Diabetes and blood pressure

Diabetes and Blood Pressure

Posted on July 9, 2016 with 0 comments

In the management of Diabetes, blood pressure control is of paramount importance. Proper control of blood pressure can help prevent serious complications of diabetes viz. heart attack, kidney disease, stroke, eye complications etc.

Dr. Piyush Desai M.D., an expert diabetes specialist at Advanced Diabetes Centre, Surat recommends, “You should have your blood pressure monitored at every time you visit for check up. As per American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 Guidelines, for a person living with diabetes, systolic blood pressure of less than 140 mmHg& diastolic blood pressure of less than 90 mmHg is considered as an ideal goal. Lower target (< 130/80 mmHg) may be appropriate in certain individuals. If a person is already having a kidney disease, then the blood pressure goal will be different.” You can determine your individual goal after consultation with our diabetes specialist at Advanced Diabetes Centre.

In Dr. Piyush’s opinion, having an active lifestyle, eating a well-balanced healthy meal, and daily exercise of at least 30 minutes will have a positive effect in controlling the blood pressure. Additionally, a person may have to lose weight if need be. Managing stress and reducing intake of salt and caffeine can also be beneficial. Blood pressure medications in addition to these lifestyle changes are usually prescribed to the patients. One must take the blood pressure medicine regularly and also at a specific time during the day as prescribed by the doctor. Monitoring the blood pressure at home between medical visits can also be beneficial. Such critical eye on this vital parameter can help the specialist to regulate the dose of your blood pressure medication and manage your treatment plan accordingly.

Smoking or chewing a tobacco, gutkha, pan masala etc. can also have a negative impact on blood pressure. Hence, the person with high blood pressure should not smoke or chew a tobacco or any such habit-forming substance. Nicotine in these products makes the blood vessels in our body stiff and affects the blood circulation.

High blood pressure is one of the main causes of kidney disease & kidney failure in people living with diabetes. Due to the high blood pressure, there builds a high tension inside the blood vessels leading to damage of the vascular network. Blockage in the blood vessels can trigger a heart attack, kidney failure or even stroke.

To get a personalized advice regarding how to control your blood pressure, prevent future kidney disease and lead a cheerful life, get in touch with experts at Advanced Diabetes Centre.

Advanced Diabetes Centre offers a complete Organised Diabetes Care under one roof. Advanced Diabetes Centre has an entire team of specialized diabetes consultants, including expert clinicians from other specialties such as Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Surgery etc.  Qualified and trained nutrition experts, physiotherapists, diabetes educators guide the patients throughout and empower them to take control of their diabetes.

For more information give a missed call to 7227000100 and for appointments call 0261-2600100.

Advanced Diabetes Centre is committed to improving Organized Diabetes Care.

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