Millennials are Shown as Being at Risk of High Blood Pressure

For individuals aged between 18 and 34, lifestyle choices may unknowingly be causing the development of high blood pressure or hypertension.

In this context, a survey of more than 2000 respondents was recently performed to emphasize the significance of monitoring and maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and the outcomes showed that high blood pressure is no longer an illness only associated with older generations.

Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

The survey revealed that 96% of millennials are highly stressed regarding a number of factors that range from poor weight and drinking habits (42%) through to the housing market (39%) and Brexit uncertainty (36%). All of these factors are risks that are directly associated with high blood pressure, which can be the major cause of strokes and heart attacks across all age groups.

The survey also showed that when it comes to other areas of health and wellbeing, millennials rank the highest of all age groups:

  • Only sleeping for eight hours one to two times a week (35%)
  • Drinking three to four times a week (30%)
  • Only getting their “five a day” one to two times a week (32%)
  • Eating food high in fat and salt three to four times a week (32%)
  • Never exercising (16%)

The last factor emphasized in the survey was that there is a lack of awareness on the significance of healthy blood pressure—and what a healthy blood pressure reading should actually be. Only 8% proactively check their blood pressure health regularly when compared to 21% of 45- to 54-year-olds, 16% of 35- to 44-year-olds, and 33% of those aged over 55 who check their blood pressure on a regular basis.

How Can a Healthy Blood Pressure be Maintained?

High blood pressure or hypertension has no clear symptoms, meaning the understanding of measurements - and adopting a lifestyle that helps one to avoid it - is the best way to prevent the condition.

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Knowledge is indeed power. Users can keep a record of their readings and detect any changes immediately by checking their blood pressure regularly with a home monitor, like the one offered by Kinetik Wellbeing.

Users can even enter their reading into the company’s online blood pressure checker to receive immediate advice on their blood pressure health.

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Last updated: Dec 18, 2018 at 8:02 AM

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