Sunday, March 13, 2016

Identify Causes of High Blood Pressure

According to research in 2013, nearly 26 percent of Indonesia's population suffer from high blood pressure. Unfortunately, approximately 60 percent are unaware of suffering from hypertension.

Though not cause complaints, but the blood pressure more than 120/80 is a condition that must be wary of. If not controlled, hypertension can damage blood vessels.

One way to prevent the danger of hypertension is to perform regular blood pressure checks.

Know what are the factors that could cause our blood pressure soaring.

1. primary hypertension
A so-called essential hypertension, hypertensive type does not have a specific cause and easily recognizable. Largely triggered by environmental factors, genetic, and age.

2. secondary hypertension
This is an increase in blood pressure induced by other diseases suffered by a person. In women, this type of hypertension can also arise because of pregnancy. In general, blood pressure returns to normal if the disease cause is treated.

Other causes of hypertension include:

- Alcoholism. Excessive alcohol consumption in the long term will increase blood pressure. Calories from alcohol can also cause weight gain, where obesity is also a factor triggers hypertension.

- Drugs. Eating some types of drugs, such as antidepressants, caffeine, birth control pills, migraine medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs, can also increase blood pressure.

- Sleep apnea. The main causes of secondary hypertension or sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep due to snoring.

- Obesity. Excess fat in the body needs oxygen and nutrients, so the heart must work harder to meet it. Working overgrowth of the heart that ultimately increases blood pressure.

- Poor diet. If someone is eating high-sodium foods, fatty foods, or caffeinated beverages increase the risk of developing hypertension.

- A sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyle is characterized by lack of physical activity is also a major cause of hypertension.

- Smoking. Smokers are also at risk of developing hypertension. The nicotine content in cigarettes over time cause blood vessels to narrow and hard. This condition makes the heart has to pump harder and trigger hypertension.

- Lack of vitamin D. Scientists found that people with vitamin D deficiency are at risk of experiencing hypertension.

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