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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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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension is medical condition when only systolic blood pressure number is high. Typically systolic pressure over 140 mmHg and diastolic pressure less then 90 mmHG is considered Isolated Systolic Hypertension. This disease is more found in older people.

For many years, Doctors and medical scientists primarily focused on diastolic pressure for blood pressure patients. The ground theory for this notion was that elevated pressure in body can be controlled or body can handle high blood pressure. The focus was on diastolic blood pressure, if blood pressure went too low it will lead to organ failure eventually leading to complex health problems.

Over the years lot of research has been done in blood pressure field and now medical scientific community holds high systolic pressure (high blood pressure) as important as diastolic pressure (low blood pressure). The Isolated Systolic Hypertension affects m ore to people over the age of 50.

Isolated Systolic Hypertension patients have risk of getting congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke and other medical complications. If treatment is not given on time or left for long time untreated can lead to serious medical conditions, which will require urgent hospitalization.

What causes Isolated Systolic Hypertension

There is no major reason for this disease except few factors which can lea to this medical condition. The factors outlined below are not the sole reason for person having Isolated Systolic Hypertension. These factors may or may not add risk of this disease people having one of these factors.

1 Chain smokers


3. Age over 50

4. Ethnic background: African American have more chances of getting this disease.

Symptoms of Isolated Systolic Hypertension

There is no major symptom to alert patients that he or she is having Isolated Systolic Hypertension . Even in other blood pressure conditions such as low blood pressure, high blood pressure or in prehypertension there is hardly any major symptom to alert patients. It takes weeks or months before people realize that there blood pressure is either high or low.

Isolated Systolic Hypertension Treatment

The treatment for Isolated Systolic Hypertension starts with lifestyle changes and doctor prescribed medications. In some case a combination of medication will be required to lower systolic pressure while maintaining diastolic pressure at required level. The ideal blood pressure after taking medication and following lifestyle changes should be less then 140/90 mmHG.

Once Isolated Systolic Hypertension develops it stays for lifetime. However with lifestyle changes, exercise and medication it can be controlled and person can 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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