High Blood Pressure Remedies and Risk

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Remedies

High blood pressure or hypertension is currently one of the chronic diseases with the greatest presence in the world’s populations. And whose clinical picture constitutes a serious risk to health in general if its symptoms are not treated in time and appropriate treatment is initiated.

According to the latest reports of the WHO (World Health Organization) in the world there are currently more than one billion people. Who suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension which constitutes this disease as a global public health problem and whose consequences in people can degenerate into serious diseases such as: stroke, irreversible damage to the heart, kidneys, blindness, dementia and arteriosclerosis among other complications derived.

This figure declared by the WHO (World Health Organization) is very alarming if we consider that because of the high number of patients in the world. The figure tends to increase rapidly due to the risk factors that multiply in healthy people especially in third world countries and industrialized societies where there are hundreds of processed foods that favor the development of the disease, bad lifestyles in people as well as very few campaigns by state health agencies to raise awareness and educate the general public about the dangers of high blood pressure or hypertension.

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the diameter of the arteries in each person.

Blood pressure is classified as systolic when the heart ventricles contract and diastolic when the heart ventricles relax.

Normal blood pressure is determined to be normal for patients in the following ranges: systolic 115 mm Hg and diastolic 70 mm Hg.

High blood pressure or hypertension is basically produced by the loss of elasticity and hardening of the arteries of the body. Also to the disorder of the cell membranes produced by the exchange of sodium and potassium (sodium-potassium pump), high levels of insulin in the blood and all this enhanced as we will see below by internal causes and risk factors.

Causes of high blood pressure or hypertension

In 95% of patients with high blood pressure or hypertension there is no organic cause and it is asymptomatic so in many cases. It is only detectable when the problem has degenerated into major complications such as strokes. And it is for this reason that it is known as the silent killer of health.

High blood pressure is caused by hereditary dispositions and external risk factors. Only 5% of cases of organic diseases or hormonal disorders are responsible for hypertension.

Risk factors and symptoms

Among the most common internal and external factors that give rise to or are associated with the development. Of high blood pressure or hypertension are: constant consumption of common salt or sodium chloride. High alcohol intake in men above 300 ml daily and in women above 150 ml, use of tobacco or cigarette, sedentarism or lack of a daily exercise routine. Intake of saturated fats such as sausages and junk food rich in flour and chemical preservatives, coffee consumption, stress, overweight and diabetes.

Among the most common repeated symptoms for recognizing hypertension are: reddened ears, dry lips, ringing in the ears, and severe headaches.

Treatments

In most cases, hypertension cannot be cured, especially when medication is used, but it can be controlled by this means. In general, you should follow a regular treatment for life to lower the pressure and keep it stable. Medications are only part of the treatment of hypertension, as the doctor also usually recommends. A diet to lose weight and measures such as not abusing salt intake, regular exercise.

Medications

Several types of medications are used to treat high blood pressure. The right type of medicine for you will be decided by your doctor. And depending on the individual case, you may need to take more than one type of medicine.

The problem, as always, with medications is that they do not try to correct the problem from the root but rather to block or diminish. The symptoms of the disease and often with chronic side effects for the health and quality of life of the patients.

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