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High blood pressure treatment generally begins with nonpharmacologic therapy, including moderate dietary sodium restriction, weight reduction in the obese, avoidance of excess alcohol intake, and regular aerobic exercise.
Many individuals are unsure about what causes high blood pressure. Causes of hypertension are divided into primary and secondary. The cause for primary hypertension remains unclear but it is believed to be closely related to your lifestyle which includes obesity, high salt diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and familial history of hypertension. The cause for secondary hypertension are illicit drug use, congenital heart diseases ( coarctation of aorta) and other uncommon medical conditions.
The ideal blood pressure is for systolic blood pressure to be less than 120 mmHg and diastolic to be less than 80 mmHg. Normal systolic blood pressure ranges from 120 - 129 mmHg and/or diastolic ranges from 80 - 84 mmHg.
High blood pressure symptoms vary depending on the cause and the extend of disease condition. Symptoms of high blood pressure include muscle weakness, tachycardia, sweating, tremors, thinning of skin, flank pain. For advanced cases whereby end organ damage has occurred the symptoms would be headaches, transient weakness, loss of visual acuity or transient blindness , chest pain, dyspnea and claudication.
Apart from antihypertensive medication, hypertension treatment should invlove lifestyle modification, which includes dietary salt restriction, weight loss, exercise and limited alcohol intake.
You can consider vitamin or supplement. There are a variety of supplements on the market and most of them are under research study. Hence, please do refer to your doctor and get advice on that.As for side effects, it is dosage dependent according to the different supplements.
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