Sabtu, 26 Januari 2013

Why Should We Treat High Blood Pressure?

Why should we treat high blood pressure?

The treatment of high blood pressure is extremely important for many reasons. Over time, increased pressure of blood in the arteries and veins can cause damage to important organs such as the eyes, kidneys, brain and heart. The longer we wait before processing, the more damage can be significant.

The decision to give treatment to a person who has high blood pressure depends on several factors:
  • family history;
  • their level of physical activity;
  • his other medical conditions;
  • other medications they are taking;
  • their risk of heart disease;
  • the fact that she smokes.
High blood pressure requires medical monitoring and treatment because it greatly increases the risk of complications that can lead to premature death or severe disability. People who have high blood pressure is a risk two to three times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke, not to mention the increased risk of having kidney problems. Without treatment, high blood pressure can cause hardening of the arteries (or atherosclerosis ) and other issues related to the pressure, which can lead to:
  • of confusion;
  • vision problems;
  • heart failure;
  • renal failure;
  • premature death;
  • stroke.
However, lowering your blood pressure to an acceptable level and maintaining it within the normal reference range throughout your life, you will help prevent these complications. A decrease of 10 mmHg in systolic and 5 mmHg diastolic blood pressure can lead to significant health benefits. Using a treatment to lower your blood pressure, you can reduce your risk of heart failure by more than 50%, your risk of stroke by a factor of 35% to 42% and your risk of heart attack by a factor of 20% to 25%.

A goal

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will recommend a treatment that will help you achieve a specific blood pressure. This goal, which consist of two numbers, will depend on your current state of health. The usual goal is a systolic blood pressure less than 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg, that is to say less than " 140 over 90 . " People who have diabetes should aim for a goal of less than 130 mmHg for systolic and less than 80 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure.

The decrease in blood pressure requires a change. Your doctor will discuss with you the lifestyle changes and medications that can help you lower your blood pressure.

Please read: Hypertension The causes of high blood pressure.
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