High Blood Pressure|Hypertension| English #healthmaantra

November 9, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Hello and Welcome to Health Mantra. When you go to a doctors…what’s the first
thing they do….Check your blood pressure. But why…. They do so because most patients who have
High Blood pressure don’t have any symptoms, but the implications of living with sustained
high blood pressure can be very serious. That’s why it is often called a ‘Silent
killer’. More than 1 in 5 adults worldwide have High
blood pressure – a condition that causes around half of all deaths from stroke and
heart disease. But What exactly is High Blood Pressure ? High blood pressure is a condition in which
the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough to cause severe
health problems. The higher the pressure in blood vessels,
the harder the heart has to work in order to pump blood. The normal blood pressure of an adult human
body is 120/ 80 while a person is said to have High blood pressure if the reading reaches
at an alrming level of 140/ 90 or above. Now, what causes High Blood Pressure ? High blood pressure either tends to develop
gradually over many years or caused by an underlying condition like Kidney or Thyroid
problem or use of certain medications such as birth control pills, decongestants and
over-the-counter pain relievers etc. Let’s see if you are you at a risk of developing
High Blood Pressure ? If you have a family history of High Blood
Pressure, if your schedule lacks physical activity, if you are having food containing
too much salt and fat, if you are overweight and consume too much alcohol or if you have
Diabetes, then you are at a high risk of developing High blood pressure. Now, what will happen if you do not treat
High blood pressure ? If left uncontrolled, high Blood pressure
can lead to heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, rupture of blood vessels and cognitive
impairment. If you are being diagnosed with High Blood
Pressure, What is the treatment ? For some people, certain lifestyle changes
are sufficient to control blood pressure like- restricting salt intake to less than 5 gm
of salt per day, including larger portions of vegetables and fruits in your diet, limiting
sugar-sweetened beverages and sweets, limiting alcohol consumption, stop smoking and practicing
30 mins of moderate intensity workout. For others, these changes are insufficient
and they need medication, prescribed by a medical practitioner to control High blood
pressure. Remember, if you’re between 18 to 39 years,
you are likely to have your blood pressure taken as part of a routine checkup. If your BP is normal, enjoy your life, if
not… adjust your daily routine and diet to manage the blood pressure levels. And if the Blood pressure is severely high,
immediately seek medical intervention from a physician. For more interesting videos like this, subscribe
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