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Debunking Misconceptions About Blood Pressure: Insights from a Cardiologist

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Dr. Nino Sucilia, head of the cardiology department at the Institute of Clinical Research in the Moscow Region, said that high blood pressure can also appear at an early age.

The expert notes that every sixth person suffers from high blood pressure, but does not know about it. For this reason, this disease is called the “silent killer”, as in the absence of symptoms, a sudden stroke can occur.

An expert describes the view that only the elderly suffer from horrendous high blood pressure. After all, the disease can be diagnosed even in children. Therefore, she emphasizes that the only way to know if a person has high blood pressure is to measure it.

She notes that feeling good does not guarantee that blood pressure will not rise.

She emphasizes that the common misconception that you should not take medication when blood pressure is normal is dangerous. Of course, you can refuse medication, but after a few days the pressure will rise again. Therefore, these drugs must be taken for life to control its normal level.

And the doctor advises to pay attention to the diet, and you don’t need to completely refuse to use salt, but you need to use its ideal amount, which is 4-5 grams per day.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.

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