Hypertension: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

 The best way to prevent hypertension is through changes in your lifestyle.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Reducing the amount of salt in your diet
  • Getting regular aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking)
  • Limiting alcohol-Men should not regularly drink more than three-to-four units a day. Women should not regularly drink more than two-to-three units per day
 perimenopause prevention


  • Adults who are pre hypertensive (120-139 and/or 80-89 mm Hg) should have their blood pressure checked as often as recommended by their doctor or at least yearly
  • Adults with other risk factors for heart disease or evidence of disease caused by high blood pressure need to have their blood pressure checked more often

Watch Out

  • Acute Fatigue (feeling tired and having very low energy)
  • Abdominal Bloating

When to See Doctor

  • Discomfort or even pain in the chest
  • Having trouble breathing 
  • Heart Palpitations
Call a doctor if you have symptoms like
  • Severe headache, especially pulsating headaches behind the eyes.
  • Blurry vision and drowsiness
  • Nausea or vomiting

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