New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/25/2013 -- Although high blood pressure is generally more common among older people, the medical community now encouraging young adults to have a regular blood pressure check. This movement is in response to the alarming reports on the increasing number of young people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
According to the National Institute of Health, high blood pressure is still predominant between the 45-60 year old age group. However, the group also revealed that it is possible for a person, even as young as 20, to be hypertensive. This health concern is considered to be a result of a more relaxed Gen-Y lifestyle, accompanied by unhealthy food choices.
Jason, a sales executive, found out that he was hypertensive when he was only 22 years old. The diagnosis came as a surprise for him given that he doesn't know of any family history that involves problems with high blood pressure at such a young age.
"I know for a fact that my father is hypertensive, but he's 60 years old. So when I found out about my unusually high blood pressure, I was really shocked but was at the same time grateful to have detected it right away," Jason shared.
Jason is just one of the thousands of working professionals who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure at such a young age. Medical experts are however convinced that these younger people have better chances of significantly regulating their blood pressure than the older ones.
"Our blood pressure typically rises as we age, so detecting blood pressure earlier is always an advantage. It gives more time and energy to actually work on regulating it," said Frank McDonald of High Blood Pressure Support.
He added that a shift in lifestyle can readily lower blood pressure especially if the person is still young. Aside from lifestyle, genetics is also known to be one of the major causes for the early onset of hypertension. With this, it is highly recommended by medical experts to regularly monitor blood pressure.
For younger people, annual blood pressure checks are enough. However, for people 40 years old or older, a quarterly check-up is recommended specifically for those who already have histories of high blood pressure.
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