Do you know that high blood pressure in the elderly might be caused by certain frequent habits? Not everyone who develops hypertension does so because of genetics or environmental factors; lifestyle choices, especially as we become older, play a major role.
In light of a Mayo Clinic paper on the subject, we'll examine some of the most typical behaviors that can lead to hypertension in the elderly in this piece. Relax and take in this article while you get some valuable knowledge.
Is it possible that the elderly's increased blood pressure is due to their everyday habits?
According to healthline One of the practices that can increase one's risk of hypertension is smoking or drinking to excess. Tobacco usage, in any form, can damage the heart and increase blood pressure since the body does not require the chemicals included in tobacco.
Sedentary behavior, like sitting around all day watching TV, can also raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. Hence, for the benefit of your heart, it's best if you can find time to work out at least twice a week.
Thirdly, overconsumption of salty or sodium-rich meals. Prepackaged foods, fast food, and other similar items tend to have high sodium content. If you care about your health, you should prioritize a diet high in potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.
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