4 Important Things to Know Hypertension Patients

Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2013 states, the incidence of hypertension aka high blood pressure in Indonesia reached 25.8%. According to the data, the disease is most commonly experienced by the age group 55-64 years.

Meanwhile, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2011 revealed that as many as one billion people worldwide suffer from hypertension. Two-thirds of them are from low-income developing countries.

The prevalence of high blood disease is predicted to continue to increase and result in huge health and economic burden. This is because the cost of treating hypertension to prevent complications quite expensive.

Therefore, people with hypertension are advised to really try to keep blood pressure in a stable range. Related to this, there are some important things that must be considered, namely:

1. Check your blood pressure regularly

Regular blood pressure check is very important for people with hypertension. At the very least, they should be in control of a doctor for blood pressure checks, as well as consultation and evaluation of the condition.

If the blood pressure is still high, the doctor may need to increase the dose of the drug consumed or the addition of other drugs. If the blood pressure has stabilized in this way, the hypertensive patient can continue the consumption of the given drug.

Ideally, people with hypertension are encouraged to purchase digital tensimeter in order to measure blood pressure easily. By measuring blood pressure every day, people with hypertension can monitor and control whether or not stable blood pressure.

To note, not controlling blood pressure well can lead to the journey of hypertension disease the more severe, causing complications that damage important organs in the body.

2. Take regular medication

Most people with hypertension only take medication when the blood pressure is on the rise. It is not appropriate. You still have to take hypertension medication regularly every day, regularly and regularly. Not just when the attack happened.

When you go to a doctor for control, your doctor will lower your dose of medication if your blood pressure has been improved.

3. Still have to do a healthy lifestyle

Although taking regular hypertensive medications as directed by your doctor does not mean you can be free to do whatever you want.

Indeed, people with hypertension still need to do a healthy lifestyle - such as the selection of good food and exercise routine, while taking the drug high blood pressure given by the doctor. In fact, if your high blood pressure is still "mepet", doctors can recommend you to do a healthy lifestyle and do not need to consume drugs.

4. Recognize signs of heart attacks and strokes

Heart attacks and strokes are two of the most common complications of hypertension. Therefore, it's good you recognize the signs and symptoms in case.

Symptoms of a heart attack is when you feel the chest pain is very severe, severe, such as crushed, which may spread to the arms, back, or jaw. In addition, the patient can also feel cold sweat, shortness of breath, vomiting, to want to faint.

Meanwhile, stroke symptoms may include weakness of one side of the body (arms and legs), loss of speech, wry mouth, difficulty swallowing and drinking water, headache, and loss of consciousness. If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately ask for help from the nearest person to bring you to the hospital as soon as possible.

Those are four important things that must be known by people with hypertension. Do not let this disease quietly gnaw at you from within. Take control of your blood pressure and keep applying a healthy lifestyle. Thus, hypertension aka high blood pressure will not lead to complications.

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