High Blood Pressure

Do You Know The Causes Of High Blood Pressure?


Even the blood pressure of a normal person will increase, when he gets to know that high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart attack and stroke in USA. Hence it is not surprising for why it is labeled as the ‘silent killer’!

But, what are the causes that the related statistics as for the number of patients is growing so fast? Let’s try to find a probable reason here.

First things first, there are two types of high blood pressures-- Primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Of the two, the former accounts for 95% of the cases. The causes of primary hypertension are many. When it is from a specific abnormality in one of the organs, it is known as secondary hypertension.

Primary hypertension has a vast membership. It has within its fold about 75 million Americans. But the diagnosis of this type of hypertension is not always easy. The type of attack varies from individual to individual. However, some common factors can be elucidated.

The main culprit found till date for high blood pressure is salt. So you should immediately cut extra iodine and salt intake as soon as you find that you are hypertensive.

Genetic factors are also playing a foul role for the serious types of ailments and primary hypertension. But the exact genes that have to take the blame are yet to be identified. The present research is on the renin-angiotension-aldosterone system. It is the system that helps to regulate blood pressure, controls salt balances as well as the elasticity of the arteries.

Now, let’s analyze threadbare how some of the causes of primary hypertension play their dubious role. The noticeable abnormality is that you have an increased resistance in the arteries; they are not as elastic, especially the small arteries that are at a distance from the heart.

Obese people are haunted by this problem. Those eating too much salt, not doing any physical exercises and also the aging people are likely to own this sort of hypertension. The sodium in the salt is absolutely brutal on the high blood pressure patients.

Review your life styles and diet habits. You will be surprised yourself about the deficiencies that you have been putting on with, so far in your life. You have the high blood pressure. It's the wake up call. Your arteries have become clogged. Even the County gutters are cleaned periodically, so that they don't get chocked. You own the God-given divine instrument- your body! Reschedule your day’s routine and allocate time for walking and exercises. If you don't do that, you may anyhow have to do walking exercises to your physician's chamber!

Prevention is always better than cure! You need to say that to at least 75 million times to cure the BP patients!