High Blood Pressure – the silent disease that strikes danger anytime
The Star Newspaper reported on 20th Jan 2013, “Around one-third of adult Malaysians have hypertension, or high blood pressure, according to the 2011 National Health and Morbidity Survey”
That being the case, considering high blood pressure does not show any symptoms, hence being labeled as “silent killer”, it is suggested one need to check regularly for screening to catch it before it wreaks havoc health-wise.
What are the consequences of uncontrolled hypertension? It includes complications such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, prolonged headaches, impaired vision and chest pains.
The root cause of most high blood pressure is the narrowing of the arteries, though, why this occurs is not clearly understood. A narrow artery means your heart has to work hard and pump harder to move blood thru your body. In other words, the vessel walls are subjected to bigger force and add danger to the body organs such as the heart, kidney, eyeball and even brain pressure.
Blood pressure is about putting a force or pressure against the blood vessel walls. Since if undetected can cause so many health complications, it is better to prevent high blood pressure thru a healthy lifestyle and proper medication.
Controlling hypertension does not mean simply popping pills; it requires a holistic approach including diet, rest and exercises in other words a lifestyle change.
The main thing about hypertension is that it takes care, persistence and patience to ensure one is spared of the complications. Natural high blood pressure treatment might include as follows
- Lose weight to ensure a good body mass index
- Regular exercises daily or at least 5 times a week
- Reduce salt intake found in most preserved food, packaged food and start to read labels intelligently
- Change your diet to more natural living food such as fruits, vegetables and limit down saturated fats
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- If prescribed pills by your care provider, make sure it is taken at regular intervals
- Talk and inform your care giver if in doubts to find the best medication with little side effects and get any help you need.