Is our blood pressure rising due to the pandemic? - VietBF
 
 
 
News Library Technology Giải Trí Portals Tin Sốt Home

HOME

NEWS 24h

ZONE 1

ZONE 2

Phim Bộ

Phim Lẻ

Ca Nhạc

Breaking

Go Back   VietBF > Other News|Tin Khác > Health Care in English


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2022   #1
florida80
R11 Độc Cô Cầu Bại
 
florida80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 112,401
Thanks: 7,299
Thanked 45,972 Times in 12,783 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 511 Post(s)
Rep Power: 139
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 10
Default Is our blood pressure rising due to the pandemic?

Early in the pandemic, it was revealed that having high blood pressure, also called hypertension, put people at greater risk for having severe complications related to COVID-19. The heightened attention on blood pressure continued, and in December 2021, the American Heart Association reported that blood pressure levels have increased across the board for men and women during the past two years.

Experts attribute the rise to more people engaging in behaviors — fueled by the pandemic — that contribute to high blood pressure, such as eating processed food, which can lead to weight gain; increasing alcohol use; and decreasing exercise and physical activity. There is also the added factor of the elevated stress levels people have been experiencing during this time.

According to Dr. David Hall, a board-certified internal medicine doctor with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, the nationwide rise in blood pressure is hitting close to home too. Increasing numbers of patients in the San Diego area have been diagnosed with hypertension, some for the very first time.

“I have also noticed elevation of blood pressure in patients with previously controlled hypertension,” he says. “This is concerning because elevated blood pressure over time can lead to serious complications, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure.”

A rise in blood pressure can be gradual or it can rapidly spike. For patients susceptible to hypertension, risk factors that quickly elevate blood pressure include drinking more than two alcoholic drinks a day, eating a high-sodium diet, and dealing with acute and chronic stress.

Such stress can trigger an increase in blood pressure by raising levels of adrenaline and cortisol. Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, also contribute to high blood pressure.

Controlling hypertension with the help of your doctor
Dr. Hall recommends that if you experience a sudden increase in blood pressure to promptly contact your primary care doctor to rule out any secondary causes. You should have your blood pressure taken at every appointment. If the reading comes back as elevated, blood pressure should be retaken to verify the numbers.

If you have elevated blood pressure, there are several ways to monitor and control it:

Initial guidance — Your doctor can instruct you on how to take blood pressure recordings at home and make healthy lifestyle changes.
Follow-up — A follow-up visit should be scheduled for high blood pressure. Close contact should be maintained with your care provider until your hypertension is well controlled. Then, follow-up appointments every 6 months are recommended.
Medication and treatment — If your blood pressure remains high, your doctor might discuss treatment options with you, such as blood pressure medication.
Testing — Your kidney function will also be monitored with annual blood and urine tests.
Health coaching — If you have difficult-to-control blood pressure or need additional monitoring or education, Sharp offers health coaches who keep in contact with you and provide support, education and guidance.
Ways to lower blood pressure on your own
While medical intervention to treat high blood pressure is often necessary, dietary changes can also have an immense impact. “Lifestyle modification is crucial and is the backbone of all hypertension treatment,” confirms Dr. Hall.

He recommends switching to a DASH diet or Mediterranean diet. These are generally low in refined carbohydrates and sugar, rich in fruits and vegetables, and include a moderate amount of lean proteins, like chicken and fish, and healthy fats, such as olive oil, nuts and avocados.

In some studies, this type of diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure 5 to 10 points. Cutting back on sodium to no more than 1,500 milligrams a day can reduce blood pressure an additional 4 to 5 points.

Combined with a healthy diet, exercising for 90 to 150 minutes a week can also significantly lower blood pressure. These changes will often lead to weight loss, which also improves blood pressure. Stress reduction and limiting alcohol intake can also make a big difference.

Talk with your primary care doctor if you are concerned about your hypertension management. Together, you can come up with an appropriate plan to treat it, make lifestyle changes and reduce your risk of serious complications.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Is-our-blood-pressure-rising-in-this-pandemic-HN2882-Cover-Sized.png
Views:	0
Size:	43.5 KB
ID:	2011238  
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Facebook Comments


 
iPad Tablet Menu

HOME

Breaking News

Society News

VietOversea

World News

Business News

Other News

History

Car News

Computer News

Game News

USA News

Mobile News

Music News

Movies News

Sport News

ZONE 1

ZONE 2

Phim Bộ

Phim Lẻ

Ca Nhạc

Thơ Ca

Help Me

Sport Live

Stranger Stories

Comedy Stories

Cooking Chat

Nice Pictures

Fashion

School

Travelling

Funny Videos

NEWS 24h

HOT 3 Days

NEWS 3 Days

HOT 7 Days

NEWS 7 Days

HOT 30 Days

NEWS 30 Days

Member News

Tin Sôi Nổi Nhất 24h Qua

Tin Sôi Nổi Nhất 3 Ngày Qua

Tin Sôi Nổi Nhất 7 Ngày Qua

Tin Sôi Nổi Nhất 14 Ngày Qua

Tin Sôi Nổi Nhất 30 Ngày Qua
Diễn Đàn Người Việt Hải Ngoại. Tự do ngôn luận, an toàn và uy tín. V́ một tương lai tươi đẹp cho các thế hệ Việt Nam hăy ghé thăm chúng tôi, hăy tâm sự với chúng tôi mỗi ngày, mỗi giờ và mỗi giây phút có thể. VietBF.Com Xin cám ơn các bạn, chúc tất cả các bạn vui vẻ và gặp nhiều may mắn.
Welcome to Vietnamese American Community, Vietnamese European, Canadian, Australian Forum, Vietnamese Overseas Forum. Freedom of speech, safety and prestige. For a beautiful future for Vietnamese generations, please visit us, talk to us every day, every hour and every moment possible. VietBF.Com Thank you all and good luck.


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:50.
VietBF - Vietnamese Best Forum Copyright ©2006 - 2024
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Log Out Unregistered

Page generated in 0.06368 seconds with 13 queries