Most of the people throughout the world remain untreated for High Blood Pressure (ventricular hypertrophy) or Hypertension. People often are not aware that they are suffering from high blood pressure. If Blood pressure is not treated properly then it might increase the risk of heart failure and heart attack.
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
The common symptoms of High Blood Pressure are
- Vision Problems
However, sometimes people do not experience any symptoms and hence it may result in untreated Blood Pressure
Causes of High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol Level
- Potassium Deficiency
- Vitamin D Deficiency
- Sodium (Salt) Sensitivity
- Kidney Problems
- Low Birth Weight
Obesity is one of the biggest causes of High Blood Pressure in people, even children are not spared from it. If you are obese do consult your doctor and take advice.
Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure
Get you blood pressure measured at least a month and maintain a log of it. Blood Pressure is measured in two readings i.e Systolic Pressure and Diastolic Pressure
Systolic pressure – represents the force of the blood as the heart contracts (beats) to pump it around the body. This is the higher of the two readings and records blood pressure at or above 140mm Hg.
Diastolic pressure – the pressure while the heart is relaxed and filling with blood again in preparation for the next contraction or heart beat. This value is lower than the systolic pressure and records blood pressure at or above 90mm Hg.
Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Lifestyle of an individual helps a lot in case of maintaining Blood Pressure
- Dietary Changes
- Physical Exercise
- Weight Loss
- Avoiding Stress
- Practicing Pranayam (Deep Breathing)
Sometimes medicines need to to be taken to control blood pressure it is necessary to consult a doctor before taking any medication.
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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health, wikipedia.org