Hypertension is becoming more and more common now. Many people do not understand it. The living conditions are getting better and better now. Why do so many people suffer from hypertension?
The cause of hypertension is still not very clear. What is more certain is that people with the following characteristics have a higher risk of hypertension than others.
A person who likes to eat salty food.
Salt contains sodium. The more salty you eat, the more sodium you eat. Sodium restrains the water in your body and increases the total amount of blood. You can imagine that in a pipeline, more water flows and the pressure will naturally increase. Therefore, eating more salt is prone to hypertension.
In addition to salt, soy sauce, oyster sauce, monosodium glutamate and other common seasonings, sodium content is also high. In addition, some seasonings that may not be salty will also contain sodium, such as salad dressing and mayonnaise. These seasonings should be used less.
If you want to know the sodium content in seasonings, you can pay more attention to the nutritional composition table on the package, which is marked with sodium content.
Person who is chronically nervous or quick-tempered
Long-term adverse stimuli, such as mental stress, emotional excitement, excessive anxiety, noise, etc., will affect the nervous and endocrine systems. If their regulation function on blood pressure is abnormal, hypertension will easily occur.
Obese and overweight people
Obese and overweight people are more likely to develop hypertension due to their heavy weight and increased heart burden. Data show that the risk of hypertension in obese people is 3 times that in normal weight people.
In addition to weight, one should also pay attention to one’s waist circumference, which is ≥ 90 cm for men or ≥ 85 cm for women. The risk of hypertension is more than 4 times that of people with normal waist circumference.
A heavy drinker
Drinking more than two ounces of white wine a day will over time cause alcohol to damage arteries and blood vessels in the body, causing arteriosclerosis and raising blood pressure. If you smoke again, the damage to blood vessels will be more serious and the increase in blood pressure will be more severe.
Genetic factors account for about 30% of the occurrence of hypertension. That is to say, people with hypertension in their families have a much higher risk of hypertension than the general population.
However, it is not to say that parents have hypertension, and children will also have hypertension 100%. If you develop good living habits, such as eating less salt, not smoking, not drinking, and maintaining a normal weight, you can still reduce the risk of hypertension.
For the sake of a healthy body, one should pay more attention to diet and exercise at ordinary times. One should not wait until one’s blood pressure rises before regretting it.
Author: Jing Yuan