High Blood Pressure: THIS toilet habit is a warning sign of hypertension

High Blood pressure aka Hypertension is one of the common ailments across the world and unfortunately, the number is only rising. Did you know more than a billion people have high blood pressure worldwide? Yes, that's right! High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of premature death.
High Blood Pressure: THIS toilet habit is a warning sign of hypertensionHigh Blood Pressure: THIS toilet habit is a warning sign of hypertension
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High Blood pressure aka Hypertension is one of the common ailments across the world and unfortunately, the number is only rising. Did you know more than a billion people have high blood pressure worldwide? Yes, that's right! High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of premature death.

For the unversed, during the condition, the blood pressure against the wall of arteries is higher than normal and the same, over a period of time, if not treated, can lead damage of blood vessels and heart as well.

The same also leads to other health issues such as stroke, heart attack, eye, brain and kidney disorders. The disorder is often called as a silent killer as the signs of it are quite easily missable. Poor diet, genetics, obesity, alcohol habit, older age, stress and smoking habits among others are few causes of hypertension.

Speaking of signs, severe headaches, fatigue, vision issues, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeat, neck, ear, and chest pain are some signs. If you see these symptoms then you should get your BP checked. Talking about one of the signs, a urine habit is also one of them. Urine habits can give a lot of clues about your health and if you are frequently visiting loo then the same could be a sign of hypertension.

As per a study, which was presented at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society, a higher number of trips to the washroom could be one of the reasons for hypertension. 

One of the authors, Doctor Satoshi Konno, of the Division of Hypertension, said, "Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night, called nocturia, you may have elevated blood pressure and excess fluid in your body." Konno added, "If you continue to have nocturia, ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and salt intake."

For the unversed, high salt intake often results in nocturia. The author also stated that getting up during the night to urinate was linked to a 40 percent greater chance of having high blood pressure. Konno said, "The more visits to the toilet, the greater the risk of hypertension." People who have nocturia may get up two to six times during the night.

How to curb and prevent Hypertension?
Aside from medications, simple lifestyle changes such as reducing salt intake, drinking alcohol in moderation, regular physical activity, weight control and reducing smoking should be incorporated. The only way to know your BP is low or high is regular check-ups.

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