Overcoming Hypertension Tips

Lukas Gentara | 4/07/2010 03:58:00 PM | 1 comments

High blood pressure or hypertension has become a common disease for many people nowadays, especially for those living in urban areas. High blood pressure or hypertension, become one of the factors causing stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. And the worst excesses of this disease is death. Therefore, if you can, this disease must be prevented. If you have high blood pressure, you can control this disease. How to prevent and control high blood pressure or hypertension?

Why Blood Pressure Rising?

What causes blood pressure to rise? As an illustration, if you're watering the garden with a hose. If you press the end of the hose, the water that comes out will be faster and faster. That's because water pressure increases when the hose is pressed. Also, if you zoom in tap water, the flow of water through the hose going faster and faster because of increased water discharge.

The same thing happens with your blood. If you narrowed blood vessels, so blood pressure in the blood vessels will increase. In addition, if the amount of blood that flows increases, blood pressure will also increase.

Preventing and Overcoming High Blood Pressure

To prevent high blood for you who still have normal blood pressure or high blood pressure to those that already have high blood pressure, then the following practical suggestions you can do:

# Reduce consumption of salt in your food. If you already suffer from high blood pressure you should avoid foods that contain salt.

# Consumption of foods containing potassium, magnesium and calcium. Potassium, magnesium and calcium can reduce high blood pressure.

# Reduce drinking alcoholic beverages or food. If you suffer from high blood pressure, should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. For men who suffer from hypertension, the maximum allowable amount of alcohol is 30 ml of alcohol per day while women 15 ml per day.

# Regular exercise can reduce high blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure, choose a lighter sports such as walking, cycling, running relaxed, and swimming. Do it for 30 to 45 minutes a day 3 times a week.

# Eat vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber such as leafy green vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, and oranges.

# Run the anti-stress therapy to reduce stress and you are able to control your emotions.

# Stop smoking also plays a major role to reduce high blood pressure or hypertension.

# Control your cholesterol level.

# Take control of your diabetes.

# Avoid drugs that can increase blood pressure. Consult your doctor if you are receiving treatment for certain diseases, to ask for drugs that do not increase blood pressure.

High blood pressure or hypertension is not a disease that can not be eliminated. You can control it and prevent high blood pressure.


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  1. Medical diagnosis on cardiovascular system such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, hypertension and alike can be determined through vital signs monitoring, food intake, daily activities and leisure. So it is very important to have an active lifestyle and appropriate food choices to prevent such diseases.