High blood pressure is no more a rare condition. In fact, even people in their early 20s are prone to the risks of high blood pressure. Thus, high blood pressure is not a matter that can be taken lightly; it is a matter that demands urgent attention. In the absence of proper treatment, high blood pressure can lead to grave problems like heart attacks, strokes and circulatory diseases.
What causes high blood pressure?
The exact causes of high blood pressure are not known. However, several factors and conditions may play a role in its development. These include:
There are two important components in blood pressure readings. These include the systolic (top number) and diastolic (bottom number). Here is a list of what each level indicates:
The exercises prescribed by physiotherapists are patient specific i.e. different combinations are used for each patient. Physical therapists also help you stay motivated and healthy, as a long-term solution. Sometimes exercises are also prescribed to reduce weight of patients.
Other methods used for reducing high blood pressure include stress relief and massages. For patients who suffer from high blood pressure mainly due to anxiety and stress, massages can be a powerful weapon in lowering blood pressure readings. This is because massages work by reducing steroid hormones, a good indicator of stress levels.
Physical therapy at HCR
The physical therapy techniques used at HCR are always the latest with cutting edge practices and technology. At HCR, we believe in the use of a combination of techniques such as electrotherapy, ultrasound, ice, heat and massages to achieve the desired results.