Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as it circulates through the body. Blood pressure will reach the highest level when it leaves the heart through the aorta and gradually decreases when it enters the smaller blood vessels (arteries, arterioles, and capillaries).
High blood pressure often has the symptoms such as severe headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting. To control these symptoms, there are some tips you can try.
Keep your healthy weight
- Seek the help from your health care workers to know which your healthy weight range should be.
- Set goal for your weight limits.
- Burn more calories than what you take in to lose weight.
- Avoid crash or fad diets.
- Ask your doctor before using any weight loss medications.
Do regular exercise
Exercises or physical activities will decrease the total cholesterol and bad cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) and increase the good cholesterol levels (high-density lipoprotein or HDL). According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the U.S. Surgeon General, 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week is the most efficient exercise for your heart.
Physical activities can also come from daily activities such as cleaning the house, raking the lawn, or walking. Even a small change in your daily habits can be a form of exercise such as using the stairs instead of elevator or escalator, walking for errands instead of driving a car, and participating in a sport or social activity such dancing. In addition, you can try activities like jogging, swimming or running.
Take medical treatment
If the changes in behavior don’t work, you should take medications. The medications have been proven to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and kidney problems. Remember to ask your doctor or your health care worker about the medicines that you are using and will use.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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