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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is more of a condition rather than disease that affect normal blood pressure. It is associated with high heart rates and headaches that may result to death threatening conditions such as heart attacks due to straining of the heart. In addition, a person with high blood pressure risk developing conditions such as kidney related diseases, stroke or cases of dementia. A reading of blood pressure at 140 over 90 shows the pressure is too high and it requires medical attention. Most common causes of high blood pressure include weight problems, too much intake of salt, being less active, excessive intake of alcohol among others. In UK, high blood pressure is common among individuals with poor dieting and smokers. In England, one out of three people have the condition with men accounting 31% of the total number of people with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is termed as a ‘silent killer’ because more than half the people living in England do not often check their blood pressures. Despite the condition being a silent killer, it has a high rate of prevention only that 50% to 80% of people with the condition do not take their medication as prescribed by the physician. A normal blood pressure reading is between 90 over 60 mmHg. The conditions risk increases with every 2% mmHg making it 7% more likely to suffer from a coronary heart disease and a 10% increase of death from stroke. In 2015, high blood pressure was responsible for over 75,000 deaths in England making it the third chronic condition among diabetes and cancer in the entire UK. The following is a list of foods that can help high blood pressure patient control blood salt.

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