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Hypertension: A Silent Killer

Hey Readers. How are you doing?  Feeling happy and healthy? I hope that no reader reading my blog is having this problem but if you are then. So in this blog, we will talk about what is Hypertension.  What are its causes? What are its symptoms? What are its consequences? In addition, every problem has a solution, Treatments of Hypertension and Dieticians recommendation on it. So let us proceed sequentially.

What is Hypertension?

It is just another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to serious problems like heart diseases, stroke, and death. What is high blood pressure or what is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against blood vessels walls. This pressure is dependent on work being done by heart and blood vessels resistance.

Facts related to Hypertension

  • Normal blood pressure is about 80-120 mm Hg. Higher than 130 means high blood pressure.
  • Cause of high blood pressure is stress.

Causes of Hypertension

Age

Hypertension is more common in people of age more than 60 years. With increasing age, your arteries become stiff and narrow due to building up of plaque (Your age doesn’t matter when it comes to hypertension).

Weight

If you are over-weighted then you have more risk of hypertension.

Tobacco and Alcohol consumption

Consuming alcohol in excess leads to a rise in blood pressure. It goes with tobacco.

Existing Medical condition

People suffering from diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease

Other Causes:-

Low Potassium in Diet

High Sodium in Diet

Genetic

Symptoms of Hypertension

Therefore, it is an irony if you search for any symptoms of it. What is our topic? Hypertension-A silent killer. Therefore, as the topic suggests it is a silent killer. You will hardly notice any symptoms of it. However, if it is not detected it leads to serious health issues and problems. So have a regular check on your blood pressure. Still, if you want to know some general symptoms, they are sweating, anxiety, sleeping problems and blushing. That natural blush is actually a symptom of hypertension. Go and have check women. You may also experience headache. There are no fixed symptoms for it so it is better to consult a doctor and have a regular check.

Consequences of Hypertension

Hypertension for long-term can lead to:-

  • Heart attack or Heart fail
  • Abnormal bulge in the wall of the artery that leads to its burst which leads to high bleeding or death
  • Failure of Kidney
  • Heart Stroke
  • Blindness of eyes

Regular testing and treatment can help you avoid these consequences.

Treatment of Hypertension

Doing physical exercise on a regular basis

Devote 90 minutes of your week in exercises like swimming, walking, jumping, aerobic exercise est.

Reduce stress

Avoid all the activities that stress you. Do more activities, which make you, feel happy?

 

Recommendation of Dieticians on Hypertension

Reducing sodium amount

Most people have a myth that you should reduce salt content. No, you should reduce sodium amount, not salt. The average intake of sodium on a day is 12 g and it should be 5 g. so our dieticians recommend that you should take less sodium in your diet to avoid hypertension.

Less alcohol consumption

If you are habitual of drinking, reduce its amount at least. Our dieticians recommend drinks for men and one for women. People, who find it difficult to cut off, contact dieticians.

Consuming more fruits and vegetables

People at risk of high blood pressure are advised by dieticians to eat as little saturated and total fat as possible.

Dietician’s recommend-

  • Whole grain and high fiber foods
  • Variety of fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts, pulses, and beans
  • Fish rich in omega-3 twice a week
  • Olive oil
  • Skinless fish and poultry
  • Low-fat dairy products

Avoid eating Trans fats and animal fats and eat a portion of moderate size.

DASH diet

DASH diet means “Dietary Approaches to stop Hypertension”

Dieticians say that this diet will:-

  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Improve fat levels in bloodstreams
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease

For further details on this, contact us as soon as possible. Thanks for reading hope you got to know all you needed to know. Keep on reading our blogs for healthy tips like these and don’t forget to consult our dieticians. Till then stay healthy and happy.

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Yes, I agree with you completely, and the fact that we are not able to detect hypertension is saddening. I am sharing this with other people as well so that much awareness is made.

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I was facing a similar kind of problem in the past. Your article cleared all my doubts about it and now i can opt for proper treatment.