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BASICS
Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. Your blood pressure can change from minute to minute, with changes in posture, exercise or sleeping, but it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) for an adult. Blood pressure that stays between 120-139/80-89 is considered prehypertension and above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
 
HYPERTENSION CAUSES
  • Obesity - People with a body mass index (BMI)
  • Eating too much salt - A high sodium intake increases blood pressure in some people.
  • Drinking too much alcohol - Heavy and regular use of alcohol can increase blood pressure dramatically.
  • Lack of physical activity - An inactive lifestyle makes it easier to become overweight and increases the chance of high blood pressure.
  • Stress - varies from person to person.
    At A Glance - Hypertension
    Basics
    Hypertension causes
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    High blood pressure symptoms
    What can untreated high blood pressure lead to?
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    HYPERTENSION CAUSES – UNCONTROLLABLE
  • Heredity - If your parents or other close blood relatives have high blood pressure, you're more likely to develop it.
  • Age - In general, the older you get, the greater your chance of developing high blood pressure. It occurs most often in people over age 35. Men seem to develop it most often between age 35 and 55. Women are more likely to develop it after menopause.
     
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS
    High blood pressure may not always show symptoms. In fact, many people have this disease for years without knowing it. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) doesn't mean you're tense, nervous or hyperactive.
     
    WHAT CAN UNTREATED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LEAD TO?
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
     
    So the only way to find out if you have this disease is to have your blood pressure checked!
     
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – NUTRITION – HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENT
  • Lose weight if you're overweight.
  • Eat healthy meals low in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt.
  • Limit alcohol to no more than one drink per day for women or two drinks a day for men.
  • Be more physically active.
  • Take medicine the way your doctor tells you.
  • Know what your blood pressure should be and work to keep it at that level.
     
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