Subjective about treatment
Many patients are still subjective about treatment because they just suffered from the early stages of high blood pressure and found their health to be normal and relatively good. If high blood pressure is not treated properly, it can lead to a rapid progression of the disease.
The early use of drugs and proper treatment will slow down the progression of the disease, bring the blood pressure to a stable level, and avoid complications caused by high blood pressure. 2007) of the US regulations: People under 2009 years of age with high blood pressure, if not accompanied by risk, start treatment when blood pressure is ≥ 80/140mmHg; If at risk, start treatment when blood pressure is ≥ 90/130 mmHg without waiting for the results of lifestyle changes as before.
Not properly coordinated with the diet
People with high blood pressure should, if not accompanied by any disease, should Eat a balanced diet full of nutrientst, and if accompanied by diseases of overweight, obesity, dyslipidemia or diabetes, it is necessary to have a diet that is limited in fat, sugar and protein (limiting food intake but not excessively abstinence. lead to substance deficiency) to prevent these diseases from progressing, affecting blood pressure again.
People with high blood pressure need to have a separate diet. Some foods patients need to abstain from, such as foods containing high salt content, smoked meat, pickled cucumbers, etc., and foods containing a lot of fat. People with high blood pressure should eat a lot of green vegetables and fresh fruits, whole grains, and at the same time, avoid the use of stimulants such as alcohol, beer, tobacco… Maintaining a nutritious diet , moderation should be done regularly and closely. Many patients are subjective, so it is difficult to ensure this requirement.
You can tell if a disease is serious or mild by feeling
Symptoms of high blood pressure are often inconsistent with the severity of the disease. Sometimes the symptoms are obvious, but the blood pressure is not very high.
In contrast, there are people with high blood pressure but very poor clinical symptoms. The explanation for this, experts say: if high blood pressure is the result of another medical condition, even if the blood pressure is not too high, it can be a sign of the disease itself. reason. Therefore, you should measure your blood pressure regularly to monitor your condition.
Discontinue medication when blood pressure is normal
Many patients after treatment find their blood pressure returns to normal voluntarily stop taking the drug because I thought I was completely healthy. In fact, the number of people with high blood pressure that can be cured is very rare. Because, if you are among the 90% of people with unexplained hypertension, it can be difficult to find a way to control it.
Some people think that just eating bland, exercising to lose weight can improve the disease. In fact, these measures only have a complementary role, not a substitute for drugs.
Shower water is too hot, or too cold
In winter, many people are afraid of the cold too hot shower, Too hot a bath will easily cause damage to the skin leading to dilated capillaries, too hot water will put pressure on the heart because all the blood vessels on the skin are dilated to their fullest, causing lack of oxygen supply to the heart. .
More dangerous, with cases cold shower (water is not warm enough) causes blood vessels in the body to constrict, affecting blood circulation, making people with high blood pressure more likely to have heart failure and stroke.
Subjective about health
High blood pressure has no specific symptoms, no warning signs, and is often caused byPicking up the subjective level of health of each of us, people with high blood pressure often detect the disease very late. People over 40 years old, with obesity, dyslipidemia, and diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure than the general population. Once every 6 months we need to go to medical facilities to measure blood pressure periodically, when detecting disease (blood pressure 140/90mmHg) we need to follow the method and instructions of the doctor to be able to protect our own health.
Note before measuring blood pressure: 30 minutes before measuring we should not eat, drink, do not use drugs or stimulants, rest and relax, measure in a spacious, cool place, moderate temperature, no noise and must be measured with an accurate, validated sphygmomanometer.
Arbitrary handling of accidents
When having a cerebrovascular accident or stroke, some people think that it is due to high blood pressure, causing the blood vessel to burst, and then arbitrarily use antihypertensive drugs, possibly high blood pressure.
We Do not self-medicate, need to be examined and prescribed by a doctor, should go to the hospital for treatment when there are signs of stroke, chest tightness, shortness of breath or shortness of breath. If you arbitrarily use antihypertensive drugs, it can lead to excessive lowering of blood pressure, blood does not reach other brain areas, making complications worse.
Not taking the right amount of medicine or increasing the dose on your own
World Blood Pressure Conference (2003), ESH (2009) recommend: need combination of drugs at the beginning of disease detection to prevent further development of the disease. However, due to many subjective factors, patients often quit or use the wrong dose, do not coordinate according to the doctor’s prescription, leading to more severe disease.
In addition, many people arbitrarily use blood pressure drugs in combination with each other, causing unwanted side effects, making monitoring and treatment difficult. In addition, there are some cases. The patient voluntarily increased the dose of the drug to reduce blood pressure. When feeling headache, discomfort… patients often think it’s due to a sudden increase in blood pressure, then increase the dose by themselves with the hope that blood pressure is quickly lowered. But, in fact, the above symptoms are not necessarily due to increased blood pressure, maybe just due to weather changes. Self-increasing the dose of the drug can cause an excessive drop in blood pressure, and can even cause a very dangerous collapse.
Don’t measure your blood pressure every day
The Vietnam Cardiology Association advises people with high blood pressure Blood pressure should be measured at least twice a day, in the early morning and afternoon to monitor the change of blood pressure indicators. If there is an abnormality, it will be detected early and taken to the emergency room in time.
Each person’s activities during the day such as physical activity, stress, diet, etc. can affect the stability of blood pressure.
Do not exercise regularly
High blood pressure people need regular exercise To get the best health, however, people with high blood pressure should only choose light exercises that are easy to perform, the time taken is only 30-40 minutes, ensuring the heart beats no more than 105-125. times/minute like walking and jogging.
People with high blood pressure should avoid heavy exercises (consume more than 500 calories/hour), high speed and difficult to perform, prolonged time such as weightlifting, tennis, fast running… when accompanied. Cardiovascular risk must abstain from practicing certain subjects as prescribed by the doctor.
Leave a Reply