The treatment of high blood pressure
High blood pressure is not curable, as on date. However, lowering the high blood pressure is possible by medical science. Altering to a healthier life style can bring the high blood pressure down.
Treatment of blood pressure
Mild to high blood pressure is treatable if changes are brought in to the healthier life style, such as , cutting down on salt and fat in your diet, losing excess weight, limiting the level of alcohol intake , if not completely avoidable, (for men not more than two drinks a day) and ( for women only one drink a day) and continuing regular exercise program. All these should be under the supervision of your doctor.
Besides these, medicines are also needed for controlling your blood pressure level. In many cases, different combinations of medicines may be needed. Your medicines should not be skipped even if you are feeling well, because blood pressure does not signal you, yet it is very damaging. Smokers are always advised to stop smoking. Smoking complicates the blood pressure and ends with strokes or heart attack.
Knowing about best possible treatment
Your doctor can advise you about the best possible treatment. The treatments are completely based on the physical examination and tests and also individual’s case based.
Side effects of medications
In case you are the candidate of side effects, such as palpitation, tiredness, dizziness, headache etc. you must report it to your doctor.
Any special diet
Those who are overweight, doctor will advise them to lose weight. There are many diets which are low in salt and fat, are always recommended by the doctors for the high blood pressure treatments. There are many types of spices and herbs for adding flavor to the food. Many other dietary changes which are helpful for elevated blood pressure patients are:
Foods rich with calcium that includes low-fat dairy products and green vegetables
Foods rich with potassium such as potatoes, greens, banana, orange, tomato
High blood pressure patients with diabetes will have to follow specialized diet chart, so that blood pressure can be under control.
High blood pressure patients with diabetes and with kidney disease are to be very strict with their diets.
Other measures of controlling high blood pressure
Following will be the additional helpful measures for controlling blood pressure:-
Regular medical checkups. This is never to be compromised
You must be faithful to all your medicines
Follow the recommendations of your doctor, specially your diets and exercise s are never to be ignored.
If you are a smoker, stop it immediately. Actually quitting is difficult, but not impossible. After all, quitting smoking means it is the life you want to enjoy. Your life is not to be sacrificed for the sake of “smokes”. “Smokes” hardly have any better alternative, except momentary than your long lasting healthy life.
If you are alcoholic, better start distancing yourself from it, as quick as possible. Start from today; practice it for the sake of your golden life.
Let your whole family come forward to ‘get you rid of’ any type of unhealthy habit & addiction.
Never hesitate to talk to your doctor for any of your health related problems.
You need to cooperate with your treatment plan. Your blood pressure will definitely be under your control; once you and your family members see the result---all of you will smile more than ever before.