There are two types of hypertension: primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Many scientists and doctors do not know the causes of primary hypertension, but they commonly understand that primary hypertension is related with parents, or so called heredity. The secondary hypertension is mostly caused by some underlying conditions.
The causes of hypertension or high blood pressure are unknown if hypertension is categorized as primary hypertension. Yet, sufferers should not be worried about the causes. The first thing you have to do is to visit your doctor and to have you blood pressure measured. Once you know that you have high blood pressure or hypertension, you need to take action immediately. Quit smoking if you are smoker. Cut down your alcohol consumption if you are a drinker. You need to start with your new lifestyle – a healthy lifestyle.
More than 60 percent of people over 65 years old have hypertension. You might not have hypertension when you are 50 years old, but most likely you will develop hypertension in the future. Thus, the prevention of getting hypertension by adopting healthy lifestyle becomes very important. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition that many people experience in their lives. This hypertension may be permanent if it is a primary one, especially when the sufferer neglects every preventive precaution. On the other hand, some people may suffer from hypertension temporarily. They used to have a healthy lifestyle, do not smoke and do not drink, and exercise daily. However, those people may have a high level of stress due to their working environment, and then develop to get hypertension. If they continue having stress in their life for a long period of time, without any effort to solve it, their hypertension may become permanent.
If you suffer from hypertension caused by stress, you may learn and practice yoga or any other type of meditation. Yoga or meditation has the advantages such as releases your stress, therefore will eliminate your hypertension. Another way to reduce your stress is to take a few days off from your job and take vacation. You have to be very careful for not letting your stress to develop into hypertension.
When all the efforts you have tried to stop hypertension failed, you should look for alternative treatments. Before you adopt any alternative treatment to treat your hypertension, we advise you to see and consult with your doctor.