According to the recent data, the experts claim that in the United States only, 70 million people (which is nearly 1 of every 3) have hypertension (high blood pressure). And in Canada, it’s 1 in 6. The experts say that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart problem, arteriosclerosis, stroke, and kidney failure.
Managing this condition is therefore important not just for overall health and feeling great but to prevent life-threatening health problems.
There are numerous risk factors for high blood pressure: age, excessive use of alcohol or drugs of any kind, overweight, race– hypertension is more common in African Americans than Caucasian Americans, inactive lifestyle, stress, tobacco use, chronic vitamin D and/or potassium deficiency over time, excessive salt intake, other chronic conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease.
Sadly, many people all around the world believe that 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure, and that if your blood pressure is higher you need to visit your cardiologist immediately.
Well this no longer applies! Just reading the article and find out more about this! The ESC Association issued new guidelines, according to which the normal pressure to 140 systolic (the top number in a blood pressure measurement) and 90 diastolic (bottom number).
This, nevertheless, does not apply for people with diabetes, in which the limit is 130 over 80, as in the older population. Previously was thought that if somebody’s blood pressure is 139 over 89, that person is already in hypertensive condition which this person has to take medications immediately in order to avoid increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
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