How To Prevent Hypertension

Monday, October 6, 2014

How To Prevent Hypertension

Many patients are not aware that they are hypertension. Understandably, because the symptoms this disease are often disguised with other diseases.

. In most people, hypertension does not cause specific symptoms that is not detected until the blood pressure measured by a doctor, or cause complications, such as stroke, heart attack, kidney failure. However, hypertension can be prevented, by making changes the following lifestyle:

1. Lose weight, to maintain the target in the range of body mass index 18,5-22,9kg / m2.
2. Consume plenty of fruits, vegetables and dairy products low in fat, with saturated fat and low in total fat.
3. Reduce daily salt intake to no more than six grams of sodium chloride or a teaspoon of salt.
4. Increasing regular aerobic physical activity, such as brisk walking on a regular basis.
5. Do not smoke.

Weigh of Body determines Hypertension
If left untreated, hypertension can be fatal to the heart, kidneys, brain, and cause complications and costs are high, such as dialysis. However the severity of hypertension, based not only high blood pressure alone, but must be seen any other concomitant factors.

Internationally, studies conclude that cardiovascular risk was affected by high blood pressure, age, smoking, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus. Other additional risk factors are abdominal circumference were associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and levels of C-reactive protein, are associated with inflammation. In addition, it should also be noted that the presence of target organ damage and comorbidities.

So, a person with hypertension, diabetes and abdominal circumference , would be exposed to higher risk of heart attack compared to those who only suffer from hypertension alone.