High blood pressure – How to protect ourselves from arterial hypertension?

High blood pressure – How to protect ourselves from arterial hypertension?

Arterial hypertension is also known as a "silent murderer" and unfortunately, it justifies the name.

It is not revealed until it harms the body. Arterial hypertension is a risk factor for the heart, brain, kidney and vascular diseases.

People over 50 years old should be especially attentive, because high blood pressure, arterial hypertension occurs at a very high frequency from this age, and rarely for young people below 30.

National Center of Surgery’s cardiologist and academic doctor of medicine Lika Khosroshvili discusses high blood pressure.

Ms. Khosroshvili stated - „The causes of hypertensive disease is not fully established, but it is important to merge the hereditary prejudices with undesired influences of external factors such as excess weight, nervous stress, high consumption of table salt, alcohol, cigarettes, diabetes, increased cholesterol levels in the blood and etc."

Blood pressure and nutrition.

The nutrition of hypertensive patients should consist of fruits and vegetables. It is desirable to eat food rich in magnesium, calcium and  potassium.

 Low-fat dairy products and food rich in vegetable oils are recommended. Also, you should control the amount of the received and discharges fluids.

Physical activity is beneficial. Even a stroll every day min. half an hour.

Obesity is dangerous, control the weight.

High blood pressure, hypertension and its’ symptoms

Most frequently hypertension without complication proceeds asymptomatically.

The symptoms associated with hypertension include:

  • Headache
  • Noise in the air
  • Dizziness
  • Common weakness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blurred vission
  • Drowsiness
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Aslo, it frequently manifests as a bleeding nose;

Because of arterial hypertension, cases of stroke, heart attack and heart failure increases.

National Center of Surgery address: Tbilisi, Dighomi, Chachava N5.

You may contact National Center of Surgery’s call center at 577 119 119 or 2 02 25 25.

In case of any issues, you may contact National Center of Surgery’s cardiologist Lika Khosroshvili for consultation at 577 37 33 35.

Wish you health!