The doctors said that in some cases high blood pressure leads to tragic consequences
High blood pressure can lead to such serious consequences as heart attack or stroke. However, many patients are not even aware that they have problems with pressure. Often this transpires when a person gets to the hospital by ambulance.
As told by a cardiologist from the Department of Kyiv city clinical hospital № 8 Alexander Yaremchuk in comments to the newspaper “Facts”, the body is able to hide the first signs of high blood pressure.
“Recently we received in the office, the patient never had any symptoms, but pressure from 210 to 120 mm Hg. Fortunately, the woman knew that her patients regularly measured blood pressure. But the majority of hypertensive patients unaware of their disease. Besides, there is a latent period, when the pressure is raised, and the body includes regulatory mechanisms to avoid any headache, dizziness,” explained Yaremchuk.
He added that the pressure of 85-90 130-140 is considered high, but normal, in which doctors will not prescribe treatment. However, if such pressure occurs, it is reason to be alert and assess the risks.
The cardiologist recommends in such situations is to change the diet to limit the amount of salt as sodium ions, once in the walls of blood vessels, increase their sensitivity to contraction, to stop Smoking, limit alcohol consumption and to move more. Also on the pressure, according to the Yaremchuk, bad night work and the constant lack of sleep.
“Hypertension is called the silent killer. Not as important as the symptoms and even the figure of the increased pressure, as its complications. Primarily affects target organs: apart from vessels, brain, heart, kidneys, eyes. If hypertension is left untreated, can cause stroke and other cerebrovascular disease, heart attack and heart failure, bleeding in the retina, chronic renal failure. Therefore, treatment aims to prevent complications,” — said the cardiologist.
He noted that patients must take prescribed medication regularly measure blood pressure and to follow the diet.
Also Yaremchuk reported that hypertensive crises most often occur in the period from autumn to early spring, since at this time pressure is more difficult to normalize. When combined with diabetes or coronary heart disease hypertension occurs especially hard.