An ever increasing problem in today’s world is the obesity rate as well as lack of exercise which is leading to an increase in high blood pressure. Often, those with this serious health problem, find that the simplest and most effective course of treatment is lifestyle and diet changes. Here we will discuss some remedies that can lower your blood pressure.
One high blood pressure remedy that has proven itself to be effective is CoQ10, or co-enzyme Q10. The best thing about this remedy is it already exists in your body. Those who study age related illness like Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure have found a link between these and the fact that as you age the levels of CoQ10 begin to decline in your body. Overall health improvement as well as lower blood pressure has actually been shown to occur when you add the supplement CoQ10 to your diet. The forms available to take this supplement in vary as do the strengths available. It’s important to get it from a trusted source, because supplements only help if they are properly absorbed into your body.
If you are a smoker, one of the best ways to lower your blood pressure is to quit. There are lots of terrible problems that are caused by smoking (like lung cancer and other lung problems). However, smoking also contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease, as it can harden the arteries and create blockages. It is never too late to quit smoking (this has been proven) and you will start to see an improvement as soon as you quit. It isn’t easy to quit smoking, especially if you have been doing it for a long time but it is worth it if it lowers your blood pressure and increases your overall health.
One particular remedy for high blood pressure that has gotten a lot of play recently is Resveratrol. This is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in grapes, blueberries and wine. It is true that scientists believe that drinking a glass of wine each day can really help your health but you need to remember that alcohol is only helpful when it is taken in small doses – large quantities of alcohol is actually harmful: it can raise your blood pressure and damage your liver. Also, some people are predisposed to alcoholism and should avoid even small quantities for that reason. There are lots of supplements for resveratrol out there today and one of these could be the easiest way for you to make sure that you get this particular nutrient. Resveratrol is just one way that you can lower your blood pressure.
It is possible to control your high blood pressure with any of these remedies we have discussed, as well as with the many other treatments available. It requires some regular attention, as usually when you have high blood pressure it indicates you have developed some unhealthy habits over time. A healthier lifestyle is possible through simply retraining your mind and body and lowering your blood pressure.
What Is Low Blood Pressure?
By Ashish Jain
Apart from the technical interpretation, low blood pressure is a sort of disease that saps energy from all parts of your body and mind. Your spirits are down and your body starts shivering. You get a feeling of sinking — and you need a rescue mission immediately!!
Blood pressure is the pressure of blood within the arteries of the body. Blood pressure is the driving force that causes blood to flow through the body from the arteries (where the pressure is high), through organs, and into the veins (where the pressure is low). Blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart into the arteries as well as by the resistance to the flow of blood by the arteries. The systolic blood pressure (the top number) represents the pressure in the arteries as the muscle of the heart contracts and pumps blood into the arteries. And the diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) represents the pressure in the arteries as the muscle of the heart relaxes after it contracts.
Systolic blood pressure for most healthy adults falls between 90 and 120 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal diastolic blood pressure falls between 60 and 80 mm Hg. (By convention, an individual’s blood pressure is written as systolic/diastolic blood pressure, e.g., 120/80). Current guidelines define normal blood pressure as lower than 120/80. Blood pressures between 120/80 and 140/90, which used to be considered “pre-hypertension,” are now considered too high. High blood pressure increases the risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), eye damage, and stroke.
When the flow of blood is too low to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidney, it is referred to as Low Blood Pressure. When this happens, the organs are unable to function normally and can be permanently damaged. It should be noted that unlike high blood pressure, which is defined on the basis of blood pressure alone, low blood pressure is defined primarily by signs and symptoms of low blood flow. In fact, some individuals may have a blood pressure of 90/50 and have no signs or symptoms of low blood pressure, and, therefore, not have low blood pressure while others who normally have a blood pressure of 130/80 may develop symptoms and signs of low blood pressure if their blood pressure drops to 100/60.
There are certain traditional medicines that can help to cure low blood pressure. Butter milk is good for both high and low blood pressure. Using asafetida in various articles of food regularly, also helps to cure low blood pressure.
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The Way to Identify The Particular Signs of High Blood Pressure Levels
Many people have high blood pressure and are not aware of it, for this reason it is important to know common symptoms and risk factors. Regardless of whether you show symptoms or not, it is wise to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. It’s not hard to do this, but many people neglect it until they have serious problems. Those with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, may experience one or many of these symptoms.
A common symptom of high blood pressure is frequent nosebleeds.
While you could have a ruptured blood vessel or other issues not related to your blood pressure, it is still a good thing to check. Since nosebleeds are common for everyone, you should only be concerned if it happens on a regular basis. Most commonly, elderly with high blood pressure suffer frequent nosebleeds, although anyone with sever hypertension can have them. If high blood pressure is causing nosebleeds, this can be a dangerous sign that your blood pressure is extremely high and needs to be controlled. Many people go through hypertension symptoms even if they don’t actually suffer from hypertension. This is because your blood pressure changes constantly depending on how active you are and your emotional levels. This is why you cannot determine if you actually have hypertension if you only do one reading. Avoid caffeine for at least an hour and rest for at least a few minutes before you take your levels if you want to monitor your blood pressure by yourself. Even when medical professionals do your reading, you will have to have several done if you want to get a proper assessment. Having a healthy blood pressure level means that your reading remains, on average, within normal numbers but nobody’s pressure ever stays at a constant level.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a potential symptom of high blood pressure. Tinnitus can happen in many ways and there are lots of causes for it besides high blood pressure. If your case of tinnitus is stubborn and does not let up you should get checked out by your doctor because it might just be high blood pressure but it could also be an indicator of something more serious. In many cases, tinnitus is unrelated to any obvious medical problem, and then there are various treatments to deal with the symptoms, which can be quite annoying. It is incredibly important that you make sure that your tinnitus is not the result of high blood pressure because that condition needs to be treated as quickly as possible.
For the most part, blood pressure or hypertension is hard to identify in its early stages, making it a serious disease. Of course, if you take the time to get your blood pressure checked, it’s very easy to find out if you have hypertension, but too many people neglect to do this. Whether or not you have the type of symptoms mentioned above, getting your blood pressure checked is a simple way to safeguard your health.
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