What is Blood Pressure?
Once we get past thirty years of age most of us
would like to become a bit fitter, and may be even improve our general
health. There are many ways of improving your health but one of
the best methods is to have your blood pressure checked out regularly.
As you probably know blood pressure is the pressure of your blood
within the arteries, the vessels that carry the blood from your
heart and around your body.
This pressure changes throughout the day and can
be affected by many different factors, such as the time of day,
mealtimes, over excitement, anxiousness, exercise, anger, frolicking
with the neighbour even, and smoking, among many others.
What Is Blood Pressure Continued
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Finally Get Results From a
Here’s a really simple way to lower your blood
pressure. Change your diet. That might sound easy. Well, here’s
an insider’s tip. It is actually fairly easy to change your diet
without too much of a difference in your lifestyle. You’ve heard
it before, but fruits and vegetables can make a difference in helping
you to look and feel better. Who wouldn’t like that? We aren’t talking
about changing everything you eat to fruits and vegetables (though
you’d probably be really healthy afterwards). We are talking about
changing your diet slowly. All good things happen slowly, so there
is no need to rush. Unless you are way overweight in which case
you might want to see a Doctor and have him advise you on the best
quick way to rapid weight loss (if there is such a thing).
Here is a three part checklist on how to get that
blood pressure down gradually.
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High Blood Pressure - On the Sunny Side of
It is one of those situations where, after examining
the facts, you almost feel like you are caught between a rock and
a hard spot. Or perhaps better yet between the shade and the sun.
For many years now the public has been cautioned against excess
amounts of sun exposure. And clearly there is truth behind this.
Skin cancer is a very real risk, and precautions such as sun block
and long sleeved clothing should be taken when going out in the
sun. Yet just as it is generally advised that you should not lay
unprotected on the beach for hours at a time, summer after summer,
it is steadily becoming more apparent that a lack of sunlight can
have very negative, far-reaching consequences on your health as
well. In recent years numerous well-respected studies, such as one
carried out by the University of Maine, have shown that lack of
sunlight may in fact be the cause of, or a large contributing factor
behind, some people’s high blood pressure.
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Blood Pressure Medications: A Concise Guide
High blood pressure is unfortunately something
that most people have to deal with as they age. This is especially
true for the average person in the western part of the world. The
national average for high blood pressure is approximately 24% in
the United States with most other Western countries within close
proximity of that number.
Medication is the most frequent form of treatment outside of individual
lifestyle choices. However, there are a wide variety of drug types
used to treat high blood pressure and they each approach the problem
in a unique fashion. A physician will prescribe the type of drug
best suited for the needs of the individual patient.
Blood Pressure Medications
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