According to WHO, blood pressure is the force exerted by the circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. When this blood pressure goes too high, it is Hypertension. If not monitored and treated on time, can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases.
Blood pressure is measured and written as two numbers:
Classification of Blood pressure by WHO
|Category||Systolic blood pressure(SBP)||Diastolic Blood Pressure(DBP)|
|Isolated Systolic Hypertension||≥140||<90|
WHO guidelines say High Blood pressure can be prevented by:
Follow DASH diet: “Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension” to prevent and control Blood pressure.
Tips to follow in the diet
The DASH eating plan helps to limit saturated fat and cholesterol. It mainly includes foods rich in nutrients mainly minerals such as Potassium/Calcium/
Magnesium and other nutrients like Protein and Fibre. This diet plan can control blood pressure and reduce the risk of getting heart disease and other health issues if you make life style changes along with regular physical activity and maintains a healthy weight.
World Hypertension day is on May 17th 2022 .This year the theme for the day:
“Measure your blood pressure Accurately ,Control it ,Live Longer” .So follow the life style modifications mentioned above and follow the WHO theme and maintain Blood Pressure under normal levels to stay healthy.
Critical care or intensive care is the medical supervision for people with severe life-threatening conditions…