The force with which blood moves through a person’s body is called blood pressure.
Your arteries will become weaker over time if the force is too strong for too long.
70 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure, which means almost 1 of every 3 individuals , according to the statistics. In Canada it’s 1 in 6 individuals.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases kidney failure, heart disease , the risk or stroke, and artherosclerosis. This is why people should take proper care and to manage this condition in order to prevent life-threatening illness.
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Two Types of Hypertension
Through a high-risk lifestyle or hereditary hypertension can be acquired . There are 2 types of hypertension: primary/essential and secondary. There is no apparent cause for primary hypertenstion and over the years it tends to develop more. Secondary hypertension , on the other hand, is usually associated with some conditions like:
Excessive use of alcohol or drugs of any kind Kidney problems Adrenal gland tumors There are several risk factors for high blood pressure: Race – high blood pressure is more common in African Americans than white Americans Thyroid problems Too much salt Other chronic conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease Certain congenital blood defects Sedentary lifestyle Overweight Obstructive sleep apnea Stress Tobacco use Chronic vitamin D and/or potassium deficiency over time You might ask, what are you supposed to do with high blood pressure when medications can kill you faster?
There’s a lot you can do!
How to Manage High Blood Pressure
Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables will help you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease , according to studies. The reason are the anti-inflammatory effects of the group of phytonutrients called anthocyanins .
Lower your salt intake. “Dietary salt intake reduction can delay or prevent the incidence of antihypertensive therapy, can facilitate blood pressure reduction in hypertensive patients receiving medical therapy, and may represent a simple cost-saving mediator to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality ,” a 2012 study concluded.
You can use other favorings which are much more beneficial for your health , such as nutritional yeast (which adds a nice cheesy flavor) and turmeric in order to avoid salt.
Exercise can’t be stressed enough.
Exercise is a cornerstone therapy for the prevention, treatment and control of hypertension , according to one study published in 2007.
Avoid foods that exacerbate hypertension
Try to avoid processed alcohol, meats, anything with ramen noodles and high sodium content .
Go with the flow.
We will provide you with the recipe for hypertension tea. This amazing tea provides nutrients to reduce blood pressure. It is made from celery, which contains phthalides, phytonutrients that act to reduce constriction in artery walls, allowing increased blood flow.
Red dates are another great source . A nutrient known to lessen the effect of sodium in the bloodstream, and therefore reduces the blood pressure is potassium .
2 quarts water
7 ounces of organic celery
2 ounces red dates
Wash well and clean red dates and celery.
Into small sections cut the celery .
In a soup pot put all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain the chunks from the liquid.