Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure.
It is called a “silent killer”, since most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.
Hypertension is diagnosed if, when it is measured on two different days, the systolic blood pressure readings on both days is ≥140 mmHg and/or the diastolic blood pressure readings on both days is ≥90 mmHg.
Prevention and Management:
Reducing hypertension prevents heart attack, stroke, and kidney damage, as well as other health problems.
Blood pressure responds to lifestyle quite sensitively, changes in lifestyle serves as a good prevention. Important lifestyle changes are:
1.) Reducing salt intake (to less than 5g daily)
2.) Eating more fruit and vegetables
3.) Being physically active on a regular basis
4.) Avoiding the use of tobacco
5.) Reducing alcohol consumption
6.) Limiting the intake of foods high in saturated fats
7.) Eliminating/reducing trans fats in the diet
If you’re someone who is already suffering from hypertension it’s important to realize that medicines only treat your symptoms. One should realize the importance of a lifestyle that does the actual magic.
Along with the aforementioned lifestyle changes you should also focus on:
1.) Reducing and managing mental stress
2.) Monitoring blood pressure regularly
3.) Work on creating a good circadian rhythm
4.) Eat, exercise, and sleep at the same time each day.
Diet and behavioral interventions can have a significantly beneficial effect on hypertension, which is not confined to the overweight.
Magic is in your lifestyle, it is nature’s magic pill which lies within you.
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