Wellness Tuesday: Causes and Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Last week, I shared what high blood pressure is and the symptoms.

So what are the causes?

Some of the causes for high blood pressure include:

Genetics plays a part in this issue

Genetics plays a part in this issue

  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Too much salt or sodium
  • Too much alcohol consumption
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Thyroid or adrenal disorders

The effects:

Untreated High Blood Pressure can result in:

High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack

High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Kidney Failure

Prevention:

To prevent high blood pressure, the AHA suggest:

A balanced meal is also important

A balanced meal is one way we can work to prevent this issue

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat healthy meals that are low in sodium, trans fat, saturated fat and sugar
  • Limit alcohol
  • Be physically active
  • Take medication as prescribed

How do you control high blood pressure?

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