An article on tips on how to live long with hypertension, & home remedies for high blood pressure that really works.
A person is diagnosed of hypertension when he or she has a persistently high blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140/90 on two visits to the clinic. A blood pressure of 160/100 is considered hypertension especially if the risk factors are there.
To cut the long story short, I want to share with us salient tips on how to live long with hypertension (high blood pressure). Persons with high blood pressure can lead their normal lives and achieve their live goals.
The goal is to avoid complications of hypertension like stroke, kidney failure, blindness, leg ulcers and so on
So now, how can one live long with hypertension? It is easy. See below.
How to live long with high blood pressure
Accept you are hypertensive
No self pity
Take your drugs regularly
Take your drugs as prescribed
Don’t miss your drugs
Please don’t stop taking your drugs
Please refill your drugs when it finishes
Reduce your weight- know your BMI
Eat healthy meals
Avoid fatty diets
No to alcohol. At best cut down on alcohol.
Say no to anything that will stress you
Make peace with all men
Always check your blood pressure
Have a blood pressure machine to monitor your blood pressure at home
Always talk to your doctor or health care providers
Avoid noisy environments
Don’t keep it secret, let your trusted family members know.
Don’t miss appointment with your doctor
Listen to soft music
Please make your environment as serene as possible
Don’t miss your drugs
Please know the complications of hypertension
Know thyself. Take note of the signs and symptoms you have when you suspect your blood pressure is high
Go for routine renal function test
Go for routine renal scan
Do urinalysis at least every 3 months
Go for routine chest radiograph
You will benefit from routine ECG
No herbs please
Reduce your salt intake. Low sodium diet
Please do not add uncooked salt to your meals
See the Ophthalmologist for routine eye check
Please know the names of your drugs. If possible memorize them
Avoid caffeinated drinks
Please no energy drinks
Reduce foods that contain high cholesterol
Talk to your doctor about any complications of your hypertensive medications
Go for routine blood sugar check
Don’t patronize quacks
If possible join the hypertensive support group.
Tell your trusted colleagues about your high blood pressure
Ensure you sleep well
Savour the beauty of nature
Go for outings, picnics or field trips
Eat plenty of fruits
Yoga, meditation, guided breathing and other relaxation techniques helps control hypertension
Tell yourself life does not end with hypertension. Get that job, build that house, start that business, get that qualification and start a family.
Don’t faith it. It is not spiritual.
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