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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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High Blood Pressure

about blood pressure

High blood pressure in medical term is called hypertension, which means high pressure in the arteries. Arteries are vessels and they carry blood from the heart to all vital organs of the body. Our heart is working round the clock pumping blood in and out of heart. The normal blood pressure range is 120/80 – (Systolic/Diastolic). When blood pressure reaches to the range of 140/90 is considered as high blood pressure.

The top number is Systolic blood pressure and it corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood forward into the arteries. The Systolic pressure reflects the highest pressure to which the arteries are exposed. The bottom number is Diastolic pressure and it corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart takes break after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed. The combination of both numbers gives blood pressure of the body.

Our blood pressure varies throughout the day by exercise, tension, stress, sleep or by walking. Any spike in Systolic or Diastolic blood pressure for longer duration increases the chance of heart failure. The elevated blood pressure can also lead to other diseases such as kidney (renal), arteries getting hardened, blood coming out of eye (vision damage) or brain damage.

Considering the affects of high blood pressure or hypertension, it becomes very important to monitor blood pressure. Monitoring blood pressure helps to diagnose blood pressure problem in early stage. Every effort is needed to normalize high blood pressure and prevent complications related to blood pressure disease. More blood pressure realted diseases ...[read more]

What is High Blood Pressure

What can cause High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Medications

1. Diuretics

2. Beta-blockers

3. ACE inhibitors

4. Angiotensin II receptor blockers

5. Calcium channel blockers

6. Alpha blockers

7. Combined alpha and beta-blockers

8. Central agonists

9.Peripheral adrenergic inhibitors

10. Blood vessel dilators

11. Sympathetic nerve inhibitors - Read more

High blood pressure is dangerous because it does not give any warning signs or symptoms. Anyone can develop high blood pressure regardless of race, age, gender. Some ethnic groups have more likelihood of having high blood pressure. Regardless of race, age, or gender, anyone can develop high blood pressure. If high blood pressure remains undetected for long time then it lasts for lifetime. Only with medications and lifestyle changes it can be controlled and kept at normal blood pressure reading. Blood pressure patients have to take medication for full life Read more about BP details

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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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