Most of the time there are no symptoms of hypertension, unless a patient visit their healthcare providers. Hence people easily develop kidney and heart diseases without knowing they have a high blood pressure.
Causes of Hypertension
Primary causes of hypertension
- The older you get the higher the chances.
- Family history of high blood pressure.
- High intake of salt in the food.
- Drinking large amount of alcohol.
- Being overweight.
- Lack of exercise.
Secondary Causes of Hypertension
- Kidney diseases.
- Narrowing of blood vessels.
- Oral contrastive pills.
- Hormonal changes.
What is Hypertension and How is it Measured?
Hypertension is the force against the walls of the blood arteries. Blood pressure is usually recorded in two numbers:
- Systolic pressure- the pressure when the heart beats, recorded on top.
- Diastolic pressure- the pressure when the heart relaxes in between beats.
How to Prevent Hypertension
High blood pressure can be prevented by eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderations and not smoking.
If you don’t have a high blood pressure, healthy lifestyle can make you maintain a normal high blood pressure.
The following are ways on how you can reduce or maintain your blood pressure
- Losing weight
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Stopping smoking.
- Cutting down on salt.
- Limit the amount of alcohol.
Many people who adapt a healthy lifestyle are able to reduce or delay high bllod pressur . the moer lifestyle changes you make, the more likely you are to lower your blood pressure or reduce realted health problems.