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Blood Pressure Tips are helpful to reduce elevated blood pressure. Would you like to check these tips to reduce blood pressure? Due to stress, age and environment effect, cardiovascular issues are inevitable. What you can do is to bring discipline in life by following healthy lifestyle. The steps taken under healthy lifestyle will lead to healthy body, which in turn will help you to reduce High Blood Pressure. Take every step to stop this silent killer (Hypertension or high blood pressure). Undetected high blood pressure not treated on time can lead to heart attack, kidney failure and other diseases. The truth is, if medication and changes in lifestyle are not done on time then you are seriously putting yourself in great danger.

Ten Tips to Help You Control Your High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Tips

1. First thing become knowledgeable about the diseases. Don't be ignorant. You should know that blood pressure reading below 120/80 shows that person has no sign of high blood pressure. Ensure your high blood pressure is less than 120/80. Take medical help if your blood pressure is high.

Blood Pressure Tips

2. Do not discard doctor's advice. If you are on blood pressure medication follow the prescribe direction. Your Doctor is best to advice you on medication, lifestyle changes and the exercises, which suit best to your body.

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3. Maintain healthy Weight. Extra pounds of weight increase chances of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Use BMI tool (Body Mass Index) to calculate what body weight you should have according to your age. Check with your doctor for more details.

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4. Your intake of salt & sodium in food should be low. People with high blood pressure are recommended to eat food with low salt and sodium. Check with doctor for more details.

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5. Daily 30 minutes of physical activity is needed. You can start with walking, running, swimming etc. Start slowly so that you don't put pressure on your body. Once your body is tune to exercise or walking you can increase duration. In case you adopt to physical exercise such as walking, aerobics, workout etc. please consult our doctor first before adopting any demanding physical exercise. If one session makes you tired, split your exercise schedule into two session. One each in morning and one in evening. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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6. In today's fast paced life we struggle to get time for exercise and cook daily fresh food. Because of our multiple commitments, we have less time to cook fresh food at home. We depend upon package food available in supermarket. Package foods are high in sodium and fats. Make habit of reading nutrition labels. You will be surprised to know almost all packaged foods contain sodium and that too in high quantity. Reading labels will give you knowledge about how much sodium is in one package food serving.

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7. Due to modern science many blood pressure monitoring tools are available in market. These tools help us to monitor our blood pressure on a daily basis. Maintain you diary to monitor your blood pressure readings. Note down these reading and share with your Doctor.

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8. You can also note your daily serving of sodium in diary. Start eliminating package foods from your daily diet. Add fresh produce and low fat dairy products in your daily diet.

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9. Add fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and low-fat dairy food in your diet. Your doctor should help you in preparing diet plan. Follow diet plan to reduce high blood pressure.

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10. Reducing consumption of alcohol is required to lower blood pressure. Consumption of alcohol increases chances of high blood pressure.





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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

Systolic
Pressure
Diastolic
Pressure
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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PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR, DON'T DEPEND ON THIS BLOOD PRESSURE CHART - PLEASE NOTE
This is just for information

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