Non-compliance with hypertension protocols may be detrimental to the body. The need of the hour is to raise awareness of high blood pressure, its causes, and the fact that it can damage other organs if left untreated.
A recent study has found that more than 50% of high blood-pressure Indians know nothing about their condition. In addition, less than 1 in 7 (13%) use antihypertensive drugs and fewer than 1 in 10 (18%) are able to gain control of the disease. Constantly high blood pressure is often defined as high blood pressure. It is difficult to detect this problem at an early stage. Precautions are therefore a must for people who suffer from high blood pressure.
Dr. Rajeev Rathi, director and head of Max Super Specialty Hospital's Trans-Radial Intervention Program, said, "High blood pressure is a silent killer and a condition that, over time, can affect major vital organs such as the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. In these patients, the heart has to work against a greater resistance that puts more strain on it. It also causes the heart to grow, weaken, and cause heart failure. High blood pressure increases the risk of paralysis (stroke) and heart attack. Very often, this disease is diagnosed when a patient comes to the hospital for heart failure or heart attack or paralysis. For this reason, hypertension is also referred to as a silent killer. It is therefore essential to undergo regular health checks and understand if your blood pressure is under control. One should also adhere to the medication plan, which is not respected because the disease can cause the above complications. "
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A typical example is one 45-year-old man who was taken unconscious to the hospital. He showed no movement in the right part of the body. His medical history showed that he had high blood pressure for seven years but stopped taking medication after some time. Since he thought his blood pressure is controlled now. While everything seemed to be okay in the beginning, one day a headache suddenly came on and he became unconscious. A CT scan showed that he had a brain hemorrhage and the right side of his body was paralyzed.
Dr. Groups. Lifestyle changes are very important for the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure and resulting health problems.
The treatment of high blood pressure includes lifestyle changes and medications. It should be remembered that we can control high blood pressure with medications but can not cure the condition. If a person stops taking medication, their blood pressure is likely to increase. This rebounding blood pressure is very dangerous for all body organs, especially the brain and heart.
A detailed study of 6,13,815 patients has shown that even a 10 mm reduction in systolic Hg blood pressure results in a significant reduction in the incidence of heart failure, stroke, heart attack and death. This study has demonstrated the importance and need for unambiguous control of blood pressure.
If a patient develops an acute myocardial infarction, they should be promptly treated with angioplasty (if available in this location) to minimize this or avoid cardiac muscle damage. In this form of treatment, the recently clogged artery, which has caused a heart attack, is opened by inserting a high quality, time-tested stent. The price of stents has been lowered, and all drug-coated stents are now available at the same price, even those of the best international companies.
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Some Tips for Preventing Hypertension
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight for your height.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Limit Sodium Intake to Less Than 5g per Person Eat plenty of potassium (at least 4,700mg per day) of fruit and vegetables daily.
- Reduce stress through yoga and meditation.
- Monitor your blood pressure regularly and keep it in a healthy area.
About the author: Dr. med. Rajeev Rathi, Director and Head of Transradial Intervention Program, Max Super Specialty Hospital New Delhi
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Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff 19 July 2019