The best way to treat high blood pressure is to know your number and monitor it always.
So What is High Blood Pressure
When the force of blood pressure against the walls of blood vessles is consistently too high, it is called High Blood Pressure.
When the heart beats, it creates pressure that pushes blood through a network of tube-shape blood vessles,which include arteries, vein and capillaires. This pressure -BP-is the result of two force.
The 1st force(systolic pressure) occurs as the blood pumps out of the heart and into the arteries that are part of circulatory system. The 2nd force (diastolic pressure) is created as the heart rest between the heart beats.
There may be no single cause for most people. We dont know exactly what cause HBP, all we know is that lifestyle can affect the risk of developing it.
You are at the higher risk if you are:
- Eating too much salt
- Not Eating enough fruits and vegetables
- Not active enough
- Drinking too much alcohol
Also there are uncontrolable factors that can cause high blood pressure which are:
- Ethnic Group and
- Family History.
High blood pressure is a sillent killer and because of this most with HBP may not feel any sign. But once the blood pressure reach over 160/110 mmHg, it is known as hypertensive crisis which needed emergency medical attention.
The symtoms include:
- Double vission
- Forceful beating of the heart.
Note: Whoever experiencing these symtoms should see the doctor immediately.
You can now know your status.
High blood pressure is a sillent killer that quietly damage blood vessles and leads to serious health problems.
By understanding this,using medication as priscribed and making lifestyle changes can enhance your quality of life and reduces your risk of heart diseases, stroke, kidney diseases and any other related sickness.
How to make lifestyle changes
- Eat a well-balance diet that is low in salt
- Enjoy regular physical exercise
- Take your medication regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Manage stress and
- Corperate with your doctor.