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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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Normal Blood Pressure

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It is not impossible to maintain normal blood pressure. If you have will power and sense of being healthy then you surely can maintain blood pressure at normal blood pressure reading. The pressure of your blood pressure can go up and down on various factors. It may be related to existing medical condition, stress, genetic inheritance, depression, and bad lifestyle etc.

In today’s fast paced life we have multiple commitments and have very little time to look after our needs. Our investment in stocks, property, relationship and the events happening around us are taking heavy toll on our health. To add more misery on our health is the lifestyle and food habits which are not good for health.

The first thumb rule is to look inward and analyze what kind of lifestyle you are living. Are you overinvesting in things around you both tangible and intangible?

1. Are you able to take care of your health?

2. Do you pay attention to what you eat?

3. Do you remember when did you had good laugh or good vacation?

4. Do you exercise daily?

5. Do you check what amount of sodium and salt you consume in a daily diet.

All these questions are valid and need pondering. All these are important questions need to be explored. If you are sincere in evaluating your self on these questions you will get answers were you needed to improve?

The strategy to bring your high blood pressure or low blood pressure back to normal blood pressure reading can be handled under four approaches.

1. First you need to see doctor, if your blood pressure readings are considerably higher or lower then normal recommended numbers. Your doctor is in better position to prescribe you medication based on your medical condition.

2. Second go low on packaged food (fast food). All packaged foods have sodium in high quantity. Packaged foods also have fats which are bad for heart and can increase your cholesterol. Develop healthy eating habits. Include more fruits and low fat products in your diet. Reduce salt/sodium intake and lower your consumption of alcohol and other alcoholic beverages.

3. Third bring some discipline in your daily life. Put attention on exercise, a daily walk of 30 minutes will do wonders for your health. Depending upon your health conditions you can choose wide variety of exercises such as swimming, cycling, and brisk walking or alternate days going to gym etc.

4. The last one is to limit your commitments. Adding unnecessary stress to your self is inviting health problems. There is limit what you can control and how much duties you can discharge. Over stretching will only add trouble to your health.

These are few tested things which have helped people in controlling their blood pressure and bring back to normal blood pressure

1. Walking with dog

2. Taking care of pet at home

3. Playing with kids

4. Daily laughing (2-5 mts)

5. Breathing practice

6. Yoga exercises

7. Eating more Vegetables and fresh fruits.

8. Daily Exercises

9. Low intake of salt & sodium.

10. Less dependency on fast food.

11. Eating healthy Nuts and Seeds.

12. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for lowering blood pressure. It is found in Salmon fish.

Getting normal blood pressure should be aim of every blood pressure patient. It is possible to get normal blood pressure as long above four approaches are followed.

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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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