High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Can Lead To Coronary Heart Disease

It has been found that a systolic pressure that is higher than 160 mmHg increases the risk of development of stroke by four times. On the other hand, a diastolic pressure greater than 95 mmHg doubles the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

 A high blood pressure, leads to hardening of the arteries and the build-up of cholesterol-laden plaques on the arterial walls. The fatty substance and the cholesterol deposits in the arteries, clog the arteries, thereby restricting the smooth flow of blood.

When this happens, the heart has to exert an extra force to maintain the smooth flow of blood. As a result, the heart has to perform greater work, which is beyond its capacity. This damages the heart. This condition is called Coronary Heart Disease.

If not controlled in time, this condition can also lead you to other diseases like angina, heart attack, heart failure and arrhythmias.

The symptoms of coronary heart disease include:

1) Angina Pressure
2) Tightness
3) Constricting pain in the chest
4) Discomfort in the chest

But this disease can be prevented. Just follow the guidelines given below to protect your heart against the risk of coronary heart disease.

1) Don't let your blood pressure exceed beyond controllable levels
2) Decrease your cholesterol level
3) Lose weight if you are overweight
4) Avoid a sedentary lifestyle
5) Make healthy dietary choices
6) Stop smoking
7) Take alcohol in moderation

If you follow the above mentioned guidelines, chances are very few and far that you would have to face this disease.