“Consciously healthy”: self-help – what is important with high blood pressure

Also on May 14 at 5:30 p.m. on ORF 2: Philipp Jelinek – a portrait of the “pre-gymnast of the nation”.

Vienna (OTS) Christine Reiler presents the following articles in the ORF health magazine “Bewusst Gesund” on Saturday May 14, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. on ORF 2:

Self Help – What’s Important for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a dangerous and widespread disease. If the condition is left untreated for years, the risk of suffering a stroke one day increases. The risk of heart attack also increases due to damaged vessels. Hypertension accounts for 14% of all deaths worldwide. This is precisely why it is important to know your blood pressure values ​​and check them regularly. May 17 is commemorated as World Hypertension Day. “Mindfully Healthy” shows how to measure correctly and what you can do to improve high blood pressure. Design: Vroni Brix.

therapies for high blood pressure

High blood pressure is still largely underestimated because it causes virtually no symptoms. However, prompt treatment is important. The first step is diagnosis. If, therefore, plenty of exercise, a healthy lifestyle and sustained weight loss do not reduce high blood pressure enough, drug treatment becomes necessary. “Consciously Healthy” provides information on how best for a layman to assess the quality of blood pressure control and when to seek medical attention.

Drug Pictures – Art made from expired drugs

Inspired by the fate of her mother, who sank into dementia due to excessive drug consumption, a Viennese artist found a very unusual answer to the question of what to do with expired drugs. Instead of donating them to the pharmacy, Monika Kus-Picco transforms tablets, capsules, pills and other medicines into artistic works that are now causing a stir in many galleries. The artist had international success with her, but Monika Kus-Picco primarily wanted to use her work to draw attention to responsible drug use. Design: Christian Kugler.

“Consciously Healthy” Tip: Tremor

Involuntary muscle tremors, also called tremors, are most commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease, but there are many possible causes. In addition to neurological diseases, low blood sugar, an overactive thyroid gland, drug withdrawal, or metabolic disorders can also trigger muscle tremors. Univ.-Prof. Doctor Siegfried Merin.

Philipp Jelinek – The “Vorturner der Nation” in portrait

In his program “Fit mit Philipp” from Monday to Friday from 9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Philipp Jelinek motivates thousands of people to exercise within the framework of the ORF-2 early television and manages to motivate even the most reluctant to exercise to participate. The popular moderator still pursues a goal: people should be able to grow old fit and healthy and children should be able to move more again. This is the only way to maintain physical well-being in the future. “Fit with Philipp” is a daily movement unit for all age groups, whether beginners or advanced, after all, regularity brings success. ‘Consciously Healthy’ portrays the people behind ‘Fit with Philipp’ and shows how Philipp Jelinek became the ‘nation’s pre-gymnast’. Design: Daniel Thalhamer.

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