Monday, March 19, 2012
The Silent Killer?
High blood pressure is a disease of the modern world. Our industrial fast passed lifestyles , cause physical and mental pressure that contributes directly to high blood pressure. The hearts soul purpose is to pump blood through our veins and organs throughout the body. The pressure in the veins is where the term blood pressure comes from. Physicians use a sphygnomanometer to measure pressure. The highest pressure reached during each heart beat is called systolic pressure, and the lowest between two beat is known as diastolic pressure.
Teen pressure is around 120/80, while the average adults can go up to 160/90. Hypertension is best known as the silent killer. High blood pressure can afflict anyone past the age of thirty, with the risk increasing as we age, although it could also afflict young adults at times. The risk of succumbing to a heart attack is in fact directly connected to high blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure the higher the risk.
Managing high blood pressure naturally with diet changes may be necessary during pregnancy if medications do pose a risk to the mother or child. This of course depends entirely on the advice of your doctor and should not be a decision you make single handedly.