Reasons behind the high blood pressure

Reasons behind the high blood pressure

LAHORE: (APP) Reasons behind the high blood pressure


Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof. Khalid Mahmood has said that unbalanced life-style increases the risk of high blood pressure which can also paralyze body organs.


Prof. Khalid Mahmood stated this while talking to media persons regarding the threats of high blood pressure here Tuesday. This menace is on rise in Pakistan and mostly elderly people fall victim to this disease. He said that young people above 18 years could also suffer from some types of this disease and number of women facing this problem is even bigger than men in our society, mostly living in urban areas.


He said that 40 percent people of 40 years age group where as 80 to 90 percent of 50 years age group have suffered this disease.


Prof. Khalid Mahmood said that sometime this disease was not felt by the patients but their attitude and temperament indicated it. Such patients lose their temper at once and cannot walk smoothly. In this condition, the patients should immediately approach to doctor.


He said that environment, living culture, our habits and cleanliness conditions were the most important factors of this disease. There is no doubt that human body system and its problems can also cause this disease but a healthy and balanced environment can be a safeguard against this menace, he added.


Light exercise, walk and cycling could be very useful as preventive measures against this disease, he added.


He said that "we should prefer vegetables and fruit in our daily routine food and should abstain from spices, salt and oily food and try to keep ourselves cool and calm". This disease can be avoided by regularly watching level of our cholesterol and blood pressure, he concluded.