Have Basic Idea About Hypertension


These days, hypertension or high blood pressure is a common health problem among people across the world. Even children are quite familiar with this problem, as they find most of their family members are facing the same problem.

Irrespective of being a common health problem seen among people, most of us are yet to take it seriously. Even, many of us do not care to make ourselves aware about certain necessary facts about hypertension, which can even save one’s life in a particular time.

Hypertension is a health problem, which also invites many other health disorders along with it. It is dangerous as it can cause heart failure, heart strokes, kidney diseases and many other side effects.
First, you should know which blood pressure condition can be labeled as hypertension.

The normal blood pressure of a healthy human being should be less than 120/80 mmHg. If the blood pressure goes up to 140/90 mmHg or more than that then it can be termed as hypertension. Again in hypertension, two levels are there.

In the stage I hypertension, the blood pressure remains at140-159/90-99 mmHg. If it increases more than that then it can be said that the patient is at stage 2 Hypertension, which can make the situation critical and dangerous too.

Now, you must be thinking what is the treatment for hypertension? The treatment has to be on dual level. Yes, you need to bring changes in your lifestyle along with drug therapy.

Bringing changes in lifestyle involves adopting a healthy way of life in all aspects, which includes giving up all bad habits like smoking, doing regular physical exercise, avoiding food, which are rich in fats and sodium and trying to lose weight as well, in case you are overweight.

For drug therapy, you have to rely upon the physician prescription, which is made according to the level of your blood pressure.
The most important thing to remember is to go for regular check up of your blood pressure.

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  • I have been monitoring my blood pressure since 1986. I frequently check my blood pressure during long bike rides. One time, my blood pressure was 239/57, a very odd reading, extremely high systolic, very low diastolic.