Hypertension isn't a single problem. Several other'silent killers' make up Metabolic Syndrome, which is affected by diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
High blood pressure causes fatigue, headaches, and anxiety. This makes it difficult to relate these symptoms to high blood pressure.
Regular blood pressure checks, especially for people over 40, minimise heart attack risk.
Dehydration causes sodium retention. Without water, your blood thickens, causing your heart to work harder to squeeze blood through your veins and causing hypertension.
Kidneys filter water and salt. Too much salt makes it hard for your kidneys to eliminate additional water and sodium, which strains your heart artery walls.
Exercise releases endorphins, which make you feel better, but it also strengthens your heart, which lowers blood pressure.
Strong hearts pump more blood with less effort and reduce arterial wall pressure.
Limit your intake of sugar, salt, and processed carbs while eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and soy products.
Diets high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, and soy promote weight loss and heart health.