Monday, 19 November 2012

Basics of Hypertensive Disease And Its Prevention

By Ramella Knoll

I might not be wrong if I say that more and more people are becoming susceptible to hypertensive disease in the recent past. This is one of the top diseases causing death or at least resulting in further complications from other pre-existing diseases. The chances of Hypertensive disease problems causing coronary heart diseases are more than twice without this disease.

The modern day competitive trends in various walks of life add stress and tension and on top of this, the lifestyle and the food habits are considered as main causes of the disease. A sedentary lifestyle at office or business with no much physical activity and more of mental strain further aggravates the situation. A simple precautionary measures and the proper monitoring of various parameters of tests could reduce the condition or at least let you know the onset of disease at an early stage.

The root cause for the ischemic heart diseases where the heart muscles need to supply more oxygen to avoid 'burn out' condition, is high blood pressure which is triggered by the disease. In the process of supplying blood to the heart and brain, the entire mechanism gets stressed out which results in swollen legs. To avoid the abnormality of the condition, the left ventricle feels the stress and therefore the incendiary heart disease tries to set in.

Due to shortage of supply of oxygen to the vital organs of the body, the normal functionality may be affected in more than one way. Similarly, the hard-pressed heart in trying to pump more blood to the organs might cause irregular heartbeat and also pulse rate and this is likely to cause more disorders in functions of the body.

It would be worthwhile to monitor the medical parameters if you get some simple but not very expensive tests as you approach the middle age. The basic ECG is the first option to undergo to detect any abnormality and if required, you can escalate the test to echo-cardiogram. Any variation in the above tests may suggest advanced tests like CT Scan, calcium-score heart scan or coronary CT angiography. To know the functioning of the heart from outside, perhaps heart MRI is suggestive in case of some specific cases. Likewise, you can find out the health of the fluid of the heart from the Pericardiocentesis.

I emphasize that depending upon the condition of the patient, the doctor may suggest angioplasty, bypass or a pacemaker to ensure regular rhythm of the heart beat, but you avoid the treatment if you add more vegetables, fish and soya protein in your daily health food to ensure absence of blood clots reducing the chances for hypertensive disease and thereby reduce the hypertensive disease problems.

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