Blood Pressure Treatment
Blood pressure treatment revolves around three major factors lifestyle changes,
exercise and medication in case of high or low blood pressure. Before you start implementing any of these first visit Doctor for advise.
Doctors help is needed to lower high blood pressure quickly. High blood pressure is serious medical condition and it should be taken seriously. High blood pressure can lead to other diseases such as heart failure and kidney failure.
Healthy Eating Plan for Blood Pressure
The first change required under lifestyle changes is healthy eating plan. There are certain types of food such as vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and poultry, which is healthy for blood pressure and it helps in controlling the blood pressure. Apart from these food items low intake of salt and sodium is a must. Avoiding smoking and alcohol is another required lifestyle change. Follow DASH eating plan which is designed for blood pressure patients. It lists name of vegetables, grains, vitamins, minerals and proper servings which one should take in their daily diet.
The recommended eating plan in DASH is simply explained and with proper chart showing calories and other important data which one should take in one serving. The acronym for DASH is "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension". The DASH is a lab test and clinical study detailing results of different foods and nutrients. The DASH plan emphasizes more inclusion of vegetables, fruits, low fat diary products, low saturated fat and low in cholesterol. The eating plan also includes whole grain, poultry, fish and recommends reduction in red meat, sweets and alcoholic beverages. This plan also advises to take food in low salt and sodium.
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Exercise for Blood Pressure
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 are not active at all. Each year hundreds of people die because of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits. Excess weight around your waist does no good to your health. Excess weight in high blood pressure condition adds more risk to you and can lead to heart and other diseases. Introducing 30 minutes to 1 hour of exercise in a day can do wonders for your body. Not only it makes your body healthy but also adds more days, months to your life.
he exercise does not have to be in one session. The exercise schedule can be spread across the day. All it needs commitment to follow exercise plan. Please visit Doctor for advice on recommended exercises which could be best for your body. Depending upon your health and body condition exercise will vary. Those who are not physically active should start with normal walking and later move to more intense exercises such as aerobics, swimming and brisk walking. Stretching before starting any exercise is always good thing to do. It helps body to warm-up and later when you do any exercise even walking it will have better effect on the body. Stretching also opens the joints so that you can walk freely without feeling any muscle or joint related issues. Please be careful in doing stretching exercise, sometime over bending can also hurt your back.
Medications for Blood Pressure
There are many medications for blood pressure. The Medications for Blood Pressure are often given based on an individuals medical conditions. The blood pressure medications are doctor prescribed and not available without prescription. You will need blood pressure medication when you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Depending on medical condition and elevation of blood pressure doctor may advise one or combination of 2 or 3 medication to bring blood pressure to normal readings. Medications are required to control Hypertension or Hypotension.
There are many medications for blood pressure. The Medications for Blood Pressure are often given based on individual medical conditions. The blood pressure medications are doctor prescribed and not available without prescription. You will need blood pressure medication when you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Depending on medical condition and elevation of blood pressure doctor may advise one or combination of 2 or 3 medication to bring blood pressure to normal readings. Medications are required to control Hypertension or Hypotension.
There is long list of medications which control blood pressure such as Diuretics, Beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin antagonists, Calcium channel blockers etc.
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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
What to do
|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||[read more]|
|Above 160||Above 100||Stage 2 hypertension||Adopt a healthy lifestyle Medication Required||[read more]|