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Lowering Blood Pressure For Good

By Natalie J. Few

Yearly, doctors are able to diagnose more and more people who are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure. And if you happen to be showing some of the symptoms of hypertension, you need to get properly diagnosed by a doctor. Remember that lowering blood pressure is very important since hypertension can lead to life-threatening diseases.

Getting diagnosed with hypertension while it is still at an early stage is a good thing. If you get treatment earlier, you have better chances of getting your life back to normal or else you may need to be taking the drugs for the rest of your life. What is even worse is that people go to the hospital due to a heart attack or stroke and it turns out that they never got diagnosed with hypertension.

In these cases, high blood pressure was never diagnosed because some people may not exhibit any symptom of the disease or some are just too afraid to see the doctor even if they had the symptoms already. The fact that certain cases of hypertension do not exhibit any symptom is the reason why it is called the “silent killer”. Therefore, going to the doctor for annual check-ups is very important to be sure that you are in the pink of health.

Lifestyle changes and drugs are two of the most important and effective treatment methods for hypertension today. Anti-hypertensive drugs were formulated to lower high blood pressure and keep it controlled. Remember that uncontrolled hypertension can result in other complications like stroke and heart attack.

In fact, anti-hypertensive drugs now come in different types: beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, diuretics, and many more. Doctors usually prescribe any of these drugs whenever a person is found to have hypertension. These drugs are really effective in lowering blood pressure but you must also be aware of their side effects. The different side effects that come with taking anti-hypertensive drugs include heartbeat changes, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and others.

Another very effective approach in lowering high blood pressure is making the necessary lifestyle changes. Once a diagnosis of hypertension is made, doctors also discuss these lifestyle changes with the patient. These lifestyle changes were identified as the different risk factors for high blood pressure were established one by one. Hypertension has so many risk factors and a lot of these factors are tied into a person’s lifestyle.

One of the different risk factors of high blood pressure is weight. Being overweight or obese surely increases a person’s risk of becoming hypertensive. Therefore, in order to watch your weight, lifestyle changes must be done with regards to your diet and exercise. For example, you must have a healthy diet and must exercise regularly if you want to control your hypertension or to lower your risk of becoming hypertensive.

You are observing a proper diet if you consume more nuts, whole-grain products, vegetables, fruits, and non-fat or low-fat dairy products. Furthermore, having a proper diet also means that you have to limit your intake of fatty, salty, caffeinated, sweet, and alcoholic foods and drinks. On the other hand, exercising regularly means that you have to do it at least 30 minutes each day. Aerobic exercises like swimming, jogging, and biking are excellent in lowering blood pressure.

When it comes to lowering blood pressure, you have so many tried and tested strategies to choose from. Find out what these strategies are and make the necessary changes in order to get back in the pink of health.

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Few, Natalie J. "Lowering Blood Pressure For Good." Lowering Blood Pressure For Good. 5 Jul. 2010. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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Few, Natalie J. "Lowering Blood Pressure For Good"

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