Hypertension

By: Ashley McDowell

Symptoms

Most times no symptoms, unless you found out by your doctor.

Causes

*How much water and salt you have in your body.

*The conditions of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels.

*Different levels of body hormones.


Treatment

  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day.
  • If you smoke, quit
  • Limit your alcohol you drink, 1 a day for women, 2 a day for men.
  • Limit your amount of sodium ( salt) you eat, less than 1,500 mg per day.
  • Reduce stress
  • Maintain a healthy body weight

Statistics

67 million American Adults (31%) have high blood pressure, thats 1 in every 3 American Adults.