Hypertension is a heart related medical condition characterized by persistent rise of the blood pressure, whose risk factors are often traceable to one’s lifestyle and diet including smoking, too much alcohol, coffee consumption, obesity, chronic stress, high salt intake and hereditary terms of family history.
There are two types or forms of hypertension namely; primary and secondary hypertension. Primary hypertension has no identified cause while secondary hypertension, on the other hand, is usually caused by other problems such as cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, pregnancy and overweight.
Hypertension can lead to more severe health conditions like strokes, aneurysms, heart attack and heart failure. You can, however, avoid these dangers by adopting some preventive measures. Keep off from inhaling smoke, alcohol, exercise your body regularly, minimize your stress and moderate your salt intake. Perhaps you are already suffering from hypertension; you can treat it through a change of lifestyle or medication. You can equally avoid the causes of hypertension listed above and consult your physician for the appropriate medication for hypertension.