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Your Guide To Managing Your High Blood Pressure

| Articles | October 19, 2014

What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in contact with the walls of the arteries. It is registered as two numbers, as the heart beats (the systolic pressure) over as the heart relaxes between beats (the diastolic pressure). This process of assigning number is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. Here is an example, 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg)) is stated orally as 120 over 80. Regular blood pressure is less than 120 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic.

High Blood Pressure(HBP)

High blood pressure is an disease that step-ups your opportunity for getting heart disease, kidney disease or having a stroke. HBP is particularly life-threatening because it sometimes has no warning signs or symptoms. Irrespective of race, age, or gender, anybody can get high blood pressure. It is approximated that one in every four adults has high blood pressure. If high blood pressure springs up, it normally goes a lifetime. You can stop and manage high blood pressure by choosing action.

Detection

Everyone should be having your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Nearly all physicians will determine a person with high blood pressure with two or more readings that are taken on different times. An unchanging blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher is regarded as high blood pressure, the other term is hypertension.

A few people have high blood pressure just when they travel to the physician’s office, it is called white-coat hypertension. If your physician sees this, you may be expected to record your blood pressure at home or expected to put on a device known as an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This device is normally worn for 1 day and can take blood pressure every 30 minutes.

Prevention

You can take steps to stop high blood pressure by embracing a healthy way of life. These steps include keeping a healthy weight; staying physically energetic; conforming to a healthy diet plan. That stresses fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods; selecting and cooking foods with less salt and sodium. And if you drink alcoholic beverages, drinking in moderation.

Treatment

You should find it crucial to take steps to maintain your blood pressure. The treatment end is blood pressure below 140/90 and lower for individuals with other conditions, like diabetes and kidney disease. Following healthy lifestyle ways is an efficient first step in both forbidding and mastering high blood pressure. If lifestyle modifications are not efficient in retaining your pressure controlled, it may be inevitable to add blood pressure medications.

Learn about blood pressure lowering lifestyle habits such as:

1. Quit Smoking

2. Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

3. Maintain a Healthy Weight

4. Follow a Healthy Eating Pattern

5. Limit Alcohol Intake

6. Be Physically Active

It is all up to you to take this silent killer and change your ways or pay the consequence.

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