According to a national study started in 2005, over 40% of Romanians suffer from high blood pressure. The disease is extremely serious, as it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Cardiology specialists reported that four out of 10 Romanians are hypertensive. But it is serious that only 51.6% of them know that they are suffering from such a disease and only 7% of them follow their treatment correctly. Doctors have warned of the danger of this disease, especially as it has begun to make victims among young people over 25 and even under 25 years.
Find out what the target value of your blood pressure is (140/90 mmHg) and make sure you take your blood pressure regularly, especially if you are over 65, obese, if you smoke or have an inactive lifestyle. Quit smoking and do regular physical activity. Follow a healthy diet and reduce your salt and alcohol intake. Try to lose weight and relax, because stress can increase your blood pressure. Follow the doctor's advice on lifestyle and recommended drug treatment and take your medicines. Administering medications in the manner recommended by your doctor is an important factor in achieving the recommended blood pressure levels.
Read the whole article in: The Guardian
May 23, 2007