needed to lower elevated blood pressure quickly. According to National High Blood Pressure Education Program has recommended established guidelines for high blood pressure. This is a coalition of doctors, professionals, and voluntary organizations and government.

The information about medication mentioned here may differ from what your doctor has advised you. This depend what level of high blood pressure you are having and what is your medical condition. People with diseases other then blood pressure have to take 3 or more drugs to control multiple diseases.

Prehypertension (120/80 to 139/89)

This is the stage when one starts developing high blood pressure. There are no major symptoms which will alert you that you are having high blood pressure. If this remains undetected and not treated for long period then it can lead to high blood pressure disease. Undetected high blood pressure is dangerous situation and can lead to heart failure and kidney failure.

At this stage changes in lifestyle and doing exercise can reduce blood pressure. Ensure you are in touch with your doctor and take doctors help in getting advice on lifestyle changes and what exercise to do for lowering high blood pressure.

Prehypertension Lifestyle Changes

1. Low intake of salt and sodium.

2. Stop smoking.

3. Eat lots of vegetables, fruits and low fat dairy products.

4. Excess weight in your body does no good to you it puts more pressure on heart to pump blood into vessels. Maintain healthy weight.

5. Daily exercise is needed for 30 minutes and more. In the beginning you can break this exercise into 2 or 3 parts session spread across the day. There can be many ways you can do exercise, starting with simple walk or brisk walk. Dog walking, swimming, aerobics and running are other exercises to adopt. Please take doctor’s advice before doing any active exercise.

6. Moderate or stop taking alcohol drinks.

7. Nuts and seeds such as walnut, flax and pumpkin seeds are good for lowering high blood pressure. Follow DASH diet.

8. Eat fish which as omega-3 such as Salmon.

In case you have other diseases along with prehypertension you might need medication. Your doctor will be in better position to advice you about medication and lifestyle changes.

High blood pressure (140/90 to 159/99)

Stage 1 of diseases

Once your blood pressure numbers are between 140/90 to 159/89 your blood pressure condition has moved from prehypertension to stage 1 high blood pressure. At this point your doctor will recommend you trying diuretics medication. The diuretics are also called water pills. Diuretics help to flush excess water and sodium from the body. The lowering of excess water and sodium helps in lowering the blood pressure and with major changes in lifestyle will help in reducing blood pressure.

Doctor will recommend you medication and changes in lifestyle to control your blood pressure. Depending upon your medical condition you might need only diuretic medication along with changes in lifestyle to control your blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Drugs for Hypertension stage 1

1. Calcium Channel Blockers This drug is to prevent calcium going into heart and blood vessel and helps in relaxing cells and lowers blood pressure.

2. Beta Blockers This drug helps in reducing nerve signal to heart and blood vessel, which in turn helps in lowering blood pressure.

3. Angiotensin-converting enzyme This drug helps blood vessel to relax and helps blood vessel not to narrow. This drug is also helpful in reducing blood pressure.

Your doctor may recommend you one of these medications to bring down blood pressure. There can be other complications such as one suffering from diabetes etc. In such situation a combination of drug is needed to reduce high blood pressure.

High blood pressure (160/100 to Above)

Stage 2 of diseases

Now if your blood pressure numbers are falling in the range of 160/100 and above this is alarming situation. You are now in stage 2 of high blood pressure disease. At this point your doctor will prescribe you 3-4 medications to quickly reduce high blood pressure. Even in this case your doctor will start medication with diuretics to flush out excess water and sodium from the body. Keeping your high blood pressure number in view your doctor will prescribe you more medication to lower blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Drugs for Hypertension stage 2

1. Calcium Channel Blockers This drug is to prevent calcium going into heart and blood vessel and helps in relaxing cells and lowers blood pressure.

2. Beta Blockers This drug helps in reducing nerve signal to heart and blood vessel, which in turn helps in lowering blood pressure.

3. Angiotensin-converting enzyme This drug helps blood vessel to relax and helps blood vessel not to narrow. This drug is also helpful in reducing blood pressure.

4. ACE inhibitor This drug helps blood vessel from getting narrow which lowers pressure on heart and also lowers blood pressure.

At such higher elevation blood pressure can cause kidney failure and heart stroke problems. In stage 2 hypertension aggressive treatment and strong discipline for lifestyle in needed to lower blood pressure.

Take control of your medical situation by consulting doctor in early stages of blood pressure and same time bringing changes in your lifestyle. The medication and changes in lifestyle go hand in hand and are proven to lower blood pressure. Lastly monitor your blood pressure at least 2-3 times a day. Do not depend entirely on this blood monitoring equipment and at no point discard visit to Doctor. Your doctor is best to judge your medical situation. The statistics have shown that a combination of good drugs and changes in lifestyle have helped patient to lower 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

Systolic
Pressure
Diastolic
Pressure
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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PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR, DON'T DEPEND ON THIS BLOOD PRESSURE CHART - PLEASE NOTE
This is just for information

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