Heart disease is the leading killer of both sexes in the U.S. and U.K. According to American Heart Association (AHA), about 71 million Americans are suffering from heart disease in different shapes. The most widespread form of heart disease is hypertension (also known as silent killer) or high blood pressure gives birth to coronary artery disease (CAD). These conditions are responsible for almost 8 million heart attacks and more than 5 million strokes that occur annually, alone in U.S.
Hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure, is a threat to health and life of the victim. It is observed that people usually do not take it seriously, and do not pay attention towards the need to take proper medication. This is a grave mistake on their part, as it is highly dangerous ailment that can lead to further serious illness and diseases if not taken care of in the first instance.
BMJ publishes information regarding medicine and medicinal treatments for doctors to enhance their knowledge and practice. It has recently published a research paper regarding blood pressure, named as “Use of blood pressure lowering drugs in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.” The UK charity Blood Pressure Association has lately commented on this publication.
According to the UK charity Blood Pressure Association, high blood pressure is the main cause and reason behind many severe conditions like heart attacks and strokes. Being such a threatening condition, high blood pressure must be taken proper care of.
For a large number of people obesity has become a real serious concern, as these people are prone to different health problems like hypertension and diabetes. Similarly, people with some extra amount of lard often have to become the victim of severe bullying, and perhaps that’s why these people want to get rid of extra pounds as early as possible. The look for various diet programs, weight loss pills, exercises etc. But most of the times they fail to achieve desired results and find that the best weight loss pills are just best only for tall claims and most of diet programs do nothing good, but deprive them of tasty foods.
Ever highest number of Americans is being treated for hypertension, say researchers from the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The key factor in the striking increase in the number, appears to be the obesity prevalence in the U.S, they noted.
“Additional efforts are needed to prevent hypertension from developing in the first place, with primary emphasis on prevention of obesity. For those who have hypertension, additional efforts are needed to diagnose, treat and effectively control hypertension to reduce the adverse outcomes associated with hypertension.” said lead researcher Paul Sorlie.
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Andrea Garen, M.A., R.D., project manager at ‘Dairy Council of California’ has good news for the patients suffering from high blood pressure, informs, ” Making small, simple changes over time, such as eating low-fat yogurt for breakfast or drinking milk with meals, can increase calcium and vitamin D intake in a sustainable way.”
What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?
Hypertension is one of the leading medicinal problems faced by the world today. In simple terms, hypertension refers to the increased pressure of blood in the arteries. Arteries are the major blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the various parts of the body. When the pressure of blood flowing in these arteries increases, it results in a condition known as hypertension.
Blood pressure of a medically fit person should be below 120/80. The number on top is the systolic blood pressure, which is the pressure on arteries when the heart contracts and pumps the blood. The bottom number represents the diastolic pressure, which is the arterial pressure when the heart relaxes after contraction. Blood pressure till 139/89 is known as pre-hypertension and exceeding 140/90 is considered to be high.
Hypertension is generally classified as:
• Essential or primary