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Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels, while talking about high blood pressure or hypertension is when that force of blood against the walls of the vessels is much higher than normal.
About your treatment
The main objective of the medication when you suffer from high blood pressure is to decrease it to a value lower than 140/90 mmHg and if you are diabetic the ideal is less than 135/80 mmHg and with this decrease the risk that you will suffer from diseases that compromise the heart and kidneys. To this should be added changes in lifestyle.
Modify your lifestyle
When you are diagnosed with hypertension, your doctor will prescribe medications to maintain that pressure within the normal values recommended by the American Heart Association, that is, less than 120/80 mmHg. This can be achieved with medication, but it is very important to make changes in lifestyle, one of those changes is the type of daily diet that should be followed, this can certainly help you to have better results and avoid certain complications of high blood pressure.
Hypertension and the family
From one generation to the next, genetic predisposition is inherited, even though this is not the desired behavior, this is the case of hypertension, heart disease and other related conditions. Despite the possible genetic load that is dragged from generation to generation, many times environments or risk factors are shared such as sedentary lifestyle habits, smoking, poor diet, these increase the chances of suffering from hypertension sooner than expected.
Other risks
If you do not have the necessary care with your medications and the modification of your lifestyle in hypertension this can trigger a series of complications, we present some of the possible complications.