A SILENT KILLER,
how safe are you?"
The World Hypertension Day was first inaugurated in May 2005 to promote public awareness of hypertension and encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this major killer, which is now regarded as ‘modern epidemic’.
As we celebrate it this 17th May 2017, may you receive the grace to take responsibility for your health.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
Blood pressure is the pressure (force) exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels.
High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms.
Warning (usually overlooked) signs:
Bleeding from the nose.
Effect on the heart (heart attack).
Effect on the brain (stroke)
Effect on the eyes.
Effect on the kidneys
High blood pressure is classified as either:
a. primary (essential)
b. secondary (nonessential).
Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include:
* excess salt,
*excess body weight,
Secondary high blood pressure:
This is high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as
• chronic kidney disease,
• narrowing of the kidney arteries,
• an endocrine disorder,
• use of birth control pills.
Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures.
Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 90/60 mmHg and 140/90 mmHg.
High blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg for most adults.
The best way to manage hypertension is lifestyle changes but when lifestyle changes are not sufficient or effective then blood pressure medications are used.
Unfortunately virtually all drugs for hypertension have dire consequences.
Lifestyle changes include: weight loss,
decreased salt intake, physical exercise,
It is important to know that the human body has the capability to reverse some disease processes just as it can build new cells and replace worn-out tissues.
However, for the body to function maximally and perform these roles, the nutritional requirements must be met on daily basis. Unfortunately some of the nutrients we need on daily basis are not always available and the body can neither manufacture nor store them.
This is the reason for nutritional supplements.
Supplements that have proved effective are:
Garlic / Thyme
Aloe Blossom Tea
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