High BP - The Silent Killer

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Today I have received a commercial mail for selling digital BP monitoring kit. The facts mentioned in that mail were fairly true and important. Hence I am sharing some parts of the mail. But before buying one kit, please do consult your doctor about its utility and prefered brand.
"Dear Customer,

Did you know that high blood pressure (BP), or hypertension, is often called "the silent killer" because those who have it, don't know it. One of the reasons for this lack of awareness is that high blood pressure alone has no symptoms.

The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to get it checked at least once a Month. More regularly, if possible.

"The relationship between blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease events is continuous, consistent, and independent of other risk factors. The higher the blood pressure, the greater the chance of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease." says a report titled
Hypertension in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Here are some myths about Blood Pressure: Myth about BP What the Doctors say If it's not in my family, then I'm not at risk While genetic links can increase risk, essentially everyone is at equal risk for developing high BP because environmental and lifestyle factors also play a role.
High blood pressure only occurs later in life Fresh research recommends doctors to test blood pressure starting in childhood. High blood pressure can affect anyone at any age.
People who are aggressive and uptight tend to have high blood pressure While uptight people can have elevated BP at times, it doesn't mean other types of personalities cannot develop high blood pressure
Eating salt causes high blood pressure It is true that if someone has high blood pressure, salt can aggravate it. However, consuming large amounts of salt does not cause a healthy person's blood pressure to rise.
WHAT TO DO?
High blood pressure is treatable. Doctors say exercising, quitting smoking and improving your diet can help lower your blood pressure. If these lifestyle changes do not lower it enough, there are a number of medications that can help.

The key however is to have regular check-ups done. Unfortunately, most of us tend to postpone this for various reasons including lack of time and a certain amount of concern of what the check-up results will throw up.

Regards,
Indiaplaza.in Team

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