Hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) can be defined as the elevation or rise of pressure exerted by the blood in the blood vessels or arteries that carry the blood pumped by our heart into the organs and tissues of the body. Our blood pressures are called normal if it is at a level of 120/80 or below. It is considered as high blood pressure (HBP) if it is 140/90 or above. You can use a reliable BP monitor like Omron BP785 to check the blood pressure.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is often categorized into two categories – Primary Hypertension and Secondary Hypertension. Primary or essential hypertension is the most common, secondary hypertension is occur because of some specific disorder of organs or the blood vessels. Below are the cause of high blood pressure:
Genetic susceptibility, obesity, narrowing of arteries
Smoking, having alcohol and caffeine
High fat and high cholesterol foods, high-salt food
Stress and lack of physical activity
Taking birth-control pills
All of us know that smoking, heavy drinking and overweight is not good for our health. They tend to increase the blood pressure readings on Omron BP785 so try to quit smoking and drinking in order to prevent high blood pressure.
Eating higher fiber foods and avoid high fat and high cholesterol foods is very helpful in pursuing a better and normal blood pressure. A healthy diet is an important things that determine a normal blood pressure.
Another big cause of high blood pressures is stress. It is important for us to learn how to calm down. Let’s get a healthy lifestyle so that we can prevent many diseases. Try to calm down and looking things from a positive ways.