How to deal with hypertension during COVID-19 times

Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120

Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. It also strongly increases the risk of major heart events and kidney disease.

COVID usually attack people more with co-morbidity, about one-third of adults have hypertension. So far there is no evidence that people with hypertension have a greater risk of serious COVID-19 infection than people who do not have hypertension.

Also, there is currently no evidence that the types of medications used to treat hypertension alter the probability of getting COVID-19 disease or changing its severity. But prevention and staying cautious is necessary.

# People with hypertension have to continue taking your blood pressure medications as prescribed and should regularly measure your blood pressure at home.

# Drink more water! It can save you from many ailments. Make up a schedule to ensure that throughout the day you drink fluids on a regular basis.

# Physical activity is utmost necessity take a walk outside the home, provided social distance is maintained. One can also do regular exercise at home.

# limit sodium intake, limit less than 2.3 grams of salt per day. People with other health condition also follow this.

# some people with hypertension who have high risk of the complications of hypertension as well as from the COVID-19 flu like old individuals above 60 with a previous heart condition, stroke or kidney disease should take all your prescribed medications, and seek medical help rather than self-treatment.

# People with Diabetes and high cholesterol have to keep taking all prescribed medications, keep proper hydration and physical activity.

# People with chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma, and being a current or former smoker: in case of symptoms like shortness of breath/cough – and seek medical help rapidly.

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