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Many people call it the silent killer because it manifests no signs or symptoms. High blood pressure is a potentially dangerous condition, which contributes to having a higher risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. With regular checkups and timely medical intervention, you can prevent the life-threatening effects of high blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Basic
As the heart pumps blood, it produces force as the blood pushes against the blood vessel. This force is quantified in the form of blood pressure.
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a potentially dangerous condition because it causes the heart muscles to work harder. This condition also increases the risk of hardening the blood vessels, which contributes to a variety of life-threatening health disorders like atherosclerosis, heart failure or attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80. There are two stages in high blood pressure: Stage 1 ranges from 140/90 to 159/99 while Stage 2 is from 160/100 and above.
There are several causes of high blood pressure:
Obesity or being overweight
Leading a lethargic or inactive lifestyle
Excessive alcohol consumption
Family history of high blood pressure
Here are simple, easy-to-follow ways to prevent high blood pressure:
Keeping an ideal, healthy bodyweight
Regular physical activity or exercise
Shifting to a low-sodium diet
Moderate alcohol consumption
Keeping stress off
Taking dietary supplements or herbal treatments can help lower your risk of high blood pressure. However, make sure you consult with your doctor before taking these medications.
Potassium: You can get this nutrient from dairy food, fish, fruits and veggies.
Calcium: The recommended amount of calcium per day in adults aged 19 to 50 is 1,000 milligrams; for people aged 51 and above, 1,200 milligrams. Yogurt, cheese and low-fat milk are great sources of this nutrient.
Magnesium: Low levels of magnesium in the body can trigger a rise in blood pressure. This nutrient can be found in nuts, seeds, whole grains and green leafy veggies.
Fish Oil: Also known as omega-3 fatty acids, this nutrient can be found in salmon and mackerel.