If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you are not alone. High blood pressure affects nearly 75 million of Americans and most of them don’t have their condition under control. A poll taken in 2013 showed more than 360,000 deaths that year were due to out of control blood pressure leading to a heart attack, kidney disease or a stroke. That rounds to almost 1,000 deaths per day.
Is High Blood Pressure Hereditary?
If you’ve become diagnosed with high blood pressure and your parents also had high blood pressure, you may begin to wonder if this is a condition you may possibly pass on to your children. With any trait whether it’s the color of your eyes, the freckles across your nose, or even some physical limitations, genetics do play a factor. It is a possibility to pass on those issues of high blood pressure but what also needs to be taken into consideration is the environment in which you’re surrounded and how well you monitor your diet and physical activity. Your environment and physical fitness are potential factors that may increase or decrease your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Can High Blood Pressure Be Cured?
Recent research has shown that some people have benefited from surgery to cure their high blood pressure problem. Now you may be wondering, “surgery…to lower blood pressure…how?” Doctors have tested this surgery on patients who had what’s called Aldosterone-Producing Adrenal Adenoma and found success. Consult with your physician and talk about the possibility of screening for APAA. It is a possibility you may qualify for the removal of this and eliminate the need for further lifelong blood pressure lowering medications.
Although you cannot control all of the factors that put you at risk for high blood pressure, there is help made available to you during the days where you just can’t seem to get out of bed causing you to miss out on so much of your life or even put you at risk to losing your job. More than $46 billion is spent on treating high blood pressure each year including medications, hospital visits, or financial aid after taking medical leave of absence from work. Learn about the social security benefits you may qualify for to help you get back to the life that’s been passing you by.