Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Blood pumping through the circulatory system is under pressure, much like the water in the pipes of a house. Blood pressure usually rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your heart and cause health problems if it stays high for a long time.
Hypertension also called high blood pressure, is blood pressure that is higher than average. It can put you at risk for stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, and other medical problems.
Hypertension is called a “silent killer”. Most people with hypertension are unaware of the problem because it may have no warning signs or symptoms. For this reason, blood pressure must be measured regularly.
“People with high blood pressure and diabetes are conditions brought about by lifestyle. Those conditions will leave if you change the lifestyle.” – Dick Gregory.
As per multiple surveys conducted across regions, it was shocking to see that young people are suffering from hypertension, which needs immediate attention. Lifestyle adjustments are the standard, first-line treatment for hypertension.
Common factors that can lead to high blood pressure include:
- A diet high in salt, fat, and/or cholesterol.
- Chronic conditions such as kidney and hormone problems, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
- Family history, especially if your parents or other close relatives have high blood pressure.
Hypertension can also result from multiple factors, including obesity, smoking, drinking, and not sleeping adequately. Consider your diet.
A healthy diet can go a long way toward preventing high blood pressure. Always consult your doctor to know if you need medical attention.
Lifestyle plays an essential role in our lives, so here are certain adjustments that can help lower hypertension and maintain overall health:
- Take Good Sleep
- Low Salt intake!
- Eat a lot of vegetables
- Regular Exercise
- Must do some breathing exercises
- Quit Smoking
- Eliminate Caffeine or ‘trigger foods.’
- Lose Weight
- Plant-based diet