One of the common health problems being faced day to day by professionals in the corporate environment, is hypertension. Hypertension is the medical term given for high blood pressure. It is the health condition where force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The pressure depends on the work being done by the heart and the resistance of the blood vessel.
According to the American Heart Association, in November 2017, about 85.2 million people are living with hypertensive conditions.
Hypertension has many causes which vary depending on a person’s lifestyle:
A person’s diet which may be high in salt and fat
Overweight and obesity
Tobacco use and excessive drinking of alcohol.
Chronic conditions such as kidney and hormone problems, diabetes and high cholesterol.
A person’s family history may be a cause too. If parents have pressure it may be inherited
Lack of physical activity
Some birth control drugs
While these factors can be avoided, there are treatment methods through which one can follow to treat hypertensive issues.
Changing your lifestyle can go a long way toward controlling high blood pressure. lifestyle changes include:
Eating a heart-healthy diet with less salt
Getting regular physical activity
Maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight if you’re overweight or obese
Limiting the amount of alcohol, you take in.
Many people ignore certain signs that can lead to becoming hypertensive until it gets to the peril stage of condition. One must be vigilant with regards to his or her health and lifestyle.
Claron Health International