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How to lower blood pressure
Your blood pressure is very important, here is some help in how to lower blood pressure. But firstly what is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is simply the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls in your body. This pressure can be high or low.
Why is high blood pressure so fatal?
The blood vessels in our bodies are made of slightly flexible tissue, which stretch when blood pump through them. The higher the force of blood, the more the arteries/blood vessels will have to stretch to allow the blood to flow. Now if the force of blood is constantly high it will damage the blood vessels. For example with a balloon as air goes into it, it stretches, the more air the more stretch, however there is only so much air that can be held in that balloon and if one tries to put more air than allowed in that balloon, we all know what would be the result!.........The balloon will be damage forever and it will never again be able to work normal. Same as with your blood vessels.
The damage of the vessels can cause several things to occur including:
- Vascular weaknesses
- Vascular scarring
- Increased risk of blood clots
All about controlling high blood pressure
Lowering blood pressure is extremely important and the better you monitor it and the more you know about it will, of course, positively assist you in the long run. By controlling your high blood pressure you are making yourself healthy and you are more likely to endure a longer life.
What is considered high blood pressure?
High Blood pressure, medically known as hypertension can range from mild forms to extreme forms which can lead to death. This disease can cause heart attack, stroke or kidney failure. Persons of all ages can suffer this . It is best to control high blood pressure as soon as possible.
High blood pressure causes
If you need to control your pressure you should also know what factors contribute to high blood pressure.Some factors are as follows:
Aging - As a person becomes older the arteries throughout his body become less elastic than they were when he was younger, also his blood flows slower. Due to this, blood pressure rises.
Obesity, stress, smoking or eating too much salt can trigger high blood pressure.However in some cases high blood pressure causes can not be detected.
Symptoms of high blood pressure
Sometimes people with high blood pressure will experience these symptoms:
- nausea and vomiting
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- blurred vision
But usually no symptoms can occur. High blood pressure can cause a artery in the brain to burst, resulting in a stroke, it also forces the heart to overwork causing heart attack or it can cause kidney failure, due to the reduction of blood flow to the heart.
Controlling high blood pressure
How to lower blood pressure
- Avoid salty foods
- Weight reduction
- Reduce stress
- Cut back on caffeine
- Limit the alcohol you drink
- Monitor you pressure
- Avoid smoking
Your health is very important and you should do what ever necessary to maintain a good health. From today, start to lower your blood pressure.