Good control of the arterial hypertension the risk of suffering decreases 50% senile dementia , you can also avoid a heart attack .
Take the necessary measures When our health is at risk, it will allow the blood circulation Irrigate without problems to the brain, avoiding the creation of clots.
The levels of blood pressure suitable for a healthy person are from 120/80 and if it rises more than 140/90 precautions must be taken. From our house we can have a constant monitoring of pressure, so that as soon as we notice a change, we go to the doctor and prevent surprises.
Before taking your blood pressure, make sure you do not drink alcohol or caffeine , nor products derived from tobacco 30 minutes before. The following instructions are for the use of a sphygmometer (apparatus to measure the pressure).
Before starting, it is basic knows the difference between systolic pressure Y dystolic ; the first value measures when the heart pumps and the second tells us when the heart rests (this is always less)
It is important to note that they already exist digital monitors which indicates both values automatically on a screen.
The timely diagnosis It is the only weapon to protect the patient. Become aware of how to change eating habits, take prescribed medications, exercise can be controlled in 99 % of the cases.