prehypertension

Pre-hypertension is a medical issue that is typically when the blood pressure is slightly above normal but does not yet sound alarms enough for medication to be started.

Therefore it is when a persons blood pressure is elevated above the normal level of 120/80 mm Hg

However, this level is not yet at the level to be considered hypertension.

It is believed that 1/3 of the population is pre-hypertensive

More often seen in men than women.

Blood pressure often increases as age increases.

 

Two numbers that measure blood pressure: Upper Number and Lower Number

1.  Systolic pressure
2.  Diastolic pressure

The first (Upper) number:  Systolic is typically between 120 and 139 mm Hg

The second (Lower) number:  Diastolic is typically between 80 and 89 mm Hg

* – These is normal levels

 

Hypertension

When over blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg – it is considered hypertension

 

 

Causes:

  • Often no specific cause is linked
  • Medications
  • Kidney disease
  • Adrenal problems
  • Thyroid problems
  • Genetics
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Obesity
  • Others

 

Symptoms

  • Many have no symptoms at all
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Heart racing
  • Vision changes

 

Treatment

  • Diet changes
  • Increase of exercise
  • Weight-loss
  • Low fat diet
  • Low sodium diet
  • High potassium diet
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