Hypertension — the main disease of politicians


Bratislava doctors have come to the conclusion that the profession of politics is very dangerous for health. Leading Slovak cardiologist Gabriel Kamensky several years meticulously observed the health of members of the highest legislative body of the country. The findings were disappointing, parliamentarians literally "burn at work," often suffer stress and lead a sedentary lifestyle. High blood pressure, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption — are the main human companions authorities.

Scientists from the German Research Institute for Health Insurance (WINEG) named the disease, most likely to be found those who go into politics and decides to run for office. The most common and dangerous of these experts believe hypertension, leading to disruption of cerebral circulation.

Participation in the campaign compared with the sunrise on Mount Everest

Given the stresses and loads, the researchers compared the participation in the election campaign and further political activity, according to the psychological effects on the body, with the ascent of Everest.

As the German scientists, every second tablet of those who take policy — a drug for cardiovascular applications. Among European politicians (especially among men older than 40 years) gipertoniki — at least one in five.

By common medical problems in the political leaders also include diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach ulcer.

According to the researchers, the majority of the public and politicians are prone to hypertension, "run" their disease, suggesting that the hard of hearing due to fatigue. Experts still advised not to ignore symptoms such as dizziness, tinnitus, headache, mlosnasts when the weather or changes in atmospheric pressure.

All this may indicate impairment of cerebral blood flow, which in turn, often lead to a stroke. It is a disease from which a its time died Stalin, Churchill, many other public officials — is quite a common cause of death of politicians and top officials of different states.

8 simple tips to prevent stroke

This prevalence of hypertension, including among this population, NSA (National Stroke Association of America) has developed guidelines to prevent stroke. Doctors advise:

First Know your blood pressure. If the top number (systalichny blood pressure) is consistently above 140 or if the bottom number (diastolic blood pressure) firmly above 90, check with your doctor. If the doctor confirms that you have high blood pressure, it may recommend a change in diet, regular exercise, or medykamentoznuyu therapy. Drug treatment of hypertension is steadily improving. If drugs are chosen properly, the side effects will not, and your quality of life will improve significantly.

Make a second ECG and check whether you have atrial fibrillation, irregular heartbeats, heart function and violating allowing blood to stagnate in some parts of the heart. The blood that does not move the body, folds, some may get a blood clot in the bloodstream and lead to a violation of cerebral circulation.

Third If you smoke, give up tobacco. Smoking doubles the risk of stroke. If you stop smoking, your risk of stroke you will begin to decline.

Fourth If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. A glass of wine or beer every day can reduce the risk of stroke. Excessive intake of alcohol has the opposite effect.

Fifth Find out whether you have high cholesterol. This is also one of the risk factors for stroke.

Sixth If you have diabetes, carefully follow the doctor's advice to control the disease. Often, diabetes can be kept under control, attentive to power. Together with your doctor and dietitian will develop a nutrition program that fits your needs and your lifestyle.

Every seventh day exercise — let it be at least a half-hour walk, that's good impact on your health. If you do not like to walk, find other types of physical activity: biking, swimming, golf, dancing, tennis or anything else.

Eighth immediately seek medical help if you experience:

— Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side body

— Sudden blurred vision in one or both eyes

— What you find it difficult to pronounce or understand simple things

— Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, especially in combination with symptoms such as impaired speech, dvaenne in the eyes, weakness

— Sudden severe pain in the head of unexplained reasons

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