There are several causes of high blood pressure. One of the major causes of high blood pressure is poor diet. If there is an extensive unhealthy intake of food then that possibly means that large amounts of sodium are being ingested. The recommended daily intake of sodium is on thousand five hundred mg. meals that contain a lot of sodium also tends to have large quantities of saturated fat and cholesterol. Saturated fats and cholesterol serves to clog the arteries making the heart work extremely hard just to pump blood in the circulatory system.
If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart. This may also cause a heart attack or stroke, which can even be fatal. Although it is unclear what is the direct cause of high blood pressure, but these factors help in its development smoking, being overweight or obese, lack of physical activity too much salt in the diet, too much alcohol consumption (more than one to two drinks per day), stress, older age, genetics family history of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and sleep apnea One reason why it is important to keep blood pressure in check is that it can damage your arteries, which can lead to serious injuries. The arteries are very important to the body as it’s your main veins and if you have high blood pressure, it can damage them by limiting blood flow since the fat, that you don’t work of or the salt in your diet, enters your bloodstream and weakens the Arteries. This can also lead to life-threatening internal bleeding since blood flowing through the weakened arteries can
Plaque build-up in the arteries because of many factors such as nutrition, lack of physical activity, and or being overweight or obese. Other factors that are found to cause hypertension are stress, race/ ethnicity, age, alcohol, smoking and genetics (Understanding Yours Risks for High Blood Pressure, 2011). Topics such as race/ethnicity, age, and genetics cause high blood pressure and these are factors in your life that you cannot fully control because if you are grouped in a certain area you are automatically put at higher risks than others. Smoking, alcohol and stress on the other hand are factors that can be easily manipulated and if they are dealt with in the correct way ... ... middle of paper ... ...art Association. Retrieved November 21, 2011, from www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/UnderstandYourRiskforHighBloodPressure/Understand-Your-Risk-for-High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002052_Article.jsp#.TsgtfLKgmuI Weder, A.
High Blood Pressure is major health problem affecting the lives of many people. Most people are not aware of the many causes or solutions of high blood pressure. Causes can range from high sodium diets to high amounts of stress. In modern society, many people live a fast paced lifestyle, which puts them in a position to be more exposed to fast foods loaded with large quantities of sodium and stressful situations within their careers. Having high blood pressure means that there is a strong force of blood pushing against the artery walls throughout the circulation of the body.
Another type of cardiovascular disease is High Blood Pressure, which is when there the arteries are too small because there is a build up of cholesterol. When the blood is trying to run through the arteries the pressure is too high. Which can lead to damage to the body.
Secondly it contributes to hardening of the arteries and lastly, it also contributes to heart failure. A healthy heart is essential to life and having high blood pressure it not healthy for the heart. It has been proven that there are many different causes that have been linked to high blood pressure. First of all, there are some risk factors that play a roll in those that have high blood pressure. Risk factors include ones age, race, and even gender.
Even worse, it can cause stiffness in these blood-carrying vessels that can stimulate the stiffness caused by a high cholesterol and high fat diet. Though this stiffness is often temporary, it can be severe enough to trigger a variety of serious and even deadly heart problems. And these problems may occur even if you rarely, if ever,
A strong family history of heart attacks is a definite risk factor, reflecting some metabolic derangement in either cholesterol handling or some other factor. Being male, for reasons probably related to the protective effects of some female hormones, is also a relative risk. Cigarette smoking and high blood pressure are definite risks, both reversible in most cases.
If this pressure on the walls of the arteries stays too high over time it will damage the body in many ways. So if a person is overweight then they have a higher change of having high blood pressure. When a person is obese it can lead to a build of plaque in your arteries and if one of these areas of plaque rupture it can cause a blood clot to form. Hopefully this clot is not by a person’s brain because if it is it can block the flow of blood to your brain and cause a stroke. You also could get type two Diabetes which is a disease when the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is way too high.
Amaya’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is high and that results in problems because the thoracic cavity and the ribs are covered by a layer of fat and that reduces the functional residual capacity (FRC) as well. Amaya being obese, also faces the risk of aspiratory symptoms, such as breathlessness, particularly during exercise, even if they have no obvious respiratory illness. Obesity has a direct effect on respiratory functions, since it increases oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production, while at the same time it stiffens the respiratory system and increases the mechanical work needed for breathing making the person tired and out of breath really in a short period of time. As your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disease. Obesity in Amaya has the tendency to lead to heart failure.