High blood pressure or hypertension increases your chances to get coronary heart disease (heart disease), kidney disease and stroke. Anyone can develop hypertension regardless of age, gender or race. It is estimated that one in four adults have hypertension. When hypertension occurs, usually stays for the remaining life of the patient. You can control or even prevent high blood pressure taking appropriate measures.
When we talk about blood pressure, mean pressure generated by the heart and promote blood into the arteries.
Once the heart sends blood (systole), gives the systolic pressure (the great). The next time the heart relaxes and fills with blood (diastole). Then comes the diastolic pressure (the low). So both these two pressures are the heart and increases when it is equally harmful.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force blood exerts on the arteries, and pumped around the body.
Blood pressure is variable and has fluctuated over the day. Physical activity, stress and excitement can cause a temporary increase in your stress - this is very normal and is different from a diagnosis of high blood pressure.
What is Normal Blood Pressure?
The ideal blood pressure is systolic pressure of 120 mmHg and diastolic pressure 80 mmHg, so 120/80 mmHg. However, your blood pressure depends on many factors such as age and family history.
If your blood pressure is higher, there are many small changes you can make in diet and lifestyle that will help you check it and bring it to more normal levels.
However, if you are worried about your blood pressure, please consult your doctor first.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) occurs when the blood has persistent and abnormally high pressure in the arteries and circulation. High blood pressure is defined as systolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mmHg, while diastolic blood pressure 90 mmHg or more. These values should be lower if you have diabetes or have multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
There are several reasons why you may develop high blood pressure:
• Age - half of people over 60 have high blood pressure • Genetic differences - high blood pressure is sometimes hereditary, while blacks are more likely to develop If you are overweight, have diabetes or kidney disease • Dietary factors, such as high salt intake and alcohol
The best treatment is prevention
You can with simple steps and adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent high blood pressure. These steps include:
• Maintenance of ideal weight • Physical activity - exercise • Healthy eating fruit, vegetables, and dairy products with low fat • Selecting and brewing foods low in salt, sodium and saturated fats. • Reduction of alcoholic beverages.
In this section you will learn all about healthy lifestyles to control or prevent high blood pressure.
The garlic and onion rolls stress?
Garlic, used in China since ancient times and today is widely consumed in Germany as a therapeutic agent against high blood pressure, showing beneficial effect. In a recent double-blind study conducted in Germany, preparation of the bulb, issued without medical prescription, attributable to two cloves of garlic per day lowered diastolic blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension.
The blood pressure in people who ate garlic decreased after three months from 17.1 / 10.2 15.2 / 8.9, while those who received the placebo remained at the same prices. It should be noted that the effect of increased as the experiment progressed, suggesting that garlic has a cumulative effect.
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