Nowadays, arterial hypertension is one of the most frequent chronic pathologies among the population. It consists in the increase of blood pressure, which if not controlled properly can cause several serious cardiovascular complications: myocardial infarctions, heart failure, stroke, embolism, renal failure…
Hypertension is usually asymptomatic, so it is usually difficult to detect unless a medical check is made to check the state of blood pressure, or until you suffer some complication derived from it.
Although high blood pressure is very frequent, especially in the elderly, young people also have a significant risk of suffering from it without knowing it, since they do not usually go to the doctor because they have a good general health.
Advice and precautions to control hypertension
Once hypertension has been diagnosed, it is essential to control it to avoid the risk of cardiovascular problems. For this, the general recommendations, whether we suffer from high blood pressure, or if we simply want to prevent it, consist of following healthy eating and living habits.
Some of the usual recommendations to follow are:
- Avoid overweight.
- Eat a healthy diet, limiting the consumption of saturated fats and high-calorie foods. The consumption of precooked, canned and sausage foods should be avoided.
- Reduce the consumption of salt in our diet.
- Perform moderate physical exercise on a regular basis. It is advisable to follow a simple exercise program that can be maintained and performed regularly, such as walking for at least half an hour a day.
- Avoid excess consumption of alcohol.
- Quit smoking, if it is the case.
- Try to reduce and avoid stress as much as possible.
Of course, in case of suffering from high blood pressure, we should always follow the indications of our specialist doctor, as well as do not forget to take those medications that he indicates, as and when he has indicated them to us.
Check-ups to detect and control hypertension
As already mentioned above, as it is an asymptomatic disease, the most effective way to detect hypertension in time to prevent complications is to go to a medical check-up on a regular basis, in which the state of our blood pressure is checked. This recommendation is for any adult, regardless of their age.
In the case that we have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is especially important to go for periodic check-ups in order to medical monitoring our blood pressure, as well as to strictly follow the specialist’s instructions to control our blood pressure.
Medical check-ups at Vithas Xanit International
Finally, if you are thinking of having a medical examination, remember that at Vithas Xanit International we offer you the most complete medical check-ups, with the latest advances in technology and the best specialists. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.