What is high blood pressure and it’s Symptoms?
What Are The Reasons For High Blood Pressure?
- Kidney disease or abnormal production of hormones from the adrenal glands above the kidney may cause high blood pressure.
- Occasionally some medicines used to treat ulcers, arthritis cause for high blood pressure.
- High blood pressure is more common as we get older and it tends to run in families.
- It is also common in people who are overweight, who drink too much alcohol and in people who take a lot of salt in their diet.
Do you have high blood pressure?
Blood pressure measurement
130 / 80
Diastolic pressure (80) – The lowest pressure which happened between the heartbeats when the heart is resting.
Why bother to treat it?
- Fortunately high blood pressure can be treated by changes in lifestyle and medication. You may have you measured your blood pressure regularly. Lifestyle changes may be necessary. Long-term physical activity can lower blood pressure and is also useful in controlling weight. Exercise also makes you feel “good”
- Reduce your salt intake, avoid foods high in salt such as processed foods, crisps, and peanuts and take-away.
- Taking over recommended amount of alcohol. 2 units per day for women and 3 units per day for men
-1 unit = 1/2 pint beer
-1 unit = 1 small glass of wine
-11/2 unit = I measure of spirit.
- You must stop smoke.
- Take time to relax – go for a walk or relax with a book or listen to music.
Medication for high blood pressure