Today is the summer solstice, the highest temperature in Hangzhou is up to 35℃. As we all know, high temperature may affect the people’s blood pressure. How should hypertensive patients spend the summer safely?
1. The air conditioning temperature should not be too low:
Before and after the summer solstice, the outdoor temperature is very high, so especially our friends with hypertension, do not adjust the air conditioning too low in life, otherwise it will do great harm to our own health. If the air conditioning temperature is adjusted too low, when people enter the cooler air conditioning room from the high temperature environment, the blood vessels will suddenly change from the original diastolic state to the contractile state, which paves the way for the rise of blood pressure. If you stay in the air-conditioned room for a long time, it will be a billowing heat wave as soon as you go out, and your blood vessels will expand again, so your blood pressure will fluctuate constantly. In this way, it is difficult to control the blood pressure within the normal range.
2. Insist on taking naps:
In addition, especially our friends with hypertension, we need to develop a good habit of taking naps before and after the summer solstice, which can not only help us regulate our body, but also prevent the occurrence of hypertension. Summer solstice patients fall asleep late at night and get up early in the morning, resulting in reduced sleep and decreased sleep quality, which leads to increased blood pressure at night and large fluctuations in blood pressure, aggravating the damage of cardio cerebral vessels. Therefore, the summer solstice solar term of hypertension must pay attention to heatstroke prevention and cooling, ensure adequate sleep, and take an appropriate rest for 1 hour at noon to supplement the lack of sleep. As hypertension patients usually have high blood pressure in the morning, they must move slowly when getting up.
3. Stick to a light diet:
There are plenty of fruits and vegetables in summer.
The human body needs B vitamins and vitamin C every day, which can be met by eating more fresh vegetables and fruits. Drink more water. Natural mineral water contains lithium, strontium, zinc, selenium, iodine and other trace elements necessary for human body. Tea contains tea polyphony, and the content of green tea is higher than that of black tea. It can prevent the oxidation of vitamin C and eliminate harmful chromium ions. Quit smoking and limit alcohol and maintain a happy mood.
4. Frequently measure blood pressure:
If there are patients with hypertension at home, you must pay more attention in your life. You should have a home use blood pressure monitor to measure your blood pressure and pay attention to your blood pressure at any time. In this way, you can have a better understanding of your blood pressure, so that you can control yourself or go to the hospital in case of any situation.
5. Scientifically adjust medication according to doctor's advice:
The summer weather is hot, the sleep quality drops, and the blood pressure rises at night. Due to the wide use of air conditioners at home, the temperature around the human body changes greatly, which is easy to cause large fluctuations in blood pressure, causing hypertension complications and even life-threatening.
24-hour steady control of blood pressure, especially at night, is the key to blood pressure management in summer. It is easier to control blood pressure in summer than in winter, so it is very important for hypertensive patients to keep monitoring your blood pressure in summer.