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Somethings are good to be high, blood pressure is not one of them.

A look at what blood pressure is and preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of developing high BP.

Somethings are good to be high, blood pressure is not one of them.

Somethings are good to be high, blood pressure is not one of them.

The majority of the population have heard of someone or know someone who has been diagnosed with a high blood pressure. Not a lot of people understand what comes with having high blood pressure and why it is such a big correspondent with other disorders and diseases not just dealing with the heart. This one condition can be a causing factor in Anginas (chest pains), kidney failure, heart failure, strokes, eye damage, aneurysms, Prediabetes, Insulin resistance and Peripheral artery disease etc.

A high BP (blood pressure) is determined by hypertension being greater than 140 over 90 mmHg (millimeters of mercury.) This means that the pressure at which your body pumps blood throughout your whole body (systolic) is higher than 140 mmHg or the pressure at which your heart relaxes and refills blood (diastolic) is higher than 90 mmHg or both systolic and diastolic are high not just one or the other. The higher the BP the more concerning the condition becomes.

The medication prescribed for high BP include ones that help relax the blood vessels such as (ACE) Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, (ARBs) Angiotensin II receptor blockers. Some medications help to relax the muscles directly such as Calcium- channel blockers which blocker calcium from coming into the heart muscle because calcium is a known to help regulate muscle contractions. Beta-blockers are also used to help slow the heart rate down.

The high BP can cause a lot of stress on the body and the heart in general. Once pain, discomfort in the jaw, neck, stomach, one or both arms, difficulty speaking, cold sweats, difficulty walking or seeing, sudden dizziness occurs, numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg or sudden confusion occurs, it is important you seek medical attention right away without any delay.

High blood pressure is a preventative condition that can be controlled or lowered by eating healthy, high-fiber, low-fat intake foods, exercising at least three times a week, maintaining a healthy BMI and weight, managing your stress levels, quit smoking, alcohol use reduction, limiting sodium intake, etc. All of the above listed preventative measures can be taken to help prevent high BP or to manage a high BP. High BP has genetic factors and that family history is a known reason onto why someone may be diagnosed with a high BP. Taking the measures above, may reduce the risk of developing a high BP.

Eating healthier and living a more stress free life can have more benefits than you may know. It is an important aspect of health that many people overlook. Everyday people who practice a healthier lifestyle reduce their risk of developing conditions, diseases and disorders.

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