Don’t let a problem with your heart catch you by surprise.
High blood pressure or hypertension is becoming increasingly common, with more than one in five adults worldwide suffering from it, accounting for about half of all deaths from stroke or heart disease.
The seriousness is not only in the disease itself but in the complications arising from it as they are the cause of 9.4 million deaths each year in the world so that diagnose, treat and control hypertension is a health priority worldwide.
What is hypertension?
It is a chronic disease characterized by a continuous increase in the pressure exerted by the blood in the arteries. You should be aware of this pathology because it is usually silent, it may not present symptoms in most cases, even in most cases it is detected by chance in a medical checkup, so you do not have the proper care until complications begin to occur.
The consequences of excess blood pressure are wide-ranging, as damage to the vascular system can affect any organ, mainly caused by arteriosclerosis.
In hypertensive patients, the heart must make a greater effort.When the arteries are not able to provide it due to arteriosclerosis, angina or myocardial infarction occurs, also the excess of work to which the heart is subjected exhausts it, causing heart failure, also the kidney is affected and may develop kidney failure.
Damage to the arteries of the brain causes cerebral infarcts or hemorrhages, as well as affecting the small vessels of the retina causing damage to vision.
Treatment and alternatives
The treatment begins with medication, however there are alternative treatments that help us to improve the quality of life and prevent the progression of the disease, mainly we must start with a change in diet, for example some tips that will help you are:
Decrease salt intake, to increase the flavor of meals you can use spices and herbs.
Moderate alcohol and sugar intake.
Avoid active or passive smoking.
Choose unsaturated fats in your diet by preferring cooking oils.
Reduce consumption of sausages, salted or smoked meats.
Increase consumption of legumes, fruits and vegetables to raise potassium, calcium and magnesium levels.
Do physical activity, at least 150 minutes a week, to strengthen the heart.
Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
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