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Top Ways To Lower Blood Pressure Without Medications

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Posted on August 24, 2010 @ 2:04 pm
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If you have recently found out that you have high blood pressure, you may also have been told or heard how bad it can be to your health. Therefore you might already be on medicines or possibly you are considering whether to take chemical or natural drugs. Well, here are a number of changes in lifestyle that will help you to keep your blood pressure level down without taking any medications.

Weight is associated with blood pressure levels. If you gain weight, your blood pressure level also rises. It is as simple as that. It is believed that the more you medications, the lower does your blood pressure level get. It is even believed that if you are taking medicines, your treatment will be more effective if you reduce some weight. However, you need to be practical when setting targets! It’s also wise to watch your waistline.  Larger waists measurements are usually associated with higher blood pressure.  Generally a guy ought to aim for a waist circumference of less than 40 inches and a lady less than 35. However, these figures change depending on ethnicity. Half an hour to 60 minutes of work out daily will definitely help to lose weight.

Changing habits is one of the most difficult things to do. However, there are a few tips which if you practice, can help you implement balanced and healthy diet. It is always advisable to maintain a food diary. Noting down what you are actually eating could reveal things you never thought of.  You will discover your real eating habits and will probably find a reason to improve. Other ideas which can assist you adopt a healthier diet plan include consuming more potassium rich food. Included in this are vegetables and fruits.  Potassium could counter the effects Sodium has on your body. You must also try to use a grocery list before you purchase anything. This will prevent you from buying food items which is unhealthy to your health.

It is vital for patients with hypertension to cut down on Sodium. This reiterates the importance of a food diary. You can keep records of how much salt you are consuming and this will definitely be helpful to you. It’s also advisable to find out how much salt is contained in canned foods and try as much as possible to see food labels, so you are aware of how much salt you are consuming, to be able to adjust the salt in your other food preparations.

Alcohol consumption should be avoided as far as possible if you have hypertension. Again, you need to record your drinking patterns, and try to reduce if you are a heavy drinker. Additionally, it is necessary to avoid binge drinking as this can affect your blood pressure enormously.

Tobacco smoking is definitely harmful to your respiratory system, and it may also raise your blood pressure by 10 mm Hg and perhaps more. This could last for an hour or so after you smoked. Thus it is best to avoid smoking.

Some people might also be sensitive to caffeine. If you are a regular coffee drinker, it is recommended that you check your blood pressure level around 10 minutes after having a coffee. This is to make sure that your blood pressure does not spike and that caffeine consumption is not risky for you. If you discover that your blood pressure levels rises, you need to really think about cutting down on the amount of coffee you consume.

Stress is definitely a risk factor for high blood pressure. Therefore it is crucial that you eradicate your stressors. Massage, yoga and meditation as well as socializing could be quite helpful if you have many stresses in your life.

Information provided is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician.

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