High Blood Pressure

xx The Effects of Hypertension on the Various Body System
September 28, 2017, 10:01:18 AM by Isaac Adeniran
The Effects of Hypertension on the Various Body System . 

Pay attention as you read on.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when your blood travels through blood vessels with more force than is considered healthy. When blood pressure is high, it can damage artery and blood vessel walls over time. This leads to dangerous complications and even death if left untreated. I`m not saying this to scare you but it is a truth that needs to be told

Blood pressure is measured by systolic over diastolic pressure. Systolic refers to the pressure when the heart is beating, and diastolic refers to the pressure when the heart rests between beats.

 For an average adult, a blood pressure reading is considered normal if it’s below 120/80 mmHg. High blood pressure has no symptoms, until you begin to experience complications. That’s why it’s important to have yours checked regularly and know your numbers.

In this informational series titled The Effects of Hypertension on the Body, we will be looking at the effects of hypertension on various system in the body. Therefore,  today let's look at the *effect of high blood pressure on the Circulatory system*;

xx Habits that are not good for healthy heart
August 27, 2017, 03:50:41 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Habits that are not good  for healthy heart

Everyone wants to have a healthy heart. Still, cardiovascular disease affects more than one  in three adults globally. The good news is that some simple, everyday habits can make a big difference in your ability to live a healthy lifestyle.

Watching TV

Sitting for hours on end increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, even if you exercise regularly.

“Intermittent exercise doesn’t compensate for the time you sit,” says Harmony R. Reynolds, MD, associate director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York City.Why? The lack of movement may affect blood levels of fats and sugars.

Dr. Reynolds advises walking around periodically and, if you’re at work, standing up to talk on the phone.

Leaving depression unchecked

Are you feeling stressed, hostile, or depressed? It can take a toll on your heart.While everyone feels this way some of the time, how you handle these emotions can affect your heart health. “Those likely to internalize stress are in greater danger; research has shown a benefit to laughter and social support,” Dr. Reynolds says. “And it’s helpful to be able to go to someone and talk about your problems.”

Ignoring the snoring

More than a minor annoyance, snoring can be a sign of something more serious: obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder, marked by breathing that is interrupted during sleep, can cause blood pressure to skyrocket.More than 180 million adults have sleep apnea, which increases the risk of heart disease. People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for sleep apnea, but slim people can have it too.

If you snore and often wake up feeling tired, talk with your doctor; there are easy ways to screen for apnea, says Robert Ostfeld, MD, s cardiologist and director of preventive cardiology at Montefiore Health System, in New York City.

February 25, 2016, 03:56:53 AM by oneluv
This is from Dr. Geetha Krishnaswamy, Please give your 2min and read this:-

1 Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2 You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4 Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5 You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only
about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7 However, these victims can help themselves by coughing
repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two
seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until
the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8 Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing
movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9 Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

10 A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail
kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11 Rather than sending jokes, please..contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life….

12 If this message comes around you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated……U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & being reminded of how to tackle….Heart attacks….AGAIN…

DR.N Siva
(Senior Cardiologist)

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xx Rules for care of the heart
February 17, 2016, 10:42:26 AM by Success Writer
A chat with Dr. Abdullahi Oluwalogbon (Heart and Utility  Specialist) The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.

Qn1. What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week;
avoid lifts and
avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP - Blood pressure and Sugar

Qn2. Can we convert fat into muscles?
Ans: It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues, fat is fat ... Ugly and harmful... Muscle is muscle. Fat can never be converted into a muscle.

Qn3. It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn4. Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Qn5. What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn6. Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Qn7. You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.

Qn8. Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare.

Qn9. Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn10. How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn11. How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn12. Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oilis the worst.

Qn13. Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad.

Qn14. What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn15. What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn16. How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn17. What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn18. Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Qn19. Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may NOT have a software engineer as a child

Qn20. LMany of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as yougrow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn21. Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn22. Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn23. Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.

Qn24. How would you define junk food?
Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , Samosas, and even Masala Dosas.

Qn25. You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn26. Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans: No.

Qn27. Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded e-mails on this)?
Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put anaspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn28. Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn29. Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn30. Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn31. What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn32. Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.

Qn33. What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugsand go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn34. Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn35. Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global census show that the Percentage of heart disease in women has increased than in men )

Qn36. How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ....

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April 16, 2014, 03:32:29 PM by oneluv
MENTION the phrase “blood   pressure,’’ and the average adult is likely to stand still. For all reasons, issues relating to blood pressure readily arrest attention because it’s one aspect of personal health matter that determines whether or not you stay alive – and in sound health.
   Physically say that the normal blood pressure is below 120 / 80 mmbg (millimeters of mercury).    Pre-hypertensions is diagnosed between 120 / 80 – 139 /89; staged 1: hypertension is between 140/90-159/99; and stage:2 hypertension is a blood pressure above 160/100, hence ht e need to monitor your blood pressure religiously once you hit age 40.

   Blood Pressure and Health
Expert at the America – based National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute say about is three adults has high blood pressure. And, as scary as it is, they warn that the condition usually present with no sign\s or symptoms. As such, you may be walking around blissfully unaware that your days are numbered because of uncontrolled high blood pressure!
   “You can have it if for years without knowing nit. During this time, though, high blood pressures can damage your heart, blood vessel, kidneys, and other Parts of your body,” the scientists enthuse.
 Knowing you blood pressure numbers is important, they advise, even when you’re feeling fine. “If your blood pressure is normal, you can work with your physician to keep it that way. On the other help prevent damage to your body’s organs,” they add.
The age, sex factors
Physicians warn that blood pressure tends to rise with age.
However, they add, following a healthy lifestyle helps some people to delay or prevent rise in blood pressure altogether.
“People who have high blood pressure can take steps to control it and reduce their risk for related health problems. Key steps include following a healthy lifestyle, having ongoing medical care, and following your treatment plan,” General practitioner, Dr. Folabi Awolaye, counsels.
In terms of gender, experts say men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than40 inches (102 centimeters); while women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89cm.).

Good life, good BP
   Of course, those whose blood pressure are high are advised to keep in constant touch with their physicians, just as they are also always counseled to imbibe healthy dietary habits and lifestyle that will not return their blood pressure to normal, but also keep it at healthy level.
So, what is the natural way to realize a healthy blood pressure level? Here…..

Lose weight

    A consultant cardiologist, Dr. Peter Olumide, says there’s no arguing the fact that unwieldy weight poses health risk any day. He warns that the heavier you are on the scale, the more likely is your risk of high blood pressure, and that by losing weight, you are doing your blood pressure a world of good!
He also reveals that if you‘ve been placed on some blood – pressure me4dications, losing weight would make the drugs more effective.
Lower your salt intake
   Olumide notes that people with family history of high blood pressure could have blood pressure that is particularly salt sensitive. Nutritionists corroborate this, saying since there is no way to determine if an individual is sodium sensitive, it is advisable for all of us to lower our sodium (salt) intake.
   A nutritionists, Mrs. Tolu Afuwape, ssays the problem is with the “hidden salts” rather than with using a salt shaker. “When you habitually eat processed or canned foods, you unwittingly consume more than the recommended daily salt intake, because processed foods such as bacon, salami, cured meat, barbecued meat, etc; or canned foods of all categories, contain added salts that are meant to preserve them from going bad.
   “Loading yourself with such foods that they are,” Afuwape advise.
   Take tea

Generally, tea is good for the body; but when it comes to lowering high blood pressure over a period of time and keeping it at healthy level, nutritionists recommend hibiscus tea.
For instance, researchers from Tufts University say “the phytochemicals in hibiscus are probably responsible for the large reduction in high d pressure when taken as tea.”
They are of the view that many herbal teas contain hibiscus and should therefore be adopted as healthy drinks because they are known to reduce blood pressure in pre- and mildly hypertensive adults.
   Again, a professor of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg school of medical, Dr. Linda van horn, says consuming potassium – rich fruits such as beans, baked potato, green leafy vegetables, plain yoghurt, salmon fish, avocados, bananas, cashews, walnuts, coconuts water, watermelon seeds, home – made orange juice, sweet potato, fresh tomatoes, etc; will boost your blood pressure lowering efforts.
Easy on booze
While the debates have continued unabated about the pros and cons of alcohol use, Awolaye is.”  Categorical in warning that alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. ‘’ it can also reduce the effectiveness of high blood pressure medications you may be using.” He notes.
His advise? “As much as possible, avoid alcohol; the disadvantages outweigh whatever advantages you may be told it has.

Reduce your stress level

Increased stress can mean increased blood pressure, at least temporarily. If you’re at risk of high blood pressure due to being overstressed, you‘ll want to pay particular attention to lowering your stress.
Many activities can help you stay calmer in the face of daily life stressors. Many of the same healthy actions that are good for your blood pressure – like eating right and exercising – can also be stress preventers.
In addition to exercise, other forms of relaxation like meditation or deep breathing can also be helpful, physicians say.   
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July 03, 2013, 02:03:31 PM by Isaac Adeniran
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xx Hypotension Apparatus
June 20, 2013, 05:03:13 AM by Isaac Adeniran
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