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World Hypertension Day: Symptoms And Causes

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World Hypertension Day: Symptoms And Causes

We make a conscious effort to learn about ways to support and understand our bodies in our quest to live a healthy life, especially now that the pandemic is in full swing. World Hypertension Day is observed every May 17th in order to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection, and control. 

Factors That Are At Risk

  • Age: As people get older, their risk of hypertension rises. High blood pressure is more common among the elderly. Men are more likely than women to acquire high blood pressure until they reach the age of 64, whereas women are more likely after that.
  • Salt intake: Excess salt and a lack of potassium in the diet lead the body to retain more fluid, which raises blood pressure.
  • Obesity and overweight: As a person's weight rises, more blood is required to give oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, raising the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Poor eating habits: Salt consumption should be reduced. Green leafy veggies and fruits are recommended.

Symptoms of Hypertension
Until other organs are significantly impacted, high blood pressure has no symptoms. However, keep an eye out for the following:

– Severe headache 
– Blurred vision 
– Shortness of breath 
– Fatigue 
– Nausea
– Bleeding from the nose

Treatment of Hypertension
Making healthy lifestyle adjustments is the greatest therapy. The doctor recommends taking a step-by-step strategy, starting with nutrition, weight reduction, and lifestyle adjustments, as well as drugs when needed.

If you regularly have high blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe a few drugs to help you get back to normal.

Dietary foods that are good for you

  • Banana: These simple-to-peel fruits are not only tasty and low in sodium, but also high in potassium, which helps to decrease blood pressure. 
  • Spinach: This low-calorie, high-fiber green leafy delicacy is rich in minerals like potassium, folate, and magnesium, all of which are important for decreasing and maintaining blood pressure levels.
  • Celery: For centuries, herbalists have utilized celery to manage high blood pressure. Blood pressure can be lowered by as few as four celery stalks each day.It contains phthalides, which are phytochemicals that relax the muscular tissue in artery walls, allowing for enhanced blood flow and, as a result, decreased blood pressure.
  • Avocados: They are high in oleic acid, which helps to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol. Avocados are also abundant in potassium and folate, which are both heart-healthy nutrients. Vitamins A, K, B, and E, as well as fiber, are abundant in them.
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