Checking blood pressure and treatment

High blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease. Simply put, your arteries are unable to accommodate the flow of blood which may lead to early symptoms like headaches, shortness of breath and nose bleeds. If those symptoms are ignored then you become increasingly at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. Doctors routinely check your blood pressure so you can start to take restorative and preventative action before the condition becomes life threatening.

There are many things you can do to prevent and lower your blood pressure. There are genetic factors that make you susceptible and ageing doesn’t help, especially if your genes and lifestyle are working against you. If the problem is genetic then being forewarned is forearmed. Regular checks, lots of exercise and a healthy diet are all important.

There are lots of other measures you can apply and changes you can make to reduce your blood pressure. Those measures include:

Exercise is at the top of the list for lifestyle changes and benefits. It gets the blood flowing through your veins far more efficiently and takes the pressure off restricted arteries. You can start with a leisurely walk for 30 minutes a day. Then, with the assistance of your doctor, or as you gain fitness, you can increase your commitment.

Reduce your salt intake. Salt in our food increases your blood pressure. The other issue with salt is its concentration in processed foods. To that extent, if you aren’t reading your ingredients tables then you are consuming large amounts of salt without knowing it. You can easily reduce your salt consumption by eating more fresh food and less processed food.

Drink less and give up smoking. Again, these two villains are synonymo1s with unhealthy lifestyles and are the cause, or at the very least contributors, to most chronic health problems. They most certainly contribute to high blood pressure. Drink less and smoking is out, even in moderation.

Get plenty of potassium. Processed food increases your sodium (salt) intake and reduces your potassium. You can reverse that with greens, tomato, potatoes and sweet potato, bananas, nuts and grains, milk, yoghurt and beans. Basically, the message is to eat more fresh foods.

Some more of the obvious culprits are excess weight and stress. Like alcohol and smoking, weight and stress contribute to high blood pressure and can be attributed to any number of major and chronic health problems. The strain of carrying weight is bad for your heart and stress is bad because it increases your heart rate which is tough on your arteries.

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A Cryo LED light bed is an efficient way to deliver LED red light therapy in Sydney. Cryo have clinics in Edgecliff and Rosebery. It’s a safe and relaxing way to rejuvenate your skin; to release nitric oxide that lowers your blood pressure and stress levels and experience increased feelings of general health and wellbeing.Contact Cryo today and book in for your first appointment.