Causes of High blood Pressure in Pakistani People

Causes of High blood Pressure in Pakistani People

In this article we will discuss the causes of high blood pressure in Pakistani People.

Blood pressure

Blood Pressure is the pressure of our blood on the walls of our veins as our heart pumps it around our body.

A blood pressure reading under 120/80 is considered best. Readings over 120/80mmHg and up to 139/89 are in the normal to little high range.

Our blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time. High blood pressure is when our blood pressure is persistently higher than normal.

High Blood Pressure in Pakistani People

Recent studies show that many Pakistani people are suffering with high blood pressure. There are many reasons of high blood pressure in Pakistani people.

Heart diseases in Pakistan are gradually increasing due to high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

What are the causes high blood pressure in Pakistani People?

The exact causes of high blood pressure among most of the people of Pakistan are not clear. Mostly following reasons can be a cause of your high blood pressure if you are living in Pakistan.

  • Unhealthy Eating patterns
  • Eating of salty foods
  • Over Weight
  • Low Physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Problems of Job
  • Stress due to family problems
  • Unavailability of basic needs to your children.
  • Older age
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Adrenal and thyroid disorders
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy
  • Unhealthy life style
  • Depression

Blood Pressure readings

A stethoscope identifies the precise point when the pulse sound returns as the pressure of the cuff is slowly released. A blood pressure reading has a top number (systolic) and bottom number (diastolic). The ranges are:

90 over 60 (90/60) or less:

It means that you may have low blood pressure.

More than 90 over 60 (90/60) and less than 120 over 80 (120/80):

It shows that you have normal blood pressure so you need to continue your healthy life style in order to maintain it.

More than 120 over 80 and less than 140 over 90 (120/80-140/90):

It is showing that you have a normal blood pressure reading but it is a little higher than it should be so you should try to make it lower.

140 over 90 (140/90) or higher (over a number of weeks):

It is showing that your blood pressure is high means you have high blood pressure so you need to change your lifestyle in order to lower it and you should consult doctor to take any medicines.

If your top number is 140 or more:

Then it means that you have high blood pressure regardless of your bottom reading.

Your bottom number is 90 or more:

It means that you have high blood pressure regardless of your top reading.

Top number is 90 or less:

You have low blood pressure regardless of your bottom reading.

Bottom number is 60 or less:

It means that you have low blood pressure regardless of your bottom reading.

 How you can maintain a healthy blood pressure level in Pakistan

  • Obey the doctors advises.
  • Always go to doctor for your regular checkups.
  • Do exercise on daily basis
  • Avoid salty foods.
  • Make a healthy life style
  • Give time for relaxation.
  • Try to sleep at least seven hours.
  • Do not take blood pressure medicine by yourself without consulting any doctor.
  • Be relax and do not think too much about problems.
  • Trust on Allah that he will resolve your problems.
  • Try to make yourself busy and get away from TV talk shows.
  • Watch comedy shows instead of political talk shows.