The imbalance between energy intake and expenditure leads to obesity. Technically, obesity is the abnormal accumulation of body fat over the ideal body weight. Obesity is diagnosed by measuring the weight concerning the height of an individual, thereby determining or calculating the body mass index.
Obesity is a growing global public health problem among children and adolescents. Childhood and adolescent obesity links to many cardiovascular risk factors and high blood pressure. Abdominal obesity is also related to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors.
Obesity is a risk factor for high blood pressure. If you are obese, your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your body. All that extra effort puts strain on your arteries. Your arteries, in turn, resist this flow of blood, causing your blood pressure to rise.
What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is higher than normal. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day based on your activities. It is a systolic pressure between 120 and 129 with a diastolic pressure of less than 80. High blood pressure is 130 or higher for the first number, or 80 or higher for the second number.
What are the Types of High Blood Pressure?
- Primary or Essential High Blood Pressure. It is a typical type of high blood pressure. This kind of blood pressure develops over time as they get older.
- Secondary high blood pressure. It is due to another medical condition or the use of certain medicines. It usually gets better after you treat that condition or stop taking the medicines that are causing it.
Additional Types of High Blood Pressure
- Isolated systolic high blood pressure. It is typical in people over the age of 65 and is due to the loss of elasticity in the arteries. Systolic pressure is much more important than diastolic pressure when it comes to the risk of cardiovascular disease for an older person.
- Malignant hypertension. This occurs in only about 1 percent of people with hypertension. It is when your blood pressure rises extremely quickly. If your diastolic pressure goes over 130, you may have malignant hypertension. Symptoms include numbness in the arms and legs, blurred vision, confusion, chest pain, and headache.
- Resistant hypertension. It happens when your blood pressure remains high regardless of taking three different types of antihypertensive medications. Resistant hypertension may have a genetic component and is more common in obese people.
Take steps to reduce your blood pressure and weight through the HCG Diet. Obesity is a complicating factor and, through lifestyle and diet change, you can make a difference. In addition, ensure to take your maintenance medicine to control your blood pressure while dealing with obesity.
How Does the HCG Work?
Administer the HCG injections intramuscular or subcutaneously. As soon as the hormone spreads in your system, it begins to stave off fats. The HCG resets your metabolic rate and suppresses your appetite. It also reaches the stubborn fats in the hard-to-reach areas of the body and converts them into fuel. It allows your body to continue functioning during the VLCD.