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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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Low Blood Pressure

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What is low blood pressure - Understanding Low blood pressure. As we know the force exerted by moving blood in the blood vessels is a major reason for Blood Pressure. Blood pressure is the result of heart pumping blood out into the arteries to all organs of the body. This blood pressure exerted by heart is regulated by arteries by flowing blood into the whole body.

Normal blood pressure for human body is 120/80, these numbers are expressed in medical term as Systolic (top) and Diastolic (Bottom). The above number Systolic is measured when pressure in arteries increases due to heart contraction and heart pumps blood out into arteries. The bottom number Diastolic is measured when pressure in arteries decreases due to relaxation of heart after it contracts.

Low blood pressure in medical term is called Hypotension. This happens due to the low flow of blood through arteries. Low flow of blood in the arteries and veins can lead to less oxygen being passed to vital organs. In case of less oxygen being passed to brain, heart, kidney and eye, they can get damaged and in some serious situations it can permanently damage vital organs. In case of high blood pressure we donít have any warning, but low blood pressure is defined by signs of low blood flow.

The low blood pressure is also named as Hypotension. When a person has blood pressure range of 90/60, he or she has low blood pressure. Normal blood pressure for human is in the range of 120/80. The upper reading is Systolic pressure and the below reading is Diastolic pressure. People suffering from low blood pressure have less blood flowing to heart, kidney, brain and other important organs of the body.

What Causes Low Blood Pressure

Some of the reasons which can lead to low blood pressure:

1. Pregnancy.

2. The hormonal problems, diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

3. Some over-the-counter medications can create this problem.

4. The Overdose of high blood pressure drugs.

5. Disrupting functioning of heart.

6. Abnormal heart beats or rhythms.

7. Heat stroke.

8. Liver disease.

Following reason can also cause sudden drops in blood pressure and can lead to life-threatening situation.

1. Loss of blood (bleeding).

2. Low body temperature.

3. High body temperature.

4. Heart muscle disease causing heart failure.

5. Sepsis, a severe blood infection.

6. Severe dehydration.

7. Due to reaction from medication.

8. The severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

Monitoring your blood pressure is good habbit it will save you from medications and tough lifestyle changes. Watch your low 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

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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