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What Is High Blood Pressure?

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 04:26 PM

To deal with high blood pressure, one should understand the causes and symptoms of the condition, as well as the methods for reducing it.

What is high blood pressure?
Blood is pumped from the heart through the arteries into the body. The pressure exerted on the walls of the arteries is known as blood pressure. When the arteries’ lumen becomes narrow, pressure exerted by blood on the artery walls is high. High blood pressure is a common disorder where the blood pressure remains abnormally high (normal level - 120/80mm Hg or Millimeter of Mercury).

How to reduce high blood pressure
Even before initiating medical therapy, certain life style changes are recommended. Weight reduction, regular exercise, yoga, meditation, reduced intake of alcohol, and quitting smoking can all reduce the symptoms of high blood pressure. Reduced sodium intake, increased intake of omega 3 fatty acids, and a diet rich in fiber, fruits, and vegetables can also contribute to lowered blood pressure.

Symptoms of high blood pressure
Symptoms associated with high blood pressure include headaches, dizziness, nosebleeds, fatigue, and restlessness. However, when no symptoms are apparent, a routine medical checkup can reveal signs of high blood pressure.

Causes of high blood pressure:
Age, stress, genetics/heredity, excessive salt intake, alcohol abuse, excessive smoking, diabetes, kidney disease, unhealthy diet, and obesity are some of the causes of high blood pressure.

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