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.

Diagnosis:
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.

Prevention
:
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


Management:

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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