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Diet, Exercise & Weight

High blood pressure has many names such as hypertension, HBP or HTN, this is a stage where blood pressure is at elevated level more than normal pressure in the arteries.

Highlights of High Blood Pressure

1. Maintain a healthy weight and don't be overweight.

2. Be more physically active.

3. Take less salt and sodium.

4. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits and low-fat dairy products.

5. Moderate or avoid alcoholic beverages.

6. Exercise for 30 minutes or more

Causes of Blood Pressure

Genetic, Stress, Environment ....

The causes of High Blood Pressure can be due to genetic, enviornment, stress and other medical complications. factors.

1. Due to Environment.

2. Due to stress work related or personal

3. Due to gentic factors.

4. Other medical complications.

Hypertension Risk Factor

High Blood Pressure Risk Factor

The undetected high blood pressure is a silent killer. The undetected high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, kidney faliures etc. Do you know two thirds of Americans over age 60 have hypertension. Latest study show hypertension is also becoming more common in children and teenagers.

1. Heart stroke

2. Kidney failure

3. Eye bleeding etc

4. Increases health risk.

Hypertension Symptoms

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

The silent symptom of high blood pressure makes it deadly disease. Once detected either at early stage or at advance stage drastic changes are needed in lifestyle and in some case medication will be necessary.

1. Changes in lifestyle

2. Experience pain in head and neck when waking up.

3. Dizziness

4. Due to Fatigue

5. Heart Pain

6. Palpitations

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BP Treatment

High Blood Pressure Treatment

High Blood Pressure diseases can not be treated with over the shelf medication. Patients with hypertension symptoms need consultation with physicians for medication, lifestyle change, and diet plan to lower blood pressure.

1. lifestyle changes for

2. Medication for stage1 & stage2

3. Diet plan

4. Combination of medication

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Hypertension Tips

High Blood Pressure Tips

Use followinmg 10 tips to control high blood pressure

1. Low in take of salt & Sodium

2. Quit smoking

3. Quit Alcohol

4. Eat vegetables & Fruits

5. Eat low-fat diary products

6. Exercise for 30 minutes

7. Medication as advised

8. Monitor blood pressure

9. Note your BP readings

10. Maintain your weight

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About Fitness

According to survey conducted by Centers of Disease and Prevention more than one-half American adults don't get enough exercise. The 20-25 percent population is not physically active at all. Each year hundreds of people die because of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits. This is something needs to stop. We can stop these deaths or delay these deaths by following health eating habits and some routine exercise. This is not difficult and neither it required money or special effort. All it needs your determination and will power to follow exercise and diet routine at your pace. Once you start following daily routine with in couple of weeks you will start noticing great changes in your body stamina and the positive attitude it brings in your life.

In today's fast paced life, we really have no time to think about our self. Most of the time we are struggling to get things done for the day commitments to kids, friends, and office work consume our most of the time. . With our dependence on cars and public transportation we hardly use our body for physical activity. With no active workout or exercise routine in daily life our body starts accumulating fat.

You can start any moment to change course of your life. All it needs few minutes to 1 hour daily from your daily schedule. It is recommended start with 15-30 minutes of walking and as you gain stamina and confidence move to more intensive exercises such as aerobics, running, swimming etc. In the beginning give time to body adjust with required effort for exercise. Slowly increase the exercise time to 30 minutes to 1 hour a day. It doesn't have to be in one session. You can break it into 2 or 3 sessions in a day.

Note: - Warm up before you start your daily exercise routine. Start with stretching forward and backward. Do not push your body hard as in the beginning you will feel stiffness. Avoid injuries. Take water during walk or during exercise to avoid dehydration.

Fitness Exercise for High blood Pressure

1. Biking

2. Walking the Dog

3. Brisk Walk

4. Running

5. Jogging

6. Stretching

7. Hiking

8. Gardening

9. Swimming

10. Aerobics

Before starting any exercise consult your doctor for what exercises are best suited for you and what lifestyle changes are required for lowering high blood pressure.

You will be amazed to see changes it brings in your body, mood and attitude. Daily investment of 30 minutes to 1 hour in exercise will increase your life from months to few years and will help in lowering elevated blood pressure. The added benefits from adopting exercise in your daily life are reduced stress, fatigue and gain in strength, stamina and stronger muscles in body. Adopting fitness in your life is to keep body healthy and free from diseases.

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Blood Pressure Reading Chart

Following table gives details about blood pressure reading and how to understand each stage of blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Chart

Current Condition
What to do
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Below 120 Below 80 Normal Blood Pressure Adopt a healthy lifestyle [read more]
120 - 139 80 - 89 Prehypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle [read more]
140 - 159 90 - 99 Stage 1 hypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Medication Required
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Above 160 Above 100 Stage 2 hypertension Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Medication Required
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