Excessive work, tension and emotional problems generate various sequelae in the body such as insomnia , loss or weight gain, gastritis , ulcers , until arterial hypertension or heart attacks .
It is estimated that in Mexico 15 million people have arterial hypertension and only 20% know it. This is a chronic disease that is characterized by a continuous increase in the numbers of blood pressure in the arteries.
It is a condition that does not cause symptoms. Hence, it is known as the silent disease and if left untreated, it can trigger severe complications like a myocardial infarction , a hemorrhage or cerebral thrombosis , what can be avoided if properly controlled.
In 90% of cases the cause of high blood pressure is unknown and is called: essential arterial hypertension, with a strong hereditary influence. Between 5 and 10% of cases there is a cause directly responsible for the elevation of the blood pressure figures. This form of hypertension is called: secondary arterial hypertension , that not only can it sometimes be treated and disappear forever without requiring long-term treatment, but also, it can be the alert to locate even more serious diseases.
The blood pressure normal is when it measures less than 120/80 mmHg, while the high blood pressure (hypertension) is when it measures 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.
This health problem is also linked to the obesity and to overweight , as well as excessive consumption of sodium (salt, seasonings, sauces), avoiding them can help in large part to not suffer from this disease or to control it significantly.
Therefore, experts recommend that you make a lipid profile s to quantify the different fatty components that exist in your blood. One option is the Jenner Clinical Laboratory. In this way, you can prevent damage to your heart or an acute heart attack. Remember that prevention is the most important thing to improve your quality of life. Beware!