Slightly elevated blood pressure is known as prehypertension.
Prehypertension will likely turn into high blood pressure (hypertension) if patient doesn’t make lifestyle changes, such as to start exercising and eating healthier. Both prehypertension and high blood pressure increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.
Prehypertension is a systolic pressure from 120 to 139 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or a diastolic pressure from 80 to 89 mm Hg.Weight loss, exercise and other healthy lifestyle changes can often control prehypertension — and set the stage for a lifetime of better health.Prehypertension doesn’t cause symptoms. In fact, severe high blood pressure may not cause symptoms.The only way to detect prehypertension is to keep track of your blood pressure readings. The blood pressure is checked at each doctor’s visit —
Any factor that increases pressure against the artery walls can lead to prehypertension. Atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries, can lead to high blood pressure. Sometimes an underlying condition causes blood pressure to rise. Possible conditions that can lead to prehypertension or high blood pressure include:
Certain medications — including birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs — also may cause blood pressure to temporarily rise. Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines, can have the same effect.Often, however, high blood pressure develops gradually over many years without a specific identifiable cause.
If one prehypertension accompanied by diabetes, kidney disease or cardiovascular disease, a homeopath may recommend blood pressure medication in addition to lifestyle changes.
1.Lose weight if one is overweight. Excess weight adds to strain on the heart. In some cases, weight loss may be the only treatment needed.
2.Exercise to help the heart.
3.Adjust the diet as needed. Decrease fat and sodium — salt, MSG, and baking soda all contain sodium. Increase fruits, vegetables, and fiber.