Blood Pressure

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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 Treatment

about blood pressureBlood pressure treatment revolves around three major factors lifestyle changes, exercise and medication in case of high or low blood pressure. Before you start implementing any of these first visit Doctor for advise.

Doctors help is needed to lower high blood pressure quickly. High blood pressure is serious medical condition and it should be taken seriously. High blood pressure can lead to other diseases such as heart failure and kidney failure.

Healthy Eating Plan for Blood Pressure

The first change required under lifestyle changes is healthy eating plan. There are certain types of food such as vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and poultry, which is healthy for blood pressure and it helps in controlling the blood pressure. Apart from these food items low intake of salt and sodium is a must. Avoiding smoking and alcohol is another required lifestyle change. Follow DASH eating plan which is designed for blood pressure patients. It lists name of vegetables, grains, vitamins, minerals and proper servings which one should take in their daily diet.

The recommended eating plan in DASH is simply explained and with proper chart showing calories and other important data which one should take in one serving. The acronym for DASH is "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension". The DASH is a lab test and clinical study detailing results of different foods and nutrients. The DASH plan emphasizes more inclusion of vegetables, fruits, low fat diary products, low saturated fat and low in cholesterol. The eating plan also includes whole grain, poultry, fish and recommends reduction in red meat, sweets and alcoholic beverages. This plan also advises to take food in low salt and sodium.

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Exercise for Blood Pressure

According to survey conducted by Centers of Disease and Prevention, more than one-half American adults don't get enough exercise. The 20-25 percent population are not active at all. Each year hundreds of people die because of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits. Excess weight around your waist does no good to your health. Excess weight in high blood pressure condition adds more risk to you and can lead to heart and other diseases. Introducing 30 minutes to 1 hour of exercise in a day can do wonders for your body. Not only it makes your body healthy but also adds more days, months to your life.

he exercise does not have to be in one session. The exercise schedule can be spread across the day. All it needs commitment to follow exercise plan. Please visit Doctor for advice on recommended exercises which could be best for your body. Depending upon your health and body condition exercise will vary. Those who are not physically active should start with normal walking and later move to more intense exercises such as aerobics, swimming and brisk walking. Stretching before starting any exercise is always good thing to do. It helps body to warm-up and later when you do any exercise even walking it will have better effect on the body. Stretching also opens the joints so that you can walk freely without feeling any muscle or joint related issues. Please be careful in doing stretching exercise, sometime over bending can also hurt your back.

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2. Swimming Exercise Benefits

3. Aerobics Exercise Benefits

4. Yoga Exercise Benefits

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Medications for Blood Pressure

There are many medications for blood pressure. The Medications for Blood Pressure are often given based on an individuals medical conditions. The blood pressure medications are doctor prescribed and not available without prescription. You will need blood pressure medication when you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Depending on medical condition and elevation of blood pressure doctor may advise one or combination of 2 or 3 medication to bring blood pressure to normal readings. Medications are required to control Hypertension or Hypotension.

There are many medications for blood pressure. The Medications for Blood Pressure are often given based on individual medical conditions. The blood pressure medications are doctor prescribed and not available without prescription. You will need blood pressure medication when you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Depending on medical condition and elevation of blood pressure doctor may advise one or combination of 2 or 3 medication to bring blood pressure to normal readings. Medications are required to control Hypertension or Hypotension.

There is long list of medications which control blood pressure such as Diuretics, Beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin antagonists, Calcium channel blockers etc.

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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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