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 force exerted by blood against blood vessels walls. This pressure is dependent on work being done by heart and blood vessels resistance.
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.
If you are over-weighted then you have more risk of hypertension.
Consuming alcohol in excess leads to a rise in blood pressure. Same goes with tobacco.
People suffering from diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease
Low Potassium in Diet
High Sodium in Diet
So it’s an irony if you search for any symptoms of it. What is our topic? Hypertension-A silent killer. So as the topic suggests it’s a silent killer. You will hardly notice any symptoms of it. But 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 ladies. You may also experience headache. There are no fixed symptoms for it so it’s better to consult doctor and have a regular check.
Hypertension for long-term can lead to:-
Regular testing and treatment can help you avoid these consequences.
Devote 90 minutes of your week in exercises like swimming, walking, jumping, aerobic exercise est.
Avoid all the activities that stress you. Do more activities which make you feel happy.
Mostly people have a myth that you should reduce salt content. No, you should reduce sodium amount not salt. 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.
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.
People at risk of high blood pressure are advised by dieticians to eat as little saturated and total fat as possible.
Avoid eating trans fats and animal fats and eat portion of moderate size.
DASH diet means “Dietary approaches to stop Hypertension”
Dieticians say that this diet will:-
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.