Monday, June 5, 2023

Discover how to prevent high blood pressure, the silent killer that affects millions of people

Global prevalence of high blood pressure in adults has doubled in past 30 years 1.280 million people diagnosis…it’s more than 16% of the world’s population. Now, the number of people affected is not the most worrying thing in this case. Pharmacological treatment against hypertension is relatively cheap and accessible, so it can be treated if it is diagnosed in time and there is a desire to do so. The biggest problem with high blood pressure is the overwhelming proportion of people with high blood pressure who… they don’t even know Its.

A silent but deadly enemy

It is a global problem of the first order, because high blood pressure increases significantly heart disease risk, brain and kidney; It is one of the leading causes of death and disease worldwide. But as we said – the main problem is that it is a silent enemy, which in many cases can be fatal and rarely causes pre-symptoms at the high voltage peak.

For this reason, this Tuesday, May 17, we remember world hypertension day, whose motto is once again: “Know your blood pressure figures.” One of the objectives of the event is to raise awareness of the seriousness of the disease and the importance of performing periodic analysis.

only in spain is estimated to be Over 18 million suffer from hypertension To varying degrees, that represents 38% of all Spaniards. And of which four out of ten are unaware that according to information provided by Quironsalud experts: “In our country, in 2018 the official statistics (INE) are 11 million people People who suffer from this disease, although its prevalence is average compared to other countries, about 40% is still a very high percentage”, explained Dr. Kathleen Lavers, head of the cardiology service at the Quironsalud Hospital in Valencia.

What can be done to prevent high blood pressure?

Regarding its causes, one of the most important is genetic heredity, However, there are several factors that can greatly increase the risk Suffering from this condition, such as high level of stress, hormonal changes, smoking or sedentary lifestyle and unbalanced diet.

For avoid this problem And its consequences-so- it is important to maintain a balanced diet with a high presence of fruits, vegetables, legumes, breads, nuts and other grains; Exercise regularly; And -generally- maintain healthy lifestyle habits by avoiding alcohol and tobacco use.

Obesity, smoking or high blood pressure are risk factors for chronic renal failure. file illustration larazon

But, above all, it is important that we measure our blood pressure frequently. this is a simple process You do not need to go to any health center. It is enough to have at our disposal a sphygmomanometer, better known as blood pressure monitor, To maintain adequate monitoring of blood pressure, the best we can do is take several measurements on the same day and calculate the average. In this way, we will avoid any variation that could be caused by different levels of effort throughout the day, (…). if this number Superior A loss 130/80 mmHg, Then you have to worry.

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