Hypertension Awareness

in health •  last year

Hypertension is defined as persistent high blood pressure, usually diagnosed after three consecutive measurements of high blood pressure.

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Know your NUMBERS!!!

Your BP is HIGH when:

More than 140 upper level.
More than 90 lower level.

  • Follow up with doctor is required.

Your BP is Approaching HIGH RISK when:

130 - 139 upper level.
86 - 89 lower level.

  • Recheck in 1 year.
  • Begin Lifestyle Changes to prevent full blown hypertension.

Your BP at a HEALTHY RANGE when:

90 - 120 upper level.
60 - 90 lower level.

  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.

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Research says Rise in Blood Pressure accounts for 7.5 million deaths worldwide.

There are Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors. Lets views some;

Uncontrollable Risk Factors:

  • Family History.
  • Black/African descent.
  • Genetic Makeup.
  • Age.

Controllable Risk Factors:

  • Obesity.
  • Smoking.
  • Alcohol.
  • Diet high in salt, fat, sugar.

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Prevention
Preventing Hypertension is basically moderation of dietary intake of Carbohydrates, Fat, Salt, Sugar, etc.
Engage regularly in physical activities, and monitoring of BP regularly especially if there is a family history.

Treatment
Treatment of Hypertension usually lifestyle modification at first, if that doesn't work, medications are added. Once a person is placed on hypertensive drugs, the person must continue with the drugs for life.

Hypertension affects both young and old.

Beware!!!

I hope this is helpful...

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Informative..thanks for sharing..

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Great post

Trying to quit alcohol lol

So can someone who once had it be totally free from it