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When blood pressure is high, above 14 by 9, it is accompanied by other symptoms such as severe headache, nausea, blurred vision, dizziness and if you have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, you should:
- Take the medicine indicated by the cardiologist for SOS situations;
- Go to the ER if you don't get better in 1 hour, because it could be a medical emergency.
However, when you are not hypertensive and your blood pressure is high, without any other symptoms, it is advised:
Try to relax a little and wait 1 hour to take your blood pressure again
If after that, the pressure remains high, you should make an appointment with a cardiologist as soon as possible, because this may indicate a condition of hypertension that may need treatment with medication to regulate the pressure, indicated by the cardiologist.Understand better how the diagnosis of high blood pressure is made.
Because the pressure gets high
High blood pressure is more common in people with hypertension, which occurs when blood has greater difficulty passing through the arteries, which usually happens due to the accumulation of fatty plaques inside them.
However, having high blood pressure for a short period of time is something that can happen to anyone, and at any age, especially after situations like:
- Receiving bad news;
- Being very emotional;
- Have a big meal;
- To make a very intense physical effort.
Thus, having an occasional spike in high blood pressure is not a concern and is usually easily manageable, especially when the person is apparently he althy.However, if high blood pressure is very constant, it is important to consult a general practitioner to assess the chances of having hypertension. Learn more about hypertension and why it arises.
People who suffer from hypertension should also have their blood pressure checked periodically at the pharmacy, in addition to taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor and maintaining he althy habits, such as eating a diet low in s alt and fat, and exercising regularly light to moderate.
See an example of the best diet to help regulate blood pressure.
What to do to control high blood pressure
To control high blood pressure, avoiding its complications, hypertensive patients should measure blood pressure at least once a week, writing down their values to show the cardiologist in subsequent consultations. Thus, the doctor can have a better perception of how the pressure behaves and can indicate the most appropriate treatment.
However, other equally important attitudes that should be adopted to help better control the pressure are:
- Slimming, maintaining the ideal weight;
- Eat a low-s alt diet;
- Practice physical exercises; see how to control hypertension with physical activity.
- Stop smoking, if applicable;
- Avoid stressful environments;
- Always take the medication prescribed by the doctor.
An effective home treatment to control high blood pressure is orange juice with eggplant. Blend half an eggplant with 1 glass of natural orange juice in a blender and then strain. It is recommended to drink this juice every morning for breakfast.