Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Hypertension can cause severe complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death.
Hypertension and heart disease are global health problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the rapid growth of the processed food industry has affected the amount of salt intake of people around the world, and this plays an important role in hypertension.
Too much consuming salt will be very dangerous for people with high blood pressure and heart disease patients. For people with high blood pressure and heart disease is recommended to be able to control the intake of salt that enters the body, intake is of course has a value of different doses (less) when compared with people who are not exposed to high blood pressure.
In addition to limiting salt intake, sugar intake is also better controlled. Sugar can be a cause of obesity. And the association with high blood pressure is that most of the high blood sufferers are those who are overweight or obese. Therefore, keeping the intake of sugar into the body is also a first step to keep yourself from high blood pressure. Especially against artificial sweeteners.
Saturated and trans fats potentially increase the bad cholesterol (LDL) in our body. The increase in LDL in the body then it will aggravate the hypertension that occurs. The examples of foods that contain high saturated fats are: chicken skin, red meat (goat and cow), full cream milk, and butter.
Caffeine contained in coffee or in drinks and other foods will cause an increase in blood pressure in the body. Therefore it should be for high blood sufferers in order to reduce the consumption of all kinds of drinks and foods that contain caffeine.
Alcohol is very dangerous if consumed by people with high blood pressure, alcohol will result in ineffective function of blood pressure medication that is being used. The danger of alcohol for high blood sufferers can cause death.
The older the person’s age will be the higher the risk of high blood pressure. Why? Because of age, the elasticity of a person’s blood vessels will decrease. And it will lead to high blood and other effects.
One of the most fundamental things to prevent hypertension is a healthy mindset. Keep your mind not to stress. Stress can increase blood pressure. This is because when the stress hormone adrenaline in the body will increase and the heart will pump faster than normal, with the occurrence of it then the blood pressure in the body will increase.