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It's a fact that High Blood pressure is the most common health problem to affect adults in the USA period. No one's blood pressure is ever truly stable, in fact most folks have blood pressure that's higher, or in some cases lower, than normal, but it's when it sustains these abnormal levels that it become a serious health risk. So what exactly is blood pressure? Well, simply put, regular blood pressure is the force that is exerted on the blood vessels and heart by the flowing motion of the blood. To add a bit more detail, it has two basic components - systolic pressure, (which is the maximum pressure in the arteries when the heart is actively pumping blood) and diastolic pressure, (which is the minimum pressure when the heart is resting between beats). A normal blood pressure reading of an adult is considered to be 120 over 80 (you may often hear doctors and nurses taking such numbers when taking your pressure). Obviously, these numbers mean something and in the case of a normal reading of 120 over 80, they refer to millimeters of mercury. Anything above this reading is considered to be a clinical case of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is deemed to be risky due to a variety of reasons. The most serious are that a person with high blood pressure has an increased risk of suffering from heart diseases, strokes and even heart failure. Other problems can be that the sufferer is more prone to end up with renal diseases and kidney failure. Recent studies have revealed that more than 32% of Americans adults suffer from high blood pressure. One of the main problems we have here is detecting it in the fist place. Often there may be no obvious symptoms but there are indicators that one should watch out for such as: shortness of breath; a feeling of feebleness; obesity; short temperedness; slurring of speech; extreme sweating, and a few other such symptoms may indicate the existence of high blood pressure. As there are no obvious symptoms, high blood pressure is also known as a silent killer simply because most of these symptoms can pass off for general ailments. Nobody is likely to attribute them to high blood pressure and the majority of people find out that they are in fact suffering from high blood pressure at a much later point. Age and an inactive lifestyle increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. Not surprisingly then that unhealthy lifestyle issues also figure significantly in the list of usual suspects that produce and sustain high blood pressure levels. The controlling and prevention of high blood pressure is thankfully quite simple. Firstly, and most


importantly, you need to get a check up by a physician in order to establish whether you have high blood pressure or not. Based on the results of the test, your physician will inform you what you have to do. There are some general requirements to keep high blood pressure under control and these include the following. If you are overweight or tend towards obesity, you need to get on a program immediately in order to lose some of the excess weight. Not surprisingly, careful dieting and physical activity is the best way to do this. Next, and this is very important, is that sufferers of high blood pressure need to reduce their intake of salt. Drinking alcoholic drinks too is among the banned or certainly moderated foods/drinks for people with high blood pressure. Finally, smoking is another cause of high blood pressure and needs to be cut down or preferably stopped altogether. In addition to these, there are also numerous prescription drugs that help to keep high blood pressure under control. To summarize then, high blood pressure is not a fatal illness, but failure to control it may lead to other critical health complications. So act now before it is too late!

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==== ==== Blood Pressure - Blood Pressure Control. How To Understand Your Blood Pressure. What is Blood Pressure? Blood Pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries. Blood Pressure consists of two number; a top and bottom number. The top number is the systolic pressure. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure. http://fouryoursucess.com/bloodpressure/ ==== ====

High Blood Pressure - Prevention and Control  

High blood pressure is deemed to be risky due to a variety of reasons. The most serious are that a person with high blood pressure has an in...