Toluca, State of Mexico, May 17, 2023. Adopting a balanced diet, avoiding smoking, reducing the intake of alcoholic beverages and getting regular physical activity are some of the actions to prevent the appearance of high blood pressure, a condition known as silent hypertension. Killer, because in many cases, in its early stages, it does not present symptoms.
For this reason, the Secretary of Health of the State of Mexico, through the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (ISEM), states that, from the age of 35, it is important to take your blood pressure frequently or every time. To identify any changes, regardless of the reason for the consultation you go to the doctor.
Within the framework of World Hypertension Day, the agency stressed that, if high levels are recorded, treatment should be initiated, as the disease can lead to heart or brain failure and complications such as myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, kidney failure, bleeding. May contribute to the development of other diseases. brain and even cause death.
He stressed that, the main risk factors for this disease are having high cholesterol, being overweight or obese, using steroid-type drugs, contraceptives, suffering from diabetes mellitus, managing high levels of stress, excess salt or consuming ultra-processed foods. smoking and drinking. , So it is necessary to change these habits.
Regarding the symptoms, the dependent reported that they are headache, ringing in the ears, sensation of seeing lights, nausea, vomiting, frequent nosebleeds and palpitations; While in the acute phase it can cause fatigue, confusion, anxiety, chest pain and muscle tremors.
Similarly, they pointed out that arterial hypertension is an important public health problem, not only because of its high prevalence and that, in its early stages, it is asymptomatic, but also because of its close association with the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Reason too.
Finally, they report that the incidence of this condition in Mexico is more than 30 percent among adults over the age of 20; However, two out of three people with high blood pressure are unaware of their disease.
Meanwhile, less than half of those who are diagnosed receive treatment and less than 15 percent get their blood pressure under control.