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High Blood Pressure Could Be Killing You While You Are Young

Research shows that high blood pressure starts much early in life and at times goes undetected for decades until it shows itself in symptoms. It usually, is one of the most common cause for heart disease. In an extensive research carried around the world for six years, a scientific panel learned that the problems in the cardiovascular system (heart and the vessels carrying blood) can begin at much lower blood pressure levels than previously believed.

It concluded that the risk of heart disease and stroke can begin to rise when blood pressure increases past 120/80. That?s why the panel developed a new range called ‘Pre hypertension’ – for readings between 120/80 and 139/89. People with blood pressure readings in the Pre-hypertension range are now encouraged to adopt life style changes to lower their blood pressure levels or else they would develop hypertension (high blood pressure) and become prone to heart disease and Stroke.

Blood pressure is measure of pressure exerted by the flowing blood on the walls of arteries. It is measured in two numbers systolic over diastolic. Systolic the top number is the pressure exerted when the heart pumps the blood, diastolic the bottom number is the pressure exerted when the heart is resting between the two beats. People with blood pressure readings over 140/90 are said to be having hypertension.

Although Pathological causes such as Pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal), coarctation of aorta (bending of a major artery) and renal diseases are not so common but need to excluded as being the cause for hypertension.. When no such cause is ascertained the increased blood pressure is called as ‘Essential Hypertension.’ Essential Hypertension in young is generally an out come of a faulty living habits- which mainly include improper diet, sedentary life style, alcohol and smoking. Genetic factors also play a role in its early onset. High blood pressure is dangerous as it makes the heart work hard and contributes to hardening of the arteries. It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also lead to kidney and eye diseases.

The treatment of prehypertension and hypertension in young requires a combination of a well rounded homoeopathic intervention and restructuring of one lifestyle. Homoeopathic intervention aims at treating the whole patient and not just the symptoms. Among many homoeopathic medicines that are found useful, Nux Vomica leads the table in treating essential hypertension in the young when the cause can be attributed to faulty living style i.e. . Sedentary living, overwork, stimulants etc. Ignatia and Kali Phos are helpful when mental stress are the key causative factors. Natrum Mur helps those who are addicted to high salt diet and also where long standing grief is the cause for elevated blood pressure levels. Medicines mentioned above are for information purpose only and should not be used without professional help.

Preventing hypertension

Adopting Lifestyle modifications can be of great help for those in the prehypertension stage and also those suffering from hypertension.

Diet

Reduce sodium intake, which basically means reducing salt intake. Eat more whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables and low fat diary products. Reduce alcohol intake and for smoking, in short, don’t. Limit intake of saturated fats (animal fats).

Stress

Eliminate unnecessary elements of stress in your life and try activities like meditation, yoga, dancing, regular walks etc. Certain homoeopathic medicines are a natural form of reducing stress.

Obesity and Exercise.

Being overweight means that your heart will have to work more hard, resulting in higher blood pressure. Keep a regular check on your cholesterol levels. Regular exercise is must for maintaining ideal blood pressure levels

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  1. Tina Ayers says:

    My daughter is 25 yrs old and 31wks pregnant her blood pressure is 144/102 should we be concerned??

    • Mandy nelson says:

      My 12 yr old son hasn’t felt right or good for almost a month now , he gas passed out at school 2× in three yrs , he’s been taken to emergency room after emergency room with no answers or help in resolving the issues. He day in and out complains of not feeling right and seems to have an overwhelming fear that he’s gonna die i don’t know what to do or where to turn for help or answers. So my question is can anxiety be the cause of racing heart. And what are all the effects of anxiety , how can it make you feel and how would you best describe it to a teen addalesant?

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  3. My blood pressure is 210/141 pluse is 101 I’m 25 years old, I weigh 120 and I’ve had high blood pressure since I was 18 . Last year I got pregnant found out I was having a girl everything was great she was so active I was 20 weeks , we’ll they had me taking labetala not sure if that’s the correct spelling but they was 100 mg 3 times a day, it was keeping my blood pressure down pretty good and then something changed an my blood pressure I guess went high one day and when I went back to the baby doc I got the worst news of my life my baby had no heart beat , and it was all cause by my blood pressure I was 27 weeks pregnant when she passed away. Doctors still have no idea why my blog pressure is still this high.

  4. Lisa Abercrombie says:

    My heart rate is running high 90’s to 130’s and my my is 130’s plus systolic and 80’s to 105 diastolic . My mother passed away at my age which is 53 when I was 10 years old with heart problems and diabetes I’m not a diabetic bit I have gout and neuropathy from years of alcohol abuse I recently began drink 1 16 oz beer a day with tomato juice occasionally a glass of red wine also I have no insurance and the pain from my gout and neuropathy is getting unbearable at night . What do u suggest I do?

    • Mrs unyim says:

      Am 34years old,and I put to birth,after that I discover that am having blood pressure so can poor labour lead to such problem?

  5. Abdul Rashid Tali says:

    I’m 33 years of age my blood pressure ranges between 130 to 140 what should I do

  6. I’m constantly suffering from high blood pressure my blood pressure readings varies from 130/90 or sometimes 180/100 …..I tried to experiment myself by not taking the bp med for 1 or 2 days and it all went fine but at times it fluctuate and I’m very much concern about it ,please help me through this (I’m 22years old)

  7. Ankit Bepari says:

    My age is 17 . 2 yr ago my serum creatinine was 0.99 and gfr 119 . But now my blood pressure is 134/73. And my lower back is paining too much. Pain in urine. I am very scared about checking the creatinine and gfr again. I AM THINKING THAT I HAVE LOST MY KIDNEYS. BECAUSE OF BP.

  8. Check his diet and life style

  9. Hello Doctor,

    I just had a query on my sons health condition.

    He is 22 years old and recently I took him for a routine test and found that his BP was high and it fluctuates up and down.
    He is so active and has no vices at all. Yes he is a foodie.
    He has no symptoms of anything and he himself finds it strange.

    He has stress about his exams though. I can see it and I took another opinion from another doctor who said not to worry and wait till his exams are done.

    It rises and just drops within minutes. I wonder what could be the reason.

  10. Hello all, and thank you in advance for reading.

    Recently, I have been super conscious about my health, and with that I have started checking my blood pressure semi-regularly. I haven’t been recording it, but I believe my average is 130/85, but tonight as I check it it was 150/96! I am 23 years old, 240 lbs, and smoke. I do not do much exercise, and even though I want to, I do not have the “drive” to get going.

    Should I be worried about this spike in bp? It is currently 1:10 AM, and it just kind of startled me. Also, if someone has more in-depth dieting tips, please let me know so I can fix this, as I know NOTHING about proper dieting, and it is difficult because I work night time hours.

    Thanks again for reading, and for any and all help you will give me.

  11. Biju Sharma says:

    My blood pressure is 110/140 please tell me what I have do to make it ok.. or also please tell me what is the normal blood pressure at the age of 33years and my weight is 80kg height is 5.7

  12. bikram thapa says:

    Hello.
    I am bikram from Nepal. I am 22 year old.
    And my body weight is 73kg and of 5:11feet tall.

    My blood pressure is 146/98 mm of Hg.

    Please suggest me and help me fast

  13. Mohammed Faridat says:

    Hi my name is Faridat am 22 years old,I weigh 64kg and am slim my blood pressure today is 140/90 please kindly help me

  14. Regina jerotich says:

    Am 29yrs of age,I weigh 43kg and slim,my blood pressure yesterday was 149/109,kindly help

  15. Regina jerotich says:

    Am 29yrs old and my blood pressure is 149/109 that was yesterday, I weigh 43kg and am slim,kindly help

    • Regina check blood creatine. And colostrol ,Sugar, and proteinuria. Make sure that everything is normal and consult with a good nephrologist . 149/109 is not a normal bp U must take medicine for your blood pressure

  16. Deepak Sharma says:

    I’m 39 and my blood pressure is 149/106 height 5 .11 and weight 110 kg, currently take no medicine at all. Please advise me for any homeopathy medicine

    thanks

  17. I’m 37 and my my blood pressure is 150 over 141 I’m 6ft 155 lb I currently take no medication at all. My mother and father have both had heart attacks and my dad’s heart attack he was pronounced dead when he was 37 years old but they were able to revive him he had a quadruple bypass then he also has stint in his kidney ,calf, and chest.. so heart trouble runs deep in my family. Thank

  18. Krishna Kiran says:

    I am 42years old man,my BP is 150/100 what I can do for reducing the BP

  19. Prof Girdhar K Pandey says:

    My blood pressure is 150/100, age 47, height 6 feet, weight 97 kg…
    My name is Prof Girdhar K Pandey
    Please advice…

  20. Shivam rastogi says:

    Doctor I’m 19 years old guy and my BP came out to be 79/ 147
    And I have no idea why. I go to the gym regularly for about 2 years. I eat a good amount of protien and fibers. My sleep is good, no such stress. Then why is it high? I don’t find any reason for that. Need help

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