Sunday, November 30, 2014

Are you at risk of high blood pressure?

There are several factors responsible for hypertension. Some of the general causes are mentioned below:
·         People with diabetes
·         People who are less active
·         People who drink alcohol regularly
·         People over the age of 35
·         People who consume extra salt
·         Women who take birth control pills

How can you recognize that you have HBP?

Well, there is no clear symptom of high blood pressure. One can only know through medical checkup. Most of us think that we are healthy and we cannot have any diseases. It’s good to have no disease at all, but one needs to take some preventive measures to avoid health problems. One of the most important preventive measures is to get regular medical checkup for blood pressure, blood sugar level and cholesterol level, etc. These tests are considered regular tests and incur minimum charges for the same. It is advised that people with 30 years and older should go for regular health checkups on a monthly or bimonthly basis.

Signs and symptoms of HBP

There is no particular signs and symptoms associated with high blood pressure; however, some people complain about headache.

Health risks in case of untreated HBP

If a person is having high blood pressure and he or she is unaware of it, it could lead to several health risks such as heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, and angina, to name only a few.

What can be done to prevent HBP?

In today’s fast paced world, we have ignored our health. Work seems to be the most important thing in our lives. However, we have forgotten the popular saying, “Health is Wealth.” It is the most important thing which should never be neglected otherwise it could lead to severe health problems in future. Some essential things that need to be incorporated in our daily lives are mentioned below:

·         Eat balanced diet that contains carbs, proteins, unsaturated fats, vitamins and essential minerals.
·         Exercise regularly and lose weight if you’re overweight
·         Avoid self medication and take prescribed medicines only
·         Get regular health checkups

Life is beautiful, live your life happily and stay fit to enjoy the most of it.