Senior Living and High Blood Pressure
As the person advances into his senior age, his health starts
deteriorating even he has been eating healthy food and exercising properly throughout his life.
Many problems may arise but the main problem is the hypertension. Hypertension is still a thing to
be worried about in senior ages but after the age of 80, high blood pressure is a common thing to
be observed, when stage-2 hypertension develops. In this case the systolic pressure rises to 160 mm
of Hg and diastolic pressure rises to 120 mm of Hg. Not only stage-2 hypertension, many other
health complications do occur to a person after the age of 80, including heart disease, kidney
disease, diabetes etc. for which it is important to take medicines and hypertension medicine is
known to aggravate such complexities even more, so doctors avoid prescribing hypertension medicine
to people over 80 years of age, as this can worsen the situation, instead of improving.
the ways you can compliment your senior
But still you have to reduce the blood
pressure and you know you have to do it without the medicine. But this is also possible
by modifying the lifestyle according to the healthy ways. Some of the habits that you must
develop are following:
· Keep on exercising and also lose your weight, if you are
· Sodium intake must be reduced significantly.
· Dietary Approaches Stop hypertension (DASH) is a diet
which is aimed at increasing the content of grains, fish, poultry, fresh vegetables and fruits
consumption and reduce sodium intake. This diet must be adopted.
· Along with many other health benefits, blood pressure is
also reduced by the use of Omega-3 fish oil supplements. So you must also take it as well.
So it is highly recommended to adopt these measures
because in senior ages you are likely to get hypertensive and doctors won’t prescribe you a
medicine as it might make the other health issues more complex.