High Blood Pressure or Hypertension : Tips for Reducing and Controlling

A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. It is very common more than 3 million US cases per year.

Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.

High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health condition, such as heart disease and stroke.

Eating a healthier diet with less salt, exercising regularly and taking medications can help lower blood pressure.

Before reaching a diagnosis of High blood pressure

      1. Don’t get panic with one high reading of Blood pressure.
      2. Only one high reading of blood pressure does not means you are suffering from high blood pressure.
      3. Record on two different occasions, Preferably 15 days apart Quiet condition
      4. Record in sitting and supine position.
Top 10 Tips for controlling high blood pressure
      1. Check your blood pressure regularly.
      2. Take your blood pressure medicine as directed. If you are having trouble, as your doctor what can be done to make it easier.
      3. Eat a healthy diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium, saturated fats, trans fat and cholesterol.
      4. Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
      5. Participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week.
      6. Quit smoking and if you don’t smoke, don’t start. Smoking multiplies the risks of high blood pressure.
      7. Avoid second hand smoke.
      8. Manage stress through activities you find relaxing.
      9. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink (no more than one drink each day for women and two for men).
      10. Support a family member or close friend with high blood pressure by preparing healthy meals, taking walks and managing stress together.

Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

    1. Drink Green Smoothies
    2. Eat Ruby Grapefruit
    3. Drink 2 liters of water per day
    4. Exercise 1 hour each day
    5. Eats lots of fruit and vegetables
    6. Maintain a healthy weight
    7. Manage Stress
    8. Increase potassium rich foods, such as bananas, tomatoes and zucchini
    9. Replace Iodize salt with Himalayan Salt
    10. Take up Yoga and Medication

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