HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HBP)HYPERTENSION
What is Hypertension? Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death today. It’s called the silent killer and it kills millions of people every year.
High blood pressure (HBP)also known as hypertension is conditions when there is increased in the pressure on the walls of the arteries due to the blood circulating in it. When there is an increase in the hormone adrenalin, it increases the pressure of the blood too.
A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.
HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
# Pounding feeling in their head or chest
# High blood pressure above 140/90 consistently
# Dizziness or lightheadedness
# Insomnia inability to sleep well
# Headache usually in the morning
# Epistaxis (Nosebleeds or bleeding from the nose)
# Ringing in the ear
# Difficulty in breathing
# Congestion in the chest
# Irregular heartbeat
# Blood in the urine
# Vision problem
# Sweating etc.
CAUSE OF HYPERTENSION
5) Insufficient intake of potassium, calcium and magnesium
6)Lack of physical activity
7)Chronic and excessive intake of alcohol consumption
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN BP IS HIGH?
= Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
= Exercise regularly
= Eat a healthy diet
= Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
= Quit smoking
= Reduce stress
= Cut back on caffeine
= Monitor your blood pressure at home and see your doctor regularly.
CAN HYPERTENSION BE CURE?
Hypertension is a chronic disease. It can be controlled with medication but it can not be cured. Therefore patients need to continue with the treatment and lifestyle modification as advised by the doctor and attend regular medical follow up usually for life.
High blood pressure which is also called hypertension could lead to the following problems if not properly taken care of
$ Heart Attack
$ Cardiac Arrest
$ Heart failure
$ Trouble with memory and understanding
Some common side effects of high blood pressure medicines include
2 Diarrheas’ or constipation
3 Dizziness or lightheadedness
4 Erection problems
5 Feeling nervous
6 Feeling tired, weak drowsy or a lack of energy
8 Nausea or vomiting
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