High blood pressure is seen in one out of every three people in our country. Almost half of high blood pressure patients are unaware of their disease. However, although genetic predisposition plays an important role, we can prevent or control this disease by making life changes.
How Can We Avoid High Blood Pressure Disease?
- By eating healthy,
- By limiting salt consumption,
- By exercising regularly,
- By providing our weight control,
- Eating a balanced diet, for example a Mediterranean diet
- not smoking,
- By controlling additional diseases that cause hypertension,
- Going to the doctor regularly…
There is a direct relationship between unhealthy diet and high blood pressure. It has also been proven by scientific studies that a healthy and balanced diet plan reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure, while lowering the already high blood pressure. Even reducing high-cholesterol fatty foods and foods rich in saturated fats, and including fresh vegetables, fruits, low-fat daily milk and dairy products balance blood pressure. Eating healthy, doing sports, maintaining weight control… These are the things we need to protect us from almost all diseases. Same for high blood pressure. Therefore, if you want to be protected from high blood pressure, you should switch to a healthy life. Don’t forget to include quitting smoking and limiting alcohol in your diet and sports change.
The World Health Organization says that 6 grams of salt a day is sufficient. We get this amount from our meals without any supplements. Therefore, removing the salt shakers from the table to the cabinets will be an important step to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
There are some diseases that cause hypertension. The most important of these are kidney diseases, thyroid diseases, sleep apnea, diabetes and obesity. If you want to be protected from high blood pressure, you should also be protected from these diseases. On the other hand, you should go to the doctor regularly and have your check-ups. As in many diseases, early diagnosis is important in hypertension. We recommend that people over the age of 40 have a check-up once a year.