When treating high blood pressure it helps a lot if it is detected in an early phase, because it appears a long time before its symptoms and complications do. If it’s detected early, much of the damage it does to the organs in the body can be prevented, and lowering blood pressure can be done easier. This is the first step that should be taken in high blood pressure treatment.
Afterward, when what is called “pre-hypertension” is discovered, several other things should be done in order to lower the blood pressure. For example, patients should change their lifestyle quite often. The doctors recommend this for pre-hypertensive people. They are stating that life-style changes helps to lower blood pressure a lot for them. If your blood pressure reading starts exceeding 140/90 mm Hg, you can treat yourself by changing your lifestyle and taking the prescribed medicines. This, together with quitting smoking and drinking significantly helps to lower blood pressure. People must be made aware of these facts in order to help to prevent and/or lowering blood pressure and to reduce the risks of heart attacks and kidney failures.
As said before the blood pressure reading is very important when trying to prevent hypertension. For example, if you discover that the diastolic pressure is situated somewhere between 85 and 90 mm Hg you must consult a doctor and follow a different treatment because there have been cases where people with blood pressure of these values suffered from end-organ damage, and for some patients aged around 65 years old, the risk of cardiovascular damage increased when their diastolic blood pressure increased. These patients were suffering from diabetes and were smoking. Therefore, it is recommended to immediately visit a doctor and lower your blood pressure if the readings indicate such levels.
Besides lifestyle changes, of course, proper medication has an important role in lowering blood pressure. Medication should be administered right when high blood pressure is discovered in order for it to have its best effects in lowering blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure and also diabetes there are special drugs that help to treat both at the same time. Therefore, the conclusion is that in order to successfully and quickly lower blood pressure it must be discovered and treated while it is still in an early stage.