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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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Weight Matters for Blood Pressure

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Often people focus on medications for controlling high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is directly linked to cardiovascular diseases. Controlling your weight will reduce risk of heart failure or kidney failure.

Overweight: Being overweight is not good sign it is simply invitation to many diseases. Loosing extra pounds will lower elevated high blood pressure. Studies have shown that weigh loss can decreases blood pressure, triglyceride and cholesterol. Weight loss coupled with lifestyle changes and exercise is effective means to control blood pressure without taking doctor prescribed medications.

Exercise: What is needed is daily 30 minutes to 1 hour of your time dedicated to physical exercise. If you are not tune to daily exercise start with simple 30 minutes walk. Adopting aerobics, running, bicycling, yoga or swimming are good options for physical exercise. Before adopting any exercise method consult your doctor for advice. Doctors will recommend right exercise to you based on your medial and health condition. The results will come in 4-6 weeks after adopting any of the above exercise methods.

Salt & Sodium:Controlling your salt and sodium in your diet is very important. Avoid eating processed food which is high in sodium. Daily consumption of sodium should be less then 2400 milligrams.

Alcohol: IF you are blood pressure patients it is advisable to avoid taking alcohol. Especially, if you are taking medications for controlling blood pressure. Consumption of alcohol adds risk of increasing blood pressure, weight and creates risk to other vital organs in body.

Low fat products: Eating low fat products is good for health. Eat yogurt and like with low fat. Since these two are items are part of daily diet they will help in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

Quit Smoking: Elevated high blood pressure is risk to cardiovascular diseases. In this condition smoking becomes more risk factor to Heart and lung disease. Smoking also reduces your life expectancy by few months to few years depending upon the amount of tobacco one consumes.

Meditation: Although meditations for individual to connect with his or her true self. IT also has health benefits. It gives you good control your breathing, there is excellent synchronization between mind and body and god flow of blood in blood vessels.

Regardless what exercise method one choose and with controlled diet low in salt/sodium and rich in nutritionís good for blood pressure will show results in few weeks. Those with lower blood pressure numbers wills see results in few weeks as oppose to those who have high blood pressure. Hence watching your weight is good for your health and helps in lowering elevated 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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