Silent heart attack
Don't get surprised with a heart problem
Suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension is becoming more common, worldwide more than one out of five adults suffer, causing about half of all deaths due to stroke or heart disease.
The seriousness is not only in the disease itself but in the complications derived from it, since they are the cause of 9.4 million deaths every year in the world, so that diagnosing, treating and controlling hypertension is a health priority in everything the world.
What is hypertension?
It is a chronic disease that is characterized by a continuous increase of the pressure exerted by the blood in the arteries. It should be alert for this pathology because it is usually silent, may not present symptoms in most cases, even in most cases is detected by chance in a medical examination, so that appropriate care is not taken until Begin to present complications.
The consequences of excess blood pressure are very wide, because by damaging the vascular system any organ can be affected, mainly caused by arteriosclerosis.
In the hypertensive, the heart must make a greater effort, causing its walls to increase in size, so they need more blood to feed, when the arteries are not able to contribute by atherosclerosis, angina or myocardial infarction occurs, equally The excess work to which the heart is subjected exhausts it causing heart failure, also the kidney is affected and may develop kidney failure.
Damage to the arteries of the brain causes cerebral infarctions or hemorrhages, as well as affecting small vessels in the retina causing damage to the eye.
Treatment and alternatives
Treatment begins with medication however there are alternative treatments that help us to improve the quality of life and prevent the progression of the disease, mainly we must start with a change in diet, for example some tips that will help you are:
Decrease salt intake, to increase the flavor of the meals can use spices and aromatic herbs.
Moderate consumption of alcohol and sugar.
Avoid active or passive smoking.
Choose unsaturated fat in your diet by choosing oils for cooking.
Reduce the consumption of sausages, salted or smoked meats.
Increase the consumption of vegetables, fruits and vegetables to raise the levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Perform physical activity, minimum 150 min weekly, to strengthen the heart.
Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
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