High blood pressure when the heart pumps blood into the arteries, the blood flows with a force approaching against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is the creation of the flow of blood times the resistance in the blood vessels. High blood pressure is also called hypertension.
So hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure is elevated or high. You have high blood pressure or at risk of developing high blood pressure? If so do not be discouraged, there are ways to control and reduce blood pressure without medication. Simple lifestyle habits are the most general and common causes for high blood pressure and easily helped.
Please note that sometimes, everything you try may not work. You can take the help of drugs along with their lifestyle. Talk to your doctor first. They will be able to help you with the best option for your lifestyle.
The first thing you can do is achieve a healthy weight if you are not already. Being overweight is a great risk of develop high blood pressure. You can avoid this by watching your diet and reach your healthy weight.
If you are unsure of your weight should be healthy, you should talk to your doctor. You can even find an online site that allows you to calculate you’re BMI (body mass index) and this will tell you that your weight is healthy.
The exercise should be a normal part of your lifestyle. Not everyone likes to exercise, and even if you're one of those people, you can still add it to your routine every day. Just thirty minutes a day of exercise will greatly reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
If you can not set aside thirty minutes to an hour to ten minutes to an hour. This is so effective and can reach thirty minutes in your day faster and easier than you thought. You can walk or run, or whatever you like to exercise.
Your diet plays an important role in your blood pressure too. A high intake of salt and sodium can greatly increase the risk. Try to limit over-consumption of salt and sodium and have your doctor advice you on the recommended amount according to your blood pressure levels.
Using herbs and spices instead of salt is a great way to reduce salt intake. When you go out to eat somewhere, suggest "no salt" or ask to add salt so you know whether you should or not. Many people consume tons more salt than they really should and not even know it.
Stress plays a big role in high blood pressure and unfortunately or unluckily many people suffer from stress. The best way to help your own is to find a relaxation technique that works best for you. Try meditation, or something you always relaxed before. Leave the stress of the day and let you enjoy your free time stress. Take your time to do so.
When you try to change their life habits, try to keep a record too. Grab a notebook or journal and write down what you did and check blood pressure frequently. Note: If you make a difference or remain the same.
If lifestyle changes do not help as much as you like, you might consider talking to your doctor about taking medication. Sometimes lifestyle changes alone are not as effective unless used with medication. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have and that can help you decide what is best for you.
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