by Javier Fuller
The human body functions like a machine. Just as a machine wears and tears down with regular use, the same happens with our body. With time, we humans fall prey to numerous diseases and disorders. These diseases and disorders take away the capability of a person to even perform the day-to-day activities, thus retarding him to a lifeless structure.
Of all the disorders that afflict a human body with age and time, the hypertension or high blood pressure is the most common and widespread. There are many reasons that contribute to the blood pressure nuisance, but all the reasons find their root in adoption of unhealthy lifestyle patterns.
Therefore to keep your body healthy and away from the problems created by blood pressure, the foremost step is to keep a regular tab on the rise and fall of your blood pressure. That is, diagnose your blood pressure regularly. Because if not controlled, it can create several other disorders in your body.
The most important step in the direction of high blood pressure diagnosis is buying home a blood pressure monitor. You need to take regular readings every day. A minimum of three readings per day is what is ideal for properly diagnosing your blood pressure and related problems.
Besides, some people are afflicted with the problem of hypertension running in their bloods. So a proper record of the family history is an important step in keeping a proper tab on your high blood pressure.
Regular physical examination of a person's body is also vital in keeping a check on the high blood pressure problem. Another advantage that a regular and good physical examination of the body carries with itself is that the other disorders that have been created in the body due to hypertension are also brought out through an elaborate physical examination.
There are several other pathological tests that can confirm the presence of hypertension or high blood pressure. ECG or Electrocardiogram is the most common and effective of them all. An ECG is a combination of many tests. They are blood test, urine test, cholesterol test, insulin test, blood cell count, to name a few. In simple terms, it in totality performs a comprehensive test of all your body components.
There are some cases where people suffer due to acute hypertension problems. In such cases, the diagnostic approach that should be followed should be also higher. Renal scintigraphy is the commonly used test in such cases of hypertension.
Nothing is impossible with round-the-clock advent in the scientific field. All you need to do is to be a little more aware about the developments in your body and good health will automatically follow you.