High Blood Presure
By Manny Cipriani B2
What is High Blood Presure
Things to prevent High Blood Presure
- Learn to say "No" promising to much can put stress on you when you have to much to do at one.
- Relaxing is important take 15 to 20 minutes a day just to sit quietly, breathe deeply, and think about a peaceful picture
- Do the things you enjoy, not only participate in these activities but to enjoy doing them.
- Reduce sodium in your diet. Limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less.
Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger.
Facts about high blood presure
- Some teens may inherit the tendency toward higher blood pressure from one or both parents.
- Kids and teens who are obese are at a higher risk for hypertension.
- Lack of exercise makes it easier to become overweight and increases the chance of high blood pressure.
- People who drink a lot of alcohol or take illegal drugs like amphetamines and cocaine are also at risk of developing the condition.
- In some cases, medications like steroids or birth control pills can cause high blood pressure.
- High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. The heart must pump harder and the arteries must carry blood that's moving under greater pressure.
- If high blood pressure continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may no longer work as well as they should.
- People can live with hypertension for many years without having any symptoms. That's why high blood pressure is often called "the silent killer."
- Having high blood pressure puts a person at more risk for strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, loss of vision, and atherosclerosis.
- Exercise is an important treatment for hypertension. Only people with severe uncontrolled hypertension, which is very rare, need to be careful about exercise.
"Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Samuel S. Gidding. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Apr. 2011. Web. 21 Mar. 2015.