The Risks of Pre-Hypertension
Pre-Hypertension has been described as the systolic pressure between 120-139 millimetres of mercury. In diastolic pressure, it is between 80-89mm Hg. Blood pressure can be controlled, but in some cases, it can get out of hand. High blood pressure is often known as the ‘Silent Killer’. Most people don’t even know they have it as the symptoms take time to show up, and in some cases, they do not show up.
What Are The Stages Of Prehypertension?
There are two stages of prehypertension, namely:
- Stage 1:
In this stage, your systolic is between 140 and 159 mm Hg, and your diastolic is between 90 to 99 mm Hg. This is known as the mild stage of high blood pressure. When your pressure is around here, it can be controlled and brought back to normal. When your blood pressure is at this level, you can easily control it via lifestyle changes and get it back to a normal level. There are many over-the-counter drugs and medications you can take to help you achieve a normal blood pressure level.
- Stage 2:
In this stage, your systolic is 160 mm Hg or higher. Your diastolic is 100 mm Hg or higher. In this stage, your blood pressure is too high. This is when you need to get proper medical aid from professionals. You will have to make a drastic change in your lifestyle and medical treatment to bring your high blood pressure back to normal.
What Are The Risk Factors Of Prehypertension:
The risk factors of prehypertension are as follows:
How To Treat Prehypertension?
Depending on which stage your prehypertension is, you can follow the following tips to bring it down:
In conclusion, high blood pressure and prehypertension can be easily solved via a change in lifestyle or medication. You do not have to live with it, and the lifestyle change isn’t too dramatic. You just need to stay fit and healthy, which will reduce your stress levels and prevent you from getting other dangerous diseases. Treating prehypertension should be done at the earliest stage to prevent things from getting out of hand. If treated on time, then you will not be at risk of other health-related issues. If not treated on time, your condition can worsen, leading to multiple health-related problems that cannot be solved easily.
Note of caution: This article is for information purpose only. Always consult your doctor in case of any blood pressure or other health-related problems.