Most people cannot feel that their blood pressure is too high. However, in the long term, blood pressure is essential to your health. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Blood clots in the heart or brain can cause death and leads to considerable disability for many people.
Fortunately, there is efficient medicine that can lower the blood pressure. However, it is rarely enough to just take pills. Almost all people with high blood pressure must change their way of living – if they want to live well. It concerns tobacco, alcohol, weight, food habits and exercise.
Together your lifestyle and your blood pressure decide your risk of having a blood clot in the heart or brain. The doctor can efficiently treat for a too high blood pressure with one or several kinds of medicine, but you have to do something about your life style yourself, if you want to live long and well. The aim of this section is to help you who suffers from too high blood pressure.
This chapter has three sections:
Tells you who has too high blood pressure and why. It also tells you how dangerous it is to have a high blood pressure
- Treatment at home
Tells you what you can do about too high blood pressure and what you further can do in order to reduce your risk of having a blood clot in the heart or brain
- The doctor’s treatment
Tells you what the doctor can do about your too high blood pressure and what he can do if you have a blood clot in the heart or brain.
Thorough knowledge of what you and your doctor can do to prevent blood clots will help you to live good and well.