Understanding The Truth About High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure or hypertension is a lasting (chronic) medical condition where in the total (systemic) blood pressure is elevated.
In more a simpler explanation, its like compared to a water hose when there's not enough pressure come from the faucet, the water comes out dripping which is the exact opposite of hypertension called hypotension.
Too much pressure is hypertension.
Hypertension is classified into two: primary (essential) and secondary.
Essential hypertension consists of about 90% of all cases and no medical cause can be found.
The remaining 10% is secondary hypertension which means it's caused by other conditions that affects the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system.
Hypertension is often associated with aging but there are rare cases where newborns and infants are affected.
In children, hypertension can cause headache, fatigue, blurred vision, nosebleeds and facial paralysis.
For adult, the same symptoms on children are present but being older the symptoms can reveal underlying conditions.
Mild to moderate cases of hypertension are usually asymptomatic or no symptoms present themselves until medical tests are done.
The normal blood pressure is below 120/80.
Pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called pre-hypertension and can be caused by stress and sudden mood change.
140/90 and above is considered high.
There are no direct causes that have been associated with hypertension but there are factors that further the risk of it developing such as smoking, stress, obesity, potassium deficiency, alcohol drinking and vitamin D deficiency.
To help prevent the occurrence of high blood pressure it's been strongly recommend the increase in daily consumption of Omega-3 rich foods.
Omega-3 has been proven to help in controlling high blood pressure especially middle-aged and above.
Cold water fish like tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon are known to have a potent dose of Omega-3 as well broccoli and spinach.
Deep sea fish oil, the oil that's been extracted from deep sea fish, is one of the most natural ways of supplementing Omega-3 fatty acids in the body to help combat high blood pressure.
Magnesium is also believed to be helpful in lowering high blood pressure.
Magnesium-rich food include wheat bran, almonds and soya beans.
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