4 Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Hypertension

Myth: Nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping or facial flushing are the early signs that every hypertensive patient will experience. Fact: High blood pressure is mostly symptomless “Silent Killer”. If you ignore your blood pressure because you don’t have the early signs and symptoms, then you are taking a dangerous chance with your life. In most cases, there are no symptoms for hypertension. Typically people find out they have hypertension accidentally when they visit a doctor with complaints of headache, dizziness, back pain etc. Research shows that very rarely do people have signs of hypertension and visit a doctor to get a high blood pressure diagnosed. Evident signs of high blood pressure can appear when the condition becomes severe for an extended period of time. Pre-hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure (BP) is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg. Systolic BP ranges between 120 to 139 mmHg and the Diastolic BP ranges between 80 to 89 mmHg. Pre-hypertension should be considered as a warning sign which indicates that you may get High blood pressure in future. Some of the conditions that contribute to pre-hypertension are:    Atherosclerosis    Kidney disease    Adrenal disease    Thyroid disease    Medications like contraceptive pills decongestant etc.     Condition that increases the risk of pre-hypertension   Age: Younger adults are at higher risk of prehypertension.   Family history: If your parent or a sibling has high BP, then you are more likely   to develop pre-hypertension   Lack of physical activity:  Lack of exercise can increase the risk of pre-hypertension.   Tobacco: Smoking or chewing tobacco can increase your blood pressure.   Alcohol: Taking more than two...