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Pre-Hypertension is not an illness, but it is a signal  that illness lies ahead. Pre-Hypertension is a warning sign that a person may get high blood pressure in the future. Even worse, pre-hypertension increases the risk of heart diseases. According to a 2005 analysis by the Framingham Heart study, people with pre-hypertension are twice as likely to develop high blood pressure as are people with normal blood pressure.

According to American Heart Association , Pre-Hypertension is classified by a systolic pressure between 129 and 139 , or diastolic pressure between 80 and 89.

Risk of Pre-Hypertension:

Pre-Hypertension is a sign that you need to start making life style changes. If it is left unchecked, it can easily turn into hypertension. High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack, heart failure and kidney disease.

Strategies to manage pre-hypertension

1. Lose weight if you are overweight

2. Exercise regularly.

3.Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat diet.

4. Reduce your dietary salt and sodium.

5 Eat food low in saturated fats, trans-fats and cholesterol.

6.Limit Alcohol.

7. Quit smoking and manage stress.

These changes will help to rid your Pre-Hypertension and surely lower the risk of  stroke, heart attack, diabetes and kidney disease.

Reference:

1. www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/Pre-hypertension/

2. American Heart Association