Nutrition Society

World Hypertension Day 2021 May 17

A silent killer that should not be ignored – High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries persists for a long period of time. Normal systolic blood pressure in a healthy adult should be between 80-120 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure should be between 60-80 mm Hg.

Why high blood pressure is called a silent killer?

In many cases, people with high blood pressure are unaware of it. This is because high blood pressure does not show any obvious symptoms.

Then how can you defeat this silent killer? ??

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately?The only way to accurately diagnose high blood pressure is to have a systematic measurement of blood pressure. Blood pressure can be measured using a digital blood pressure monitor or an instrument called a sphygmomanometer. However, it is essential to have a qualified doctor to measure your blood pressure, as it is important to identify the risks associated with high blood pressure in advance and seek medical advice.

??Blood pressure is very easy to measure.

??It is also quick and painless⏳

How to control/ manage Hypertension – “You Can Do It!”

Following a healthy lifestyle can add years to all our lives!

Therefore, keep in mind to

⭕ Maintain a healthy weight.

⭕ Be physically active.??‍♀‍??‍♀‍ ??‍♀‍ ??‍♀‍ ⛹?‍♀‍

⭕ Follow a healthy eating plan.???????

⭕ Eat foods with less sodium (salt).

⭕ Avoid smoking & limit your consumption of alcohol. ?

⭕ Take prescribed drugs as directed.

Try to maintain a healthy life without high blood pressure by following these proper dietary habits and lifestyle practices.

Nutrition Society – Wayamba University of Sri Lanka♥️