Hypertension is a common medical condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may lead to health problems, like heart disease.
Blood pressure refers to the measurement of the pressure or force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. In hypertension, this pressure against the blood vessel walls is consistently too high. Hypertension is often known as a “silent killer” because you may not know that anything is wrong, but the damage is occurring within your body.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension. Symptoms of severe hypertension can include:
• Shortness of breath.
• Chest pain.
• Visual changes.
• Blood in the urine.
These symptoms require immediate treatment. They don’t affect everyone with hypertension, but waiting for a symptom of this condition to appear could be dangerous.
Some of the lifestyle changes that can help prevent hypertension include;
1. Consuming a healthy diet. This help manage your blood pressure.
2. Engaging in regular exercise. Exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and lessen your blood pressure.
3. Being at a healthy weight. Obesity makes your risk for hypertension rise. Maintaining a healthy weight can help you manage hypertension.
4. Reducing your alcohol consumption as too much intake of it can raise your calories, which may cause weight gain.
5. Reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke. Cigarette smoking in cold regions is for warmth. But excessive intake of alcohol can increase your hypertension risk.
6. Reduce stress. This can be done through regular exercise, sleeping and meditating.
7. Cut back on salt. Consuming a diet low in salt can help keep blood pressure normal.
8. Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly.
Endeavour to do these 8 things to prevent hypertension.
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