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People with hypertension, who routinely take some medications, need special care and diet, are not prevented from making long trips abroad. However, if you are going to spend time outside your home country, you need to be cautious about hypertension during the exchange. Here are some tips to take care of your health:


Systemic arterial hypertension or simply high blood pressure is a clinical condition that affects thousands of people. It is characterized by elevated blood pressure levels, equal to or above 140/90 mm Hg.

Hypertension is genetic in 90% of cases. The disorder may also be caused by some other disease, such as thyroid disorders or endocrine glands. There are also several other factors that can raise blood pressure levels, such as alcohol consumption, obesity, age, excessive salt intake, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet.

In most patients, hypertension has no symptoms. However, there may be in some people headaches or chest pain, blurred vision, dizziness and ringing in the ear.

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To control hypertension during the interchange, it is necessary to maintain a routine that is adequate for your condition, incorporating into your daily routine some care, such as proper diet and more dynamic lifestyle.

It is important to eat foods low in sodium and high in fiber, among vegetables and fruits. Foods rich in potassium, such as banana and melon are also great for lowering blood pressure.

Omega 3 is also indicated to help control hypertension. Ireland has in its cuisine typical cold water fish such as salmon and cod, rich sources of this element so important for health.

In addition to food and routine care, it is important for the exchange student to take in the medicine bag to control the pressure, a prescription translated by a certified translator and also a device to measure the pressure every day.

Medicines may be taken to Ireland, provided they are legalized and in the original packaging. They should also be accompanied by the prescription. It is recommended to take all the medicines for habitual use because in Ireland the commercialization is very restricted. The student may even consult with an Irish doctor, but the chance of receiving a different medicine is great. In addition, the consultation is expensive and government health insurance, for example, can only be used in emergencies.

Remedies can be ingested during the trip, just put in hand luggage, along with the package leaflet and the prescription, in case any prosecutor decides to do the conference.

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