High blood pressure
High blood pressure also called hypertension affects millions of people
increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure.
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. The only way for you
to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it measured.
High blood pressure causes strain on the blood vessels carrying
blood around your body. This strain can cause vessels to become
clogged up or to weaken, and this can lead to narrow blood vessels
and clots that can cause damage to the heart or brain. Having high
blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney failure.
Most people with consistently high readings (140/90mmHg or above)
are considered to have high blood pressure
Whether you have high blood pressure, or a normal blood pressure,
it is important to realise that the higher your blood pressure,
the higher your risk of heart disease or stroke. This means that
all of us should be adopting a lifestyle that will help to lower
our blood pressure whether we have high blood pressure or not.
How can I lower my blood pressure?
Once you begin to make lifestyle changes to help lower and control
your blood pressure your understanding of the condition will improve.
In addition to prescription drugs and medicines there are many things
you can do now to help lower your blood pressure.
High blood pressure can be treated and there are many things that
you can do to help lower your high blood pressure. To see the impact
on lowering your blood pressure by changes in your lifestyle, diet
and medicines many people find encouragement in regularly measuring
their own blood pressure with automatic digital home blood pressure monitors
For all of us leading a healthy lifestyle means taking regular
exercise, healthy eating - a diet low in fat and salt and high in
fruit and vegetables, being the right weight for your height, drinking
sensibly and not smoking. If you follow these guidelines your risk
of having a heart attack or stroke in the future is very small.
Latest news .... research published in the British Medical Journal
has revealed that people who monitor their own blood pressure at
home have better blood pressure control more...
Follow this link for a free copy of the excellent information fact
sheet Measuring your
blood pressure at home produced by the Blood Pressure Association
Each year in September, the Blood Pressure Association co-ordinates
the national blood pressure testing awareness week. Thousands of
volunteers join the BPA to operate Pressure Stations throughout
the UK and along with the support of the BPA's Members help to raise
media and public awareness and generate an interest and understanding
of high blood pressure.
High blood pressure when left untreated can cause heart attacks,
strokes and kidney failure. This book available in the UK examines
the various causes of the condition such as stress, smoking, drinking
and an unhealthy diet, and gives clear and practical advice about
how to change your lifestyle
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