Sunday, 26 August 2012


Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.
Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg most of the time.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
High blood pressure increases your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, and early death.
You have a higher risk of high blood pressure if you:
·         Are obese
·         Are often stressed or anxious
·         Drink too much alcohol
·         Eat too much salt in your diet
·         Have a family history of high blood pressure
·         Have diabetes
·         Smoke
There are two treatments for Hypertensio 1)Lifestly changes and 2 ) Medications
You can do many things to help control your blood pressure, including:
·         Eat a low fat low saturated fat diet ,have plenty of fruits and vegetables(5- 7 servings),low fat milk and milk products rich in Calcium and whole grains.
·         Eat nuts,seeds and pulses daily.
·         Limit the intake of salt in the diet.No use of table salt.Avoid adding salt in salad, Buttermilk
  • Look for the words "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" on food labels. Do NOT eat foods with these ingredients. They are loaded with saturated fats and trans fats.
  • Have raw onion (atleast half ) and 2 cloves of raw garlic daily
  • Have Omega 3 rich fish atleast thrice a week.
·         Limit intake of processed food , pickle , papad,sauces,MSG high in salt content.
·         Restrict intake of tea and coffee to maximum 2 cups and cut down cold drinks
·         If you smoke, quit .
·         Limit how much alcohol you drink -- one drink a day for women, two a day for men.
·         Exercise regularly -- at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
·         Reduce stress .You can also try meditation or yoga.
·         Stay at a healthy body weight -- find a weight-loss program to help you, if you need it.

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