Increased pressure in men and women
Сardiologists named the main mistakes that hypertensive people commit
Leading experts in cardiology have told about errors, due to which the increased pressure in men and women can jump even more and lead to serious complications up to heart attacks and dementia.
although scientists have long refuted the myth of meteosensitivity, cardiologists recognize that when the vessels are already damaged and the nerves are shattered (like most of us), climatic changes often do not pass without a trace, scientists have long denied the myth of meteosensitivity, cardiologists recognize: when the vessels are already damaged and the nerves shaken (like most of us), climatic changes often do not pass without a trace.
The weather jumps this summer – then rain, then the sun, then the cold snap – can not leave anyone indifferent. Particularly gets hypertensive patients, in the detachment of which almost every second citizen of our country gets older than 40 years. And although scientists have long refuted the myth of meteosensitivity, cardiologists recognize that when the vessels are already damaged and the nerves are shaken (like most of us), climatic changes often do not pass without a trace. But after all to the doctor at each frequency of palpitation and an attack of a headache you do not run, but on the Internet of useful advice on a case of problems with pressure a pond prudi. And blatant errors in these recommendations – the sea, doctors are indignant. How to not lose the remnants of health and not earn a heart attack – leading misconceptions committed by hypertensives and those who give them advice, warned through the “Komsomolskaya” leading experts in cardiology.
CAUTION WITH MASSAGE
Massage, physiotherapy and spa procedures are often recommended to relax, relieve stress or, conversely, come into tonus, correct the back and heal joints. But for hypertensive patients and other cores such procedures can end very badly.
– Massage is a load not only on the muscles, but also on the vessels. And if they are damaged, rigid, as it happens in people with hypertension, they react to such a load with spasms. As a result, the already high blood pressure in men and women often jumps even more. There may even be an attack of angina pectoris (severe pain in the region of the heart.) – Edited in the program “Hunters for Myths” on the radio “KP”, cardiologist, leading researcher of the State Research Center for Preventive Medicine, expert of the League of National Health Olga Molchanova.
Therefore, hypertensive patients need to measure pressure before each massage session and it is desirable to do an ECG (electrocardiogram, if there are any deviations, the procedure is canceled.) It is also not recommended to warm up the joints that are close to the heart area – for physiotherapy and spa, only the hip, knee and ankle joints. And be careful with the baths: often there are added plant extracts and other substances that can cause or constriction (spasms) of peripheral vessels, or, conversely, their expansion. blood pressure problems such jumps unsafe, so be sure to consult with your doctor about the composition of bath additives.
– Often people think that everything is bad and you need to run to the doctor, take medicine, only if you feel your blood pressure – noises in your ears, headache, etc. – describes the typical situation of Candidate of Medical Sciences, a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin. – In fact, when the debut of hypertension, when the pressure only begins to increase, the vessels are still quite elastic, and the cerebral blood flow continues to remain stable in a fairly wide range of pressure changes. Due to this, a person simply does not feel that pressure rises, he has no headache and other unpleasant symptoms.
However, the damage to the vessels, alas, is coming. Therefore, it is important to remember that your state of health is far from the most reliable indicator, and from the age of 40 it is desirable to measure pressure regularly, at least once a week. If several times the numbers on the tonometer exceed 135/85 mm Hg, consult a doctor to take the tests, advises Dr. Ashihmin. Recall: the diagnosis of “hypertension” is made at a pressure above 140/90 mm Hg, but if at home measurement you get indicators close to such a boundary, it is an alarm bell and an occasion to check the condition of the heart and blood vessels, says the expert.
On the “Upper” we watch, “lower” we do not assess
Most of us are most afraid of the high figures of systolic (“upper”) pressure. If this indicator is not very terrible, even with an increased diastolic (“lower”) pressure, many are slow to run to the doctor and / or take prescribed medications.