In the past two days, many patients and friends with high blood pressure were unable to control me and came to me for consultation. Many of them had severe complications of hypertension, such as proteinuria, renal impairment and cardiac hypertrophy, but they I still don't know, I was surprised to ask why they didn't control blood pressure early with antihypertensive drugs? They almost gave me similar answers, fearing that the antihypertensive drugs have side effects; some people think that they are still young, and it is too early to take the medicine now, for fear that there will be no medicine to choose from in the future. As far as I know, there are not a few people with the above ideas around. It is because of these misperceptions that many people have delayed the timing of treatment and caused irreversible substantial damage to important organs (hypertension, heart disease, hypertension Renal damage, cerebrovascular sclerosis ...), will also bring greater economic burden for future treatment.
Today, I talked with my friends about personal misunderstandings about the treatment of hypertension.
1. Worry about taking medicine for a lifetime, and later without medicine
Many young hypertensive patients always attribute the high blood pressure to family inheritance, which is a natural physiological phenomenon that should occur. They are afraid that they will take early life-long antihypertensive drugs and refuse early antihypertensive treatment. Others worry that antihypertensive drugs will produce "anti-hypertensive drugs." "Medical properties", if used too early, there will be no medicine to lower blood pressure in the future, try to carry it by yourself while there is no discomfort, and wait until you can't keep it, then consider how to choose a medicine.
It is a very wrong idea that antihypertensive drugs will develop drug resistance or wait for symptoms of hypertension! Human blood pressure is the pressure that acts on the blood vessel wall when blood flows in the blood vessel, and it is the driving force that promotes blood flow in the blood vessel. The current definition of normal blood pressure in Europe and China is as follows: ideal blood pressure is <120mHg and 80mmHg; normal blood pressure is 120-129mmHg and / or 80-84mmHg; normal high blood pressure is 130-139mmHg and / or 85-89mmHg; high Blood pressure level 1: 140-159mmHg and / or 90-99mmHg; hypertension level 2: 160-179mmHg and / or 100-109mmHg; hypertension level 3: ≥180 mmHg and / or ≥110 mmHg; simple systolic hypertension: ≥140 mmHg and <90 mmHg. The reason why human blood pressure is divided into so many levels is to tell us that high blood pressure is very harmful to human health. The higher the blood pressure, the earlier the harm to the human body occurs, the more ideal the blood pressure is controlled, and the The smaller the damage. Therefore, the new definition of ideal blood pressure appears in the latest definition of human blood pressure worldwide.