Blood pressure is the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure is known as Hypertension as well, it is not a disease but a condition which occurs when a high amount of blood pressures the wall of arteries. Increased blood pressure can cause health issues. Blood Pressure can even cause harm to blood vessels and the organs especially the brain, heart & eyes.
If this condition is not treated on time it can lead to heart attack and stroke.
High Blood Pressure causes can be categorized into two types:
The cause of Primary or essential hypertension is unidentifiable and gradually develops over time.
But, still there are some possible factors that can lead to high blood pressure.
Genes- It is sometimes because of genes mutation or inheritance of genetic abnormalities from the parents.
Physical Changes- If some physical changes occur in your body may also lead to high blood pressure.
Environment- It is common for us to have a lifestyle that lacks walking along with the intake of unhealthy foods. If we never do dieting then we become overweight and obese which can cause high blood pressure (hypertension).
Some people have a condition of high blood pressure that appears suddenly than is known as secondary hypertension.
Several conditions that may cause secondary hypertension include:
One of the most dangerous aspects of high blood pressure is that you may not know that you have it. The only way to know that your blood pressure is high is through regular checkups.
A few people with high blood pressure may have some symptoms to notice:
To treat high blood pressure some modifications in lifestyle should be done:
Make a track of what you eat-
If you write down what you eat and observe how much portions of fat you consume which is harmful to your health. Then you can know the truth of the food intake and its harmful effects on your health.
Beware of alcohol too it can increase your blood pressure as well.
Avoid the intake of salt (sodium) but do take potassium, magnesium, and fiber
Your diet should contain apples, apricots, bananas, beet greens, broccoli, carrots, grapes, dates, green peas, kale, mangoes, tomatoes, spinach, strawberries, raisins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tuna and yogurt (fat-free).
A diet that contains fewer amounts of salt and sugar. The dash diet does not include sweetened beverages, desserts, fats, red meat, and processed meat.
Dr. Amit Sachdeva is professional, hardworking, focused well-presented individual. Having more than 10 years of clinical experience. Won several awards at national awards. He is Diabetologist by Training. Have worked as a Consultant Physician in Malaysia and Singapore. Have done extensive research work in Management of Diabetic Foot and Juvenile Diabetes.