Every year, 17 May is celebrated as World Hypertension Day. It is an initiative of the World Hypertension League, which is affiliated with the International Society of Hypertension.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition, which can also be called silent killer. Because they increase the risk of heart attack, kidney failure, stroke and blindness. They also cause famine deaths all over the world.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.13 billion people worldwide have hypertension, with only one in 5 people being able to control it. The main causes of hypertension are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
What is high blood pressure: What is Hypertension or High Blood Pressure?
This is a situation in which the force of blood is very high against the walls of the artery. Usually when blood pressure is above 140/90 it is defined as hypertension or high blood pressure. If the blood pressure is greater than 180/120, this condition is considered serious. Often there are no significant symptoms of high blood pressure in the body. But over time, if left untreated, it can lead to serious problems like heart disease and stroke.
If you are a patient of high blood pressure or hypertension, here we are sharing 10 important tips through our experts, following which you can keep yourself fit.
1: Dr. Monalisa Sahu says that those who are patients of hypertension should take care of themselves more. They should do bricks walk (brisk walking) at least 15 minutes regularly.
2: High BP patient should keep their blood pressure checked regularly. If you feel that the situation is getting worse then you should consult a doctor immediately.
3: Hypertension patients should avoid the consumption of junk food. Do not consume alcohol and tobacco at all. Exercise regularly to eliminate physical inactivity.
4: Dr. Chandan Kedawat says, for the prevention of high blood pressure patients, it is important to keep in mind that we should eat food with nutritious elements. Fruits and vegetables should be eaten regularly.
5: The question is, how much quantity of fruits and vegetables, Dr. Chandan says that should eat regular fruits or vegetables after filling four big spoons. Do the bricks walk early in the morning.
6: Salt should not be consumed in excess. Only 5 to 6 grams of salt should be consumed regularly in a day’s diet. If you consume more salted things then it is not good for you.
7: Dr. Chandan says that patients with high BP should not consume preservative food as it is a salt. That is, packaged food should be eaten at least, it is harmful.
8: According to Dr. Chandan, in addition to heart attack in hypertension, there can be a number of problems, such as loss of eyesight and kidney failure. Apart from this, blood clots in the veins of the feet etc.
9: Doctor Tapan Ghosh says that uncontrolled blood pressure can double the chances of a heart attack. Over 117 blood pressure can cause heart diseases.
10: In metros like Delhi, 40 percent people have hypertension. The symptoms of hypertension are not visible, so a periodic check-up should be done. Along with this, make the lifestyle healthy.