Consumption Of Spicy Food And Its Relation To The Incidence Of Hypertension?
, I want to ask. If the spicy taste or chili itself including pepper can it be a trigger for hypertension / high blood pressure like salt?
Hi Kang Kung ... Thank you for the question.
Hypertension / high blood pressure is a condition where the blood pressure is more than 130/80 mmHg. High blood pressure is dangerous because it can be a risk factor for various diseases such as kidney failure, stroke, heart failure. Symptoms that are often complained of by people with high blood pressure are headache, weakness, chest pain, vision problems, shortness of breath.
Some of the causes of hypertension occur are:
age; the more you age, the higher the risk of high blood pressure
heredity in the family
lack of activity
consumption of foods and beverages such as: high fat (chicken skin, red meat, butter), packaged foods and fast food, coffee and drinks that contain caffeine, foods that are high in salt
Therefore it's good to routinely do a blood pressure check to find out your blood pressure. In addition to maintaining blood pressure within normal limits, it can do things like:
Keep your weight balanced
Eat nutritious foods
Get enough sleep every day
Avoid psychological stress
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