Dealing with High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure, or Hypertension, is dangerous because it can guide to heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, or kidney disease.


High blood pressure, or Hypertension, is dangerous because it can guide to heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, or kidney disease. The aim of hypertension healing is to lower high blood pressure and protect important organs, like the heart, brain, and kidneys from damage. Treatment for hypertension has been linked with reductions in heart attack (20%-25%), stroke (reduced an average of 35%-40%), and heart failure (more than 50%), according to research.

High blood pressure is classified as:
·         Stage 1 Hypertension:140-159/90-99 mmHg
·         Stage 2 Hypertension: 160 or greater/ 100 or greater mmHg
·         Normal blood pressure: less than 120/80 mmHg

·         Pre-hypertension: 120-139/80-89 mmHg
·         Hypertension: greater than 140/90 mmHg
All patients with blood pressure readings larger than 120/80 should be encouraged to make daily life modifications, such as quitting smoking, eating a healthier diet, and getting more exercise. Treatment with medication is suggested to lower blood pressure to less than 140/90 mmHg. For patients who chronic kidney disease or have diabetes the recommended blood pressure is less than 130/80 mmHg.
Treating high blood pressure involves lifestyle changes and probably drug therapy.