Here are some FAQs about high blood pressure.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Here are some of the questions and answers about high blood you must hear from the expert Doc Liza Ong.
High blood shortens life by taking 10 to 20 years, thus, change your lifestyle and turn to a healthier one. Also, don’t forget to take proper medications as prescribed by your doctor. This condition is common, however, if it is too high for too long, it can eventually cause serious health problems and damages.
Here are the questions and the corresponding answers about this condition:
- Why do you have high blood?
This depends on the functions of organs such as heart (if it has difficulty pumping blood) and kidney (kidney failure and damage), and the passageway of the arteries (narrow arteries). Stress and tension also contributes.
- What causes high blood?
120 over 80 is the normal blood pressure for adults and if it goes beyond 140 over 90, this is already considered high blood. This condition is caused by too much working, stress, emotional, and during mornings.
- Does it have symptoms?
To some person, symptoms such as pain and nose bleeding show. However, in most cases, it doesn’t have which is why this is called a “silent killer”.
- What if you don’t drink medications?
This would cause complications in arteries, heart, kidney, and eyes.
- What are the risk factors?
The risk factors are aging, hereditary (25% of chances if one parent has high blood and 60% if both), being overweight, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverage, eating too much salty foods, diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
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