5 Ways to Prevent Hypertension

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Hypertension has become a very common disorder. But it mostly goes unnoticed since its symptoms which include buzzing in ears, confusion and occasional headache are usually mistaken for symptoms of general weakness. Once you cross your 20s get into the practice of monitoring your BP regularly to avoid this. Timely detection and action against such disorders can avoid dangerous consequences later. Here are a few steps using which you can keep hypertension at bay.

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1.Exercise

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Make sure to work out every day for around 45 minutes to one hour. It does not have to be heavy and muscle crunching. Make sure to stretch all your muscles and burn excess fat.

2.Manage stress

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Stress is one of the very important risk factors that increase your blood pressure. It is necessary for you to keep your stress levels in check. Do not hesitate to meet a stress management consultant if you feel that you can’t handle the stress.

3.Quit smoking

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Smoking is a risk factor for many other diseases including hypertension and avoiding it can save your life. It should be stopped completely. Avoiding smoking as a whole can take away a huge factor of risk form your life. Smoking can cause several health problems apart from hypertension. Avoid smoking completely to lead a healthy life.

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4.Avoid alcohol

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Increased consumption of alcohol can result in hypertension. It is advisable to avoid alcohol as a whole. If not at least make it a point to limit to not more than two drinks in a day.

5.Keep your BMI at 20-25

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Keeping your weight in check is very important. Maintaining a healthy weight by following a regular diet and exercise will come in very handy while managing hypertension. For a healthy weight make sure you maintain your BMI between 20 and 25. Apart from hypertension, obesity can be a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes.

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KEEP IN MIND
In addition to following lifestyle changes, it is imperative that you follow your regular prescribed medication and go for regular checkups with your physician if you are a patient already suffering from hypertension. If not monitored and treated regularly hypertension can affect your kidney, brain, eyes and your heart.


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