Preventing hypertension prevents damage to the heart: IMSS


By CAPosts 22 January, 2021 - 01:38pm 39 views

Also known as high or elevated blood pressure, hypertension is a disorder in which the blood vessels have a persistently high tension, which can damage them and even affect other organs; however, it is preventable.

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Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the walls of vessels or arteries as it is pumped by the heart. The higher the tension, the more effort the heart has to put into pumping.

“Most people with hypertension show no symptoms. At times, it can cause headaches, respiratory distress, dizziness, chest pain, heart palpitations and nosebleeds, but not always, ”said Dr. Martha Beatriz Castro Mora, in charge of the office of the Directorate of the Family Medicine Unit No. 56, of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Guanajuato.

recommended that adults check their blood pressure periodically, since it is important to know the values ​​and identify when they are outside the recommended parameters

Dr. Castro Mora highlighted that it is a preventable condition with actions aimed at modifying lifestyles to control blood pressure, such as quitting tobacco use, adopting a healthy diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress levels, and avoiding the harmful use of alcohol

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Added that reducing salt intake can also help. There are people who find these changes insufficient and need to take medication, always under medical prescription.

The specialist commented that normal blood pressure in adults is 120/80 . When the result before the measurement is equal to or greater than 140/90 to 90 it is already considered high . Among the risks of uncontrolled high blood pressure, he mentioned: myocardial infarction, widening of the heart and long-term heart failure and kidney damage.

added that it has recently been shown that people with uncontrolled high blood pressure seem to be at higher risk of associated complications with Covid-19, than those whose high blood pressure is controlled with medications

He concluded by saying that to prevent or treat this disease the population entitled to the IMSS has preventive actions, Nutrition service, orientation in Social Work, consultation of Family Medicine, as well as Internal Medicine and Cardiology in case of acute and chronic complications

Source: MSN