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One of the problems with hypertension is that it has no symptoms. The only way to diagnose this potentially dangerous condition is to measure your blood pressure over a long period of time. You may have hypertension, but you still feel so healthy. Therefore, it's often called the "silent killer." As a result, it is necessary to use a blood pressure monitor to manage your blood pressure.

1. Use a blood pressure monitor to manage health

Extremely high blood pressure readings, i.e. readings of 180/120 and above, are considered an emergency and require urgent medical attention, especially when the user has the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, vision changes, difficulty in speaking, etc.

Age is a factor that affects hypertension, as the chances of developing hypertension increase with age. So preparing a blood pressure monitor for the elderly at home can manage their health in real time. You may be at greater risk if you have a family history of hypertension.

Another cause of hypertension can be lifestyle issues, including eating too much salt, not getting enough exercise, being overweight or obese, regularly drinking heavily, smoking, and chronic sleep deprivation. You can reduce your chances of developing hypertension by making some lifestyle changes. To lower your blood pressure, it is recommended that you quit smoking, limit your alcohol intake, and reduce your caffeine intake. You should also make sure to eat more fruits, vegetables, and reduce your salt intake each day. Finally, good sleep is an important factor in reducing your risk of hypertension, and it is recommended that you get at least six hours of sleep each night.

2. Use a blood pressure monitor to manage blood pressure during exercise

It's normal for your systolic blood pressure (the higher of your two blood pressure readings, taken when your heart pumps blood through your body) to increase when you're exercising vigorously. This is because your muscles need more oxygen, so your heart has to work harder to deliver it. Diastolic blood pressure should not change significantly between heartbeats.

Normal blood pressure is approximately 120/80 mmHg. It may go up to 140/90 after aerobic exercise like running or swimming, although this is a rough number since blood pressure varies from person to person. Then it should be back to normal after a few hours. If you use a blood pressure monitor and see that your systolic blood pressure rises above 200 mmHg due to strenuous exercise, it is called exercise-induced hypertension. This may indicate a problem with your blood pressure and you should seek medical advice.

Of course, regular exercise can also help reduce your risk of hypertension. It strengthens your heart so that it can keep your body pumping blood more efficiently. That said, if you have hypertension, you should avoid high-intensity workouts that can put too much stress on your heart. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor.

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