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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)


What is High Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure, commonly known as Hypertension, is when the pressure measured within arteries is higher than the normal range (from 130–139 Systolic mm Hg / 85–89 Diastolic mm Hg). If left untreated, the arteries could become blocked and prevent blood flow to the heart.

What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

Typical: High Blood Pressure known as the “silent” disease because it may have no noticeable symptoms.
Might Experience: Fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, headache, excessive sweating, palpitations or irregular heartbeats, problems with your vision, or confusion.

What are the Causes of High Blood Pressure?

  • Pre-existing family history
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy eating habits

When to see a Doctor?

It is recommended to have regular screenings for those with a previous history of high blood pressure, those with blood pressure that is at the high end of normal (from 130–139 Systolic mm Hg/ 85–89 Diastolic mm Hg), or those with certain pre-existing health conditions that may be at risk of High Blood Pressure.
Regular screening: annually for those that are 40 and over and at risk of having HIgh Blood Pressure

Lifestyle Prevention of High Blood Pressure?

Eat healthy foods: Develop a healthy meal plan and stick to it. Be sure to have fruits and vegetables. Follow the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) practices.
Exercise often: Regularly exercising can help you maintain a healthy weight and therefore lower your blood pressure.
Avoid smoking: Smoking is known to raise your blood pressure. Avoiding smoking will help to prevent the risks of having a heart attack or a stroke.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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