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What is high blood pressure?
Over 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, and it is the number one reason for office visits. The percentage of people with high blood pressure generally increases with age. For instance, about 30% of the “baby boomers” from age 45 to 54 have high blood pressure: for people age 55 to 65, it jumps to 44%. These are the estimated figures for the year 2000 according to the American Heart Association. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that 90% of Americans may develop high blood pressure in their lives.7 The information in this website is invaluable to prevent and treat hypertension.
High blood pressure can lead to hardening of the arteries, kidney damage, enlarged heart muscle, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, vessel weakness, and angina pectoris. The medical profession considers essential hypertension an incurable disease of unknown causes, and therefore drug therapy is prescribed for life. However, much research has shown essential hypertension to be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has been named “the silent killer” because unless blood pressure is extremely high, there usually are no overt symptoms. Heart attacks are also more likely to be fatal when accompanied by high blood pressure. High blood pressure adds to the workload of your heart and arteries. Because your heart must work harder than normal for a long time, it tends to get bigger. A very enlarged heart is weaker and does not have reserves in case of a heart attack. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has been named “the silent killer” because unless blood pressure is extremely high, there usually are no overt symptoms. Heart attacks are also more likely to be fatal when accompanied by high blood pressure. High blood pressure adds to the workload of your heart and arteries. Because your heart must work harder than normal for a long time, it tends to get bigger. A very enlarged heart is weaker and does not have reserves in case of a heart attack.
Not knowing your blood pressure can be detrimental to your health. Become familiar with your blood pressure. In addition to following your doctor’s advice, buy an inexpensive blood pressure cuff and track your blood pressure to alert yourself to any problems as well as help track your progress. You will learn how to do this in Chapter 5.
Blood pressure of 120/80 is considered normal. You pronounce 120/80 “one twenty over eighty.” The first number is called the systolic pressure. Systolic pressure is measured when the heart contracts to pump your blood. The second number, the diastolic, is measured when the heart relaxes and allows blood to flow into the heart.8 Even pressures as low as 90/60 are indicative of health or low cardiovascular disease risk. Athletes often have blood pressure lower than 120/80.
What pressure is correct for you? Only when your mind and body are balanced will you know. As you work toward balance using the modalities in this book your pressure will gradually become what is best for your physiology.
When the cardiovascular system and other risk factors are out of balance, hypertension can result. Optimal blood pressure is 120/80 mg Hg (systolic/diastolic) or less. Normal pressure is below 130/85; high normal is 130-139/85-89. When blood pressure is above 140/90, a person is considered hypertensive.
Hypertension is divided into four stages: mild 140-159/90-99; moderate 160-179/100-109; severe 180-209/110-119; and very severe is over 210/120. If there is a disparity between systolic and diastolic pressures, use the higher measurement to determine the appropriate category. If your systolic pressure is 165 (moderate) and diastolic is 92 (mild) you would fit into the moderate hypertensive category. A systolic reading, between 140-159, which is considered mild, can be a warning sign for more severe hypertension. This is true even if diastolic pressure is normal.
A child’s blood pressure is normally much lower than an adult’s. Children are at risk for hypertension if they exceed the following levels: 116/76 for ages 3-5; 122/78 for ages 6-9; 126/82 for ages 10-12 and 136/86 for ages 13-15.9
Generally speaking, blood pressure varies in a predictable way throughout the day. During work, blood pressure is usually highest. It drops slightly at home. During sleep pressure decreases to its lowest level, and suddenly increases when waking and getting up. People with severe high blood pressure are at the highest risk for heart attack and stroke when they wake up.10
In most cases, the medical profession diagnoses hypertension as “essential” hypertension, meaning that a specific cause cannot be identified. Essential hypertension, also known as “primary” hypertension, is by far the most common type of high blood pressure accounting for 90% of cases.11 The other 10% of hypertension cases have identifiable causes and are usually temporary.
Evidence demonstrates living a healthy lifestyle is more important than genetic risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. Genetic predisposition to disease is not written in stone, as health and healing are always possible. You will learn the conventional medical concepts about genetic factors, and how to heal beyond them.
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