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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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Hypertension Stage 2

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Hypertension stage 2 starts when blood pressure reading is above 159/100. Under this medical condition flow of blood in arteries is obstructed by constrictions leading to very high blood pressure. This puts pressure on the heart to pump harder and harder to pump blood. Untreated high blood pressures will put heart at risk and can lead to heart disease and heart attacks.

At this stage blood pressure patients are given medication or combination of two or more drugs to bring down elevated blood pressure. As you get old treating high blood pressure becomes difficult. It is good to check your blood pressure if you are over the age of 40 (women - 35).

Drastic changes are required at this stage starting with visit to Doctor. Doctors will recommend combination of drugs depending on medical condition, lifestyle changes and some workout schedule. The lifestyle changes include adding fresh vegetables, fruits, low fat dairy products and quitting smoking, and alcohol. This also includes low intake of salt and sodium in daily diet.

People who are likely to get high blood pressure are African American, people over the age of 35, people who smoke and drink alcohol excessively. People who eat high fatty products, packaged products in high sodium also have chance of getting hypertension stage 2. Women who are pregnant and are taking birth pills also have chance of getting high blood pressure. Definitely being overweight also puts people on risk of getting hypertension stage 2.

In hypertension stage 2 doctors recommen a variety of drugs starting with diuretic medication. The excess water and sodium is flused out from body by taking Diuretics pills.

Blood pressure Drugs

Diuretics: Flushes water and sodium out of body lowering blood pressure.

ACE inhibitors: Stops certain hormones in developing so that blood vessels donít become narrow.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers: Prevents angiotensin harmone from affecting blood vessels.

Beta blockers: This drug relives nerve signals going to heart and blood vessels and helping blood pressure to go down.

Calcium channel blockers : This drug helps reducing flow of calcium going into the heart and blood vessel cells. Once cells are relaxed which in turn helps in reducing elevated blood pressure.

Today there are many drugs available in market to help blood pressure patients. With medication, lifestyle changes patients are able to reduce elevated blood pressure and live normal life.

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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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