Causes And Ways To Deal With Systolic Blood Pressure 175?
, my father recently looked lethargic, initially thought because of the frequent work of melting, so tired. Already told to rest more, but the situation still does not improve. Out of curiosity, so my father tried to check at the health center. The doctor said, my father’s blood pressure was 145, only my father did not know that systolic or diastolic. Given the medicine with the doctor, I don’t know what the medicine is. After the medicine ran out, my father returned to the health center to check the development of my father’s health, it’s getting better or what. But the same doctor even said that my father’s blood pressure rose to 175. Only my father forgot to ask again that it was systolic or diastolic. Already given advice to the doctor what to do, but I’m still curious, what should my father do. So what should the doctor do?
Hello Siskafyn, thank you for asking.
Basically, normal blood pressure means systolic blood pressure below 120 mmHg and diastolic below 80 mmHg. Blood pressure is said to be high (hypertension) when systolic blood pressure is above or equal to 140 mmHg and diastolic is above or equal to 90 mmHg.
Not all hypertension gives symptoms. Most hypertension lasts for years without symptoms. This is what causes people often do not realize that they have hypertension. Hypertension provides symptoms when target organ damage has occurred. For example damage to the heart or kidneys.
In your father, blood pressure 175 or 145, both systolic and diastolic, is included in hypertension. Hypertension that does not improve with first-line treatment, should receive further treatment by a cardiologist.
The doctor may have to do an EKG or echocardiography. The doctor will determine the function of your heart and then make the diagnosis. The treatment will be adjusted to the diagnosis. If certain therapies do not work, the doctor may have to change the type of drug or increase the dose.
Your father should also start to adopt a healthy lifestyle and diet.
7-8 hours night rest.
Recognize and overcome stress factors as much as possible.
Moderate aerobic exercise, 3-5 times a week 30 minutes each.
Stop smoking, caffeine consumption, and alcohol consumption.
Limit salt and sugar intake.
Expand vegetables, fruits, low-fat animal protein, vegetable protein, and choose the type of unsaturated fat.
Limit consumption of factory processed foods.
That is my explanation. Hopefully add to your horizons. Regards.