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Hypertension - Silent Killer
- Hypertension - Silent Killer
Are You at risk ?
IN an adult blood pressure > 140/90 mm hg is hypertensive. High blood pressure has no sign or symptoms, you can have it for years with out knowing it. The only way is to measure it.
Why should You care ?
High blood pressure can hurt your body in many ways.
It adds to the work load of your heart and arteries and contributes to Heart attacks, Heart failure , kidney failures, Paralysis and some times Blindness. Hence it is called as SILENT KILLER.
Who is at risk of Hypertension?
Anyone can have it. 9/ 10 people with high B.P do not have an identifiable cause (essential hypertension). However people with
- Family history of High blood pressure.
- Age more than 35 in men > 45 in women.
- Over weight , lack of exercises
- High salt diet, excessive alcohol consumption and
- Diabetics have high risk of hypertension .
What should You do
Hypertension cannot be cured but can be controlled and it effects can be prevented or reduced by following these simple measures ..
Eat less salt, low fat diet. Take more fruits and vegetables
Have a program of regular exercises and lose weight and maintain healthy weight
Avoid smoking, alcohol abused and reduce stress.
Take medicines for high B.P on the advice of your Doctor regularly everyday and lifelong on the advice.
Managing high blood pressure is a life long commitment.
Avoid fast food and packaged food.
Dont stop taking your medicines if your B.P is okay that means the medicine is working!
It is a common misconception that taking drugs everyday lifelong is harmful to the body, while the truth is otherwise.
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