Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Topic of the Week: How to control high Blood Pressure?

Earlier, we’ve discussed the top health benefits of Exercise for long life and now we discuss about blood pressure. I think most of you are familiar with the term Blood Pressure.  As per wikipedia, Blood Pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure of body either seems to be low or high. This can be explained more clearly as:

High Blood Pressure:  People having more than required blood pressure is said to have high blood pressure.  What is normal Blood pressure for healthy life? Ans is 120/80 is considered to be normal blood pressure. Therefore, a person is said to have high blood pressure if he has more than the required (i.e.120/80). High Blood Pressure is also known as Hypertension.

 Low Blood Pressure: Same as High Blood Pressure, people having low flow of blood than the required is said to be as Low Blood Pressure. Low Blood Pressure is also known as Hypotension.

High Blood Pressure Side Effects:

High blood pressure can cause many other disease and can also damage body parts. So, it’s better to take prevention because prevention is better than cure. 

How to Treat High Blood Pressure Without Drugs ?
Follow these tips to control your blood pressure:

  1. Make sure your blood pressure is under 140/90. For this, you need to check your blood pressure from time to time.
  2. If you are subjected to some blood pressure controlling medicine, then must take it as per the prescription.
  3. Do atleast exercise for 30 minutes daily. 
  4. 30 Minutes Meditation in a day a great technique to lower down the BP & live healthy
  5. Prefer taking food with low amount of salt and sodium.
  6. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol if you do so because it increases the risk of Blood Pressure & Heart diseases too.
  7. Visit your Doctor time and time for daily check up.
  8. Take foods rich in potassium & reduce the quantity of Sodium in your diet
  9. Control your Stress and anger.
So, these are some of the things that you have to do to control your blood pressure known as Hypertension. Hope you’ll follow these tips and have a healthy life ahead.