Hypertension – High Blood Pressure

Hypertension:  Hypertension, also known as High blood pressure, is a condition when the force of the blood gets very high against the artery walls. Normally the blood pressure is considered good within the range of 120/80 whereas the blood pressure is considered high after this range. The heart pumps blood through blood vessels, to all the parts of the human body. Hypertension can be dangerous because it makes the heart to work harder to pump blood to the body which may lead to the certain health complications such as hardening of the arteries, or kidney disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, or heart failure.

 

Hypertension Chart

Blood Pressure Category
Systolic mm Hg (Upper Number)
Diastolic mm Hg (Lower Number)
Normal
less than 120
and less than 80
Elevated
120-129
and less than 80
High Blood Pressure (Stage 1) Hypertension
130-139
or 80-89
High Blood Pressure (Stage 2) Hypertension
140 or higher
or 90 or higher
Severe Case (Consult the doctor)
180 or higher
and / or higher than 120 or higher

Normal Range: 120/80

High Blood Pressure (Stage 1): 130-139/80-89

High Blood Pressure (Stage 2): 140 or higher/90 or higher

Severe Case: 180 or higher/120 or higher

 

Symptoms: One of the most trickiest things about hypertension is the fact that you never know when it can occur or even you have it. During initial stages it does not have any major symptoms and as per statistics nearly one-third of people who have it don’t know it. After certain age one must regularly check the blood pressure regularly. 

 

Prominent Symptoms:

Severe headaches

Nosebleed

Vision problems

Fatigue or confusion

Chest pain

Irregular heartbeat

Difficulty breathing

Blood in the urine

Pounding in your chest, ears or neck

What causes high blood pressure?

Obesity (Please click)

Genetics

Insomnia

Physical inactivity

Too much of salt consumption

Smoking and alcohol consumption

Stress and Anxiety (Please click)

Older age

Chronic kidney disease

Thyroid and Adrenal disorders

 

Remedies:

Regular exercise

Body Mass Index(BMI) should be between 18.5 -24.9 (Click to check your BMI)

Limit the amount of alcohol

Quit smoking

Less intake of caffeine, sodium

Natural Medicines (Check the medicines)

Eat healthy food (Check the foods)

Check your blood pressure regularly

 

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Author: Kiran Rana, Natural Health Practitioner

Membership: Australian Natural Therapists Association

Place: Dubbo, NSW -2830