High blood pressure is considered a serious problem only if you are a sensitive elder person. A study conducted on more than 2,000 seniors revealed that the high pressure doesn’t have to be problematic at all.
It must be noted that everyone must pay attention to their lifestyle in order to prevent the development of high blood pressure. Healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite of a healthy life.
High blood pressure is the main cause of damaged arteries and kidneys. With high blood pressure, there is a risk of developing heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.
The latest research sheds a new light on the problem of high blood pressure and how to solve it.
Normal blood pressure for a person older than 20 is under 120/80 mm Hg. According to the results, every third citizen of the US has high blood pressure.
However, blood pressure changes from minute to minute and is influenced by posture, exercise, stress or sleep, which is why the conclusion about having high blood pressure should not be based on one reading.
The proper diagnosis of high blood pressure is done over time and on the basis of several readings. Therefore, slightly higher blood pressure during one reading does not mean that you suffer from high blood pressure.
However, if your blood pressure is higher than normal during multiple readings, you should do something about your lifestyle choices. Afterwards, your doctor will prescribe suitable medications.
In case your blood pressure remains higher than 180/110 during a repeated reading after several minutes, you should visit your doctor instantly.