What Is Stage 2 High Blood Pressure?
Stage 2 blood pressure is not something that should be taken lightly. If your blood pressure gets to this point you may need to seek medical attention quickly. Now if that doesn’t get your attention then nothing will.
Stage 2 high blood pressure is when the systolic is 160 or over and the diastolic is 100 or over. In most cases when a person has a consistent one or the other and often both at the same time, needs to be put on some type of medication.
This is kind of blood pressure can happen when the first stage of high blood pressure is not taken care of. This condition is like any other type of condition you may get on your body.
For instance, if you get a deep cut on your arm, and you put off getting it taken care of, then what happens? It gets infected, and the cut gets worse and then other factors come into play.
That is exactly what has happened with stage 2 high blood pressure. Now not taking care of a cut can lead to an infection, stage 2 high blood pressure can lead to more serious conditions if not taken care of.
You are at risk of heart failure, chronic kidney failure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Now if you think you have problems if you have just high blood pressure, then get one or all of those conditions along with it. Then you have real problems.
Now along with medication there are ways to get your blood pressure down and also have you around a lot longer. I’m sure that would make you happy and your loved ones as well.
It is very important that you exercise daily. It doesn’t matter if you join a gym, start taking karate lessons or just walking everyday for at least twenty minutes. Just make sure you get up, get moving, and get your heart pumping.
Get rid of some of the stress in your life. A lot of stress we have in our life is self inflicted. That just means we have brought this stress on our self and if we brought it on our self then we can get rid of it as well. I know, it’s a lot easier said than done, however it can be done.
Then we have one of the biggest issues and that is watching what we eat. This can be very tough if a person has been eating a certain way their whole life than they are told they have to change. However, that may be the reason why that person is in the condition they are in.
Just remember, if you do have this condition, it is not an automatic death sentence. However it cannot be taken lightly either, just make sure you get to the doctor, and follow some of the simple rules that are above and you will be fine.
Learn more here on the site about Blood Pressure and the problems when it is too high or too low, as well as the most common causes symptoms and treatments.
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