Prevention and treatment of hypertension on DrLahlali.org
Since the 1990s, along with the traditional term “hypertension”, it has been recommended to use the concept of “arterial hypertension” (AH). These names denote one of the most common diseases of the cardiovascular system. Every second inhabitant of the globe suffers from arterial hypertension. The disease is spreading in all circles of humanity. Men and women of any age, representatives of various races and social strata suffer from the disease. Scientists and doctors are actively seeking effective methods to overcome this disease.
Causes of hypertension and risk factorsHypertension is difficult to treat. A disease is easier to prevent than to be completely healed from it. There are several factors that provoke the onset and development of arterial hypertension. Established genetic predisposition to hypertension. Its occurrence is facilitated by over 20 combinations of the human genetic code. Tangible impetus to the occurrence of hypertension are frequent unrest, experiences, stress. Blood pressure (BP) increases markedly with chronic sleep deprivation, constant fatigue. They provoke increased blood pressure, bad habits (alcohol consumption, smoking). Pressure jumps are caused by excessive consumption of coffee or salt. Overweight is an ally of hypertension. The onset of the disease is associated with bursts of biologically active substances (hormones) in women during menopause.
What signs and signals can not be ignoredThe main indicator of arterial hypertension is sustained high blood pressure. If the indicators for a long period are at a mark of 140/90 mm Hg. Art. or higher, then arterial hypertension is diagnosed. However, it is not often people who regularly measure pressure. That blood pressure monitor is not at hand, then it is a pity to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. And, imperceptibly for many, the situation is approaching the sudden call of the Ambulance.
- To prevent emergency circumstances can be according to such signs:
- Marked increase in vertigo, tinnitus;
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Repeated migraines, headaches with bouts of nausea;
- The onset of emergency fatigue, decreased performance;
- Numbness of fingers, trembling hands, inhibition of reactions;
- Decrease in memory, hearing and sight deterioration (a veil before eyes);
- Excessive sweating, redness of the face, swelling (bags under the eyes, swelling of the legs);
- Sudden panic attacks, causeless and alarming state.
Complications of hypertensionPersistently elevated blood pressure is becoming a major risk factor for:
- Development of coronary heart disease;
- Myocardial infarction;
- Heart failure;
- Peripheral vascular diseases;
- Vision loss;
- Chronic kidney disease;
- Purification of the lungs or the brain.