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Myths and Facts About Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Written by
Dr. Saumya Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Nov 17, 2013 and last reviewed on Oct 10, 2019   -  4 min read

Abstract

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This articles speaks about blood pressure and various misconceptions around it.

Myths and Facts About Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

What Is Blood Pressure?

What Can High Blood Pressure Do to You?

Unfortunately, hypertension is surrounded by large number of myths and misconceptions. Discussed here are few of the most common misconceptions about hypertension or high blood pressure.

Myth 1 - High and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Is Not Something to Be Really Worried About :

Myth 2 - Is That High Blood Pressure When it Happens Cannot Be Prevented :

Many, especially the elderly take blood pressure for granted, as a part of the old age syndrome they feel comes to every aged. You may have a significant family history of high blood pressure. For one or more reasons, you may think that there's nothing you can do to prevent high blood pressure. However it can be prevented.

Some of the easy steps one can take to prevent high blood pressure are:

Myth 3 - It's OK As Long As One Number Is Normal :

Myth 4 - 'Treatment Is About Giving Up Favoured foods, And Tolerating Serious Side Effects':

While it does take time to individualize a treatment plan, a good treatment plan is likely to have following components, elementary to a good plan:

Myth 5 - Many Perceive That Treatment Does Not Work:

Learn about hypertension. Learn how it hurts you. Learn to take care of your blood pressure. And you can remain healthy for many years to come.

 

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