Hypertension, the ‘silent killer’… How to improve your life?

Improving your eating habits is the most important… Avoiding sodium and alcohol
In obese people, systolic and diastolic blood pressure decrease by about 10 and 5 mmHg when 5 kg is lost.

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Regardless of your age, you can find at least one or two hypertensive patients among your acquaintances. Because it is so common, the risk tends to be downplayed compared to other diseases. However, high blood pressure is a disease with high awareness in the medical world enough to be called the ‘silent killer’. There is a high risk of acting as the main cause of other serious diseases such as heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and kidney disease, such as angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.

If you have high blood pressure above a certain level, it is desirable to seek treatment in hospital as soon as possible. However, even if you are taking high blood pressure medication, the importance of lifestyle improvement efforts is still the same. What are some habits that can prevent or cure high blood pressure in life?

The most important thing is to improve your diet. In the case of sodium, it has been identified as the main culprit that causes our body to swell and raise blood pressure. Considering the characteristics of the Korean diet, which includes a lot of spicy and salty foods, including soup dishes, you need to be more careful. It is also known that the habit of drinking too much constricts blood vessels and increases blood pressure, so be careful. Eating foods that contain potassium can also be one way to help counteract the blood pressure-raising side effects of sodium.

Weight management and exercise are also important. It is known that when obese people lose weight by 5 kg, systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreases by 10 mmHg and 5 mmHg, respectively. The effect itself on drugs associated with hypertension is also increasing. Even if you take the same medicine, you can expect a greater effect if you lose weight together. Regular aerobic exercise, such as running, walking or cycling, is also a commonly recommended method for controlling high blood pressure.

Unexpectedly, the increase in blood pressure in modern people shows a significant correlation with stress. This is because chronic stress can increase the urge to overeat, smoke and drink too much, which in turn can raise blood pressure. Therefore, it is important to get into the habit of relieving stress in a healthy way so that it can be practiced or enjoyed.

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