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High blood pressure the silent killer

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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is known as the silent killer. It is a condition that occurs without symptoms for many years and in most cases the cause is unknown. Genetic or environmental are the most explained reasons.

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  1. 1. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is known as the silent killer. It is a condition that occurs without symptoms for many years and in most cases the cause is unknown.
  2. 2. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure is the pressure your blood gives against your blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  3. 3. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when the heart relaxes between beats despite the fact that there is always pressure between the beats in the arteries. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  4. 4. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury. Normal blood pressure in adults should be less than 120/80 mm Hg. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  5. 5. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com The higher, or top, number is called systolic pressure and represents the pressure at the peak of each heartbeat. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  6. 6. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com It represents the when your heart is squeezing out the blood and the lower, or bottom; number is called diastolic and represents the pressure when the heart is resting between beats and filling with blood. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  7. 7. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure is measured using a medical instrument called a sphygmomanometer. A cuff is wrapped around a person’s upper arm and pumped up to create pressure. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  8. 8. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure is measured as air is gradually let out of the cuff, which allows blood to begin to flow through the artery again when the blood pressure in the artery is greater than the pressure in the cuff. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  9. 9. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Listening with a stethoscope over the artery allows a doctor or nurse to hear the first pulse as the blood flows through. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  10. 10. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com HBP or High Blood Pressure develops when there are expanded or contracted veins, arterioles, capillaries, or arteries. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  11. 11. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Secondary factors to HBP such as smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes can magnify the problem. Alcohol, sodium and caffeine also trigger attacks. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  12. 12. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Blood pressure changes from minute to minute and is affected not only by activity and rest, but also by temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, and medications. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  13. 13. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com You can eliminate or lessen this condition by having a healthy weight for your height and exercise regularly to control or maintain weight. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  14. 14. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Exercise also helps keep your heart and blood vessels strong and healthy. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  15. 15. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. Lower your fat intake and aim for healthy omega fats in your diet. Don’t smoke.  High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  16. 16. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Tai Chi and Yoga may help in stress reduction. Decrease your sodium and avoid drinking too much alcohol. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  17. 17. www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com Know your blood pressure and have it checked regularly because, although high blood pressure is more common in adults, hypertension can occur at any age. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer By Christina Chapan
  18. 18. SHARE your PASSION and KNOWLEDGE with world. Get published on Fitness Professional Online www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com

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