7 culprits that can make your blood pressure reading inaccurate

17 May, 2018, 17:35 | Author: Sherman Richardson
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The inquiry measured the blood pressure of nearly 5,000 people and concluded that about 2.4 million Portuguese have hypertension.

"We are proud to support the National High Blood Pressure Education Month initiative to better understand hypertension and what an individual's blood pressure means for long-term heart health", said Terry Duesterhoeft, president and CEO of A&D Company - Americas. Moreover, hypertension is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Observing the day is aimed at promoting public awareness about hypertension and to encourage citizens around the world to prevent and control this silent killer. However, the beneficial effect of breastfeeding was not as strong for women who were obese. Its objective is to raise awareness worldwide about the importance of knowing what is your blood pressure measurement.

After following 1,621 men aged 42 to 60 for an average of 22 years, the team found that those who frequented a sauna two to three times a week had a 24 percent lower risk of hypertension than those who went only once a week, and those who used a sauna four to seven times a week benefited from a 46 percent lower risk.

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Say no to tobacco: While smoking has not been conclusively proven to cause high blood pressure, each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your blood pressure for many minutes after you finish.

"Having a raised blood pressure reading in one test doesn't necessarily mean you have high blood pressure", said the NHS. In light of these facts, and in collaboration with the May Measurement Month (MMM) campaign run by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), pharmaceutical group Servier is launching #BecauseIsayso - a new worldwide campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of regular blood pressure screening. Many genetic factors also make a person prone to high blood pressure. It is advisable to focus on the lifestyle risk factors of hypertension that you can change.

Phillips admits it has been hard making lifestyle changes like exercising, reducing his drinking and bad eating habits.

But Ndlala only realised she had the condition when she fell pregnant. If blood pressure rises to the level of a hypertensive crisis, the symptoms may include headaches and nose bleeds. "It was monitored and I was placed on treatment", she said. "From our work with healthcare providers, we know that consistent monitoring is key: Even if people have elevated blood pressure levels, early intervention typically means more serious complications can be avoided". My other brother died in 2016 because the condition led to kidney failure. "I manage my health with pills". Whole-grains, high-fibre foods, omega-3-rich fish, non-tropical vegetable oils like olive oil, skinless poultry, low-fat dairy products, etc should be included in the diet.

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