What is Hypertension
Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. The blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day based on activities. Blood pressure measures consist
There are no obvious symptoms for hypertension. This is why it is referred to as the silent killer. There have been cases reported of people going to sleep and not waking up due to chronically poorly controlled high blood pressure.
What is Hypertension
Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. The blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day based on activities. Blood pressure measures consistently above normal may result in diagnosis of hypertension. Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, but many are not aware of this fact www.medicalnewstoday.com. This is why it is important to regularly check your blood pressure.
What Causes Hypertension
The cause of hypertension is often not known. In many cases, it is the result of an underlying condition www.medicalnewstoday.com. However, there are several risk factors that increases the risk of hypertension. Some of risk factors are age, ethnicity, gender, preexisting conditions, being inactive/deskbound, salty diet, high fat diet, low potassium intake, poorly managed stress, and family history of high blood pressure can contribute to the risk of developing hypertension.
There are no obvious symptoms for hypertension. This is why it is referred to as the silent killer www.hearth.org. There have been cases reported of people going to sleep and not waking up due to chronically poorly controlled high blood pressure.
Why I Should Care
The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes unmanaged, the more you are at risk for developing other chronic health problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, aneurysm, and stroke. These chronic health problems can impact your way of life. This is why we believe your wellness is your wealth.
Keeping your blood pressure under control will help you prevent hypertension. We recommend checking your blood pressure regularly and doing the following: Healthy Diet: Eating a healthy diet does not mean eating food you don’t like. A healthy diet consists of a balanced diet.
- Diet: Reducing sodium and increasing potassium in your food diet can help you lower your blood pressure.
- Rest: Get enough rest on a regular basis. It is recommended to get up to 8 hours sleep every day.
- Exercise: Staying active helps you burn calories and maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure.
- No Smoking and Reduce Alcohol Consumption: Smoking and drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure.
- Reduce Stress: When your stress level increases, chances are your blood pressure is increasing.
- Regularly Monitoring Blood Pressure: Monitoring your blood pressure regularly is the best way to know when your blood pressure is above normal.
We can help you diagnose hypertension and check for potential root causes. Our individualized Wellness and Nutrition programs includes treatments to get you on the road to recovery. Our individualized treatment and education programs are designed to help you achieve your wellness goals and live a wealthy lifestyle because we believe wellness is wealth.