WHAT IS HYPERTENSION?
Hyper Tension, another word for High blood
pressure which can lead to severe health problems. This problem
arises with the amount of blood been pumped by your heart and the flow of blood
into the arteries i.e the more higher the rate of heart pumping and narrower
you artery veins are the blood pressure
will increase resulting in high blood pressure or Hypertension. High blood
pressure is easily detected and eventually affects almost every human.
High Blood pressure can affect a person at any stage of life and can be without any symptoms. But in the case of
blood pressure or hypertension the person may feel the following symptoms:
ü Severe headache
ü Vision issues
ü Breathing issues
ü Irregular heartbeat
ü Chest pain
ü Blood in urine
The cause behind this problem is not yet cleared and is also detected when the person is facing the above mentioned symptoms or if a person is going to his/her regular checkups. If the hypertension problem is not because of any condition or
disease it is known
as Primary or essential hypertension in medical terms, which tends to develop
gradually with the phase of time. This type of hypertension may lead to
multiple factors like:
ü Blood plasma volume
ü It can be because of the hormone activity in people who are taking some sort of drugs or medicines for managing their blood volume and pressure.
ü Some of the environmental factors can affect the person like stress or
Another type of
hypertensionwhich occurred suddenly or is caused by any underlying condition is known as
Secondary Hypertension in medical terms. The conditions and factors that lead
to secondary hypertension may include:
ü Kidney disease
ü Thyroid problems
ü Obstructive sleep apnea
ü Too much salt intake
ü Chronic kidney disease
ü Too much alcohol consumption.
number of risk factors that
are linked with hypertension like:
ü Age: Hypertension is commonly seen in the people who are 60 years and above. It is more commonly seen in men and women are more likely to face this problem after 65 years of age.
ü Lack of physical activity: The people who have very less physical activity have a higher risk of having this problem.
ü Alcohol & Tobacco: Too much consumption of alcohol can lead to hypertension. Also tobacco chewing or smoking can damage the lining of
arteries walls which
gradually increase the hypertension.
ü Chronic Diseases: Many chronic conditions like kidney disease, diabetes or high
cholesterol etc can lead to the risk of hypertension.
ü Obesity: Lack of physical activity can lead to
obesity which gradually increases the
risk of hypertension.
ü Intake of more salt: When a person is consuming too much salt in his/her diet, which cause the body to retain fluid resulting in the increase of blood pressure.
ü Less potassium intake: too less consumption of potassium by a person may lead to the accumulation of sodium in the blood which also results in the problem of hypertension.
ü Family history: the family history also plays a very important role if
are some members in a family who are suffering from this problem the next
generation is likely to get affected by this.
Uncontrolled blood pressure or hypertension may lead to various complications like:
ü Due to high blood pressure the arteries are hardened and thickened which results in the heart attack or stroke.
ü When the blood pressure shoots up it also causes the blood vessels weakened and bulge which forms the aneurysm which is also life threatening.
ü When the heart has to pump blood harder in the body which results in the thickening of the walls of the chamber which finds it difficult to pump enough blood according to the body’s needs which will eventually lead to heart failure.
ü The weakened and thickened blood vessels in the kidneys can lead to the improper functioning of the kidneys.
ü When the thickened, narrowed, blood vessels can also
results in poor vision in the
ü When the metabolic syndrome is in disorder condition it results in the rise of high triglycerides, increased waist circumference, which then results in developing diabetes, heart diseases and stroke.
ü Hypertension can also affect the ability to think or remember or understanding things.
ü Due to hypertension the arteries are narrowed or
blocked which results in the less
supply of blood in the brain resulting in the problem which is called as
Hypertension or high blood pressure is usually a very silent disease which can be diagnosed at an early stage when a person is going for his regular check ups. It is measured with Sphygmomanometer which comprises of stethoscope, arm cuff, dial, pump and valve. The blood pressure is recorded as Systolic blood pressure which takes the reading of maximum pressure during the
beat when the heart is sending blood throughout the body and Diastolic blood
pressure which is the reading of lowest pressure between the heartbeats when
the heart of filling with blood .Blood pressure measurements falls under four
ü When a person’s blood pressure ranges below 120/80 mm/
hg, it is considered as Normal
ü When the blood pressure of the person ranges between 120-129mm
hg and diastolic
pressure is below 80mm hg it is considered as Elevated blood pressure which has
to be controlled at the right time else it get worsened if not taken proper
ü When the blood pressure of the person reaches 130-130 mm
hg and diastolic pressure
is 80-89 mm hg it is considered as Stage 1 hypertension.
ü When the blood pressure of the person shoots up and cross the
range which is above
140 mm hg and diastolic pressure of 90 mm hg or more it is considered as Stage
There are various ways through which we can prevent ourselves from getting affected from hypertension. They are:
ü Taking a
balance diet, which includes the reduction of salt intake, right amount of
potassium intake in our diet? We should eat less fatty things, plenty of
fruits, vegetables and whole grains should be incorporated in the diet.
ü Another best way to reduce the chances of getting affected by hypertension is to increase the physical activity. It can be in any form like exercising, yoga, jogging,
gymming or even brisk walking for atleast one hour per day.
ü Reduce the consumption of alcohol.
ü Quit smoking.
ü Stress also plays a very important role in getting affected by
hypertension so one
should try to manage his/her stress level by many ways like listening to music,
meditating, taking appropriate sleep.
Ayurveda, an ancient medical science comprising of two words Ayur +
Veda which means the science of life.
This system of medication is more than 5000 years old and is not only been used
in India but now has reached other countries as well. The whole study of
Ayurveda is based on three doshas in our body which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha,
whenever there is any imbalance found in these three, it may lead to many
In Ayurveda hypertension or high blood pressure is understood by the functioning of Prana
vayu, Vyana vayu,
sadhaka Pitta, Avalambaka kapha, rasa and rakta dhatu which atre located in
heart. Due to the sluggishness of kapha it increases the blood pressure.
In Ayurveda and yoga there are various herbs and
asaans that are really beneficial for a person to cure this
problem. In Yoga the aasans like bound angle pose, bridge pose, corpse pose,
heat to toe forward bend pose, legs up the wall pose which will help in
relieving. Also at Ayurveda Yogasharam we have the natural extracts of the
ayurvedic herbs which are available in the form of tablets which will help the
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