December 16, 2010

Healing hypertension!

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A BP reading of 120/80 is considered normal and anything higher than this is either pre-hypertension or hypertension.

It is believed that both genes and environment play important roles. Up to 40 percent of young hypertensives have a family history of BP. Urban lifestyle - odd hours at office, night shift jobs and lack of or inadequate sleep- also plays a role.
Other reasons include substance abuse - cigarette smoking, cocaine, alcohol consumption - increase in stress levels, lack of exercise leading to an increased risk of diabetes mellitus, lack of sunlight (low vitamin D levels), neighborhood pollutants and psycho-social problems.

Change your lifestyle to reverse the negative effects of hypertension!

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