6 Myths About High Blood Pressure


myths about high blood pressure

In today's fast-paced world, high blood pressure has become a common health condition among people from all walks of life. The rate at which a person's heart beats determines your blood pressure and severity. Several myths about this condition must be dispelled to make people more aware of this health condition.

This article will discuss the misconceptions and realities of high blood pressure. As it is said that information is power, you should be aware of the signs of this condition as it is possible to treat before it worsens.

Myths and Facts about High Blood Pressure

#Myth 1: Hypertension is not contagious

Fact: The condition of high blood pressure needs to be addressed timely and carefully. It is highly contagious and makes you vulnerable to even other severe health conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure and various body parts that can be damaged. There are no early signs or symptoms of high blood pressure; hence it is called a silent killer, and due to this, you can be at risk of heart attack or stroke in the future.

>>Check: What is High Blood Pressure?

#Myth 2: Men are more prone to high blood pressure than women

Fact: In today's modern lifestyle, both men and women can be prone to high blood pressure. According to research, men above the age of 50 may be at risk of high blood pressure, and women over 50 may develop high blood pressure after menopause.

#Myth 3: Inherited hypertension can’t be controlled

Fact: If you have inherited hypertension, you can easily control it by changing your lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle prevents hypertension and leaves a positive effect on your body. 

>>Also Read: Problem of High Blood Pressure in Women

#Myth 4: You can stop taking medicines as soon as your high blood pressure subsides

Fact: Taking medicines for this disease for a long time has a profound effect. If one stops taking medicine early, there is no problem in the initial days. But avoiding medicines for a long time can cause the issue of high blood pressure to resume. Therefore, the medicine should not be stopped without consulting the doctor.

#Myth 5: High blood pressure can never be cured

Fact: High blood pressure can be treated with a healthy lifestyle. The following things should be kept in mind to control this disease:

  • Eat nutritious food
  • Exercise regularly
  • Use less oil and spices in food
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol

#Myth 6: You get early signs of High Blood Pressure

Fact: There are no early signs of high blood pressure. Hence, if someone is diagnosed, the person has no clue of its early existence.  Therefore, doctors recommend keeping track of your blood pressure once every 3-4 months and addressing if there is any high blood pressure symptom.

To Conclude!

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