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Stress Reduction To Lower My Blood Pressure

By Ahmed G. Dauzat

Recently, the doctor was able to diagnose my hypertension. Deciding not to skip the annual check-up turned out to be a good decision because I was actually surprised to find out that I was hypertensive since I never had any symptom. After the doctor diagnosed my condition, he discussed the various measures to lower my blood pressure.

The first measure that the doctor discussed is anti-hypertensive medications. With regards to anti-hypertensive medicines, the doctor told me about the different types and how these work in lowering blood pressure. Some types of anti-hypertensive agents are diuretics, calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, and others.

And then, the doctor also discussed the side effects that come with these different types of anti-hypertensive medicines. Even though the intensity and kind of side effect can be different from one patient to another, I did not want to live with these side effects for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, I have no choice but to be on the anti-hypertensive medications since not taking these would mean the development of complications brought about by uncontrolled hypertension.

Regular exercise is the second thing that the doctor talked about. The doctor even said that a sedentary lifestyle has been identified as one of the risk factors of hypertension. And since I do not lead an active lifestyle and my work entails me to sit in front of the PC most of the time, I knew that my sedentary lifestyle could have been one of the reasons why I am hypertensive.

And so, the doctor advised that I exercise each day for 30 minutes. He even told me that aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, skiing, swimming, skating, and others are the best aerobic exercises for my hypertension.

The third measure to lower my blood pressure is proper diet. Indeed, what we eat greatly affects our health. First, the doctor said that my diet should include increased amounts of low-fat dairy products, whole grain products, fish, poultry, nuts, and fruits. Second, I was told to eat less foods that contain alcohol and caffeine as well processed and red meats. Third, my salt intake should be limited to only 1,500 milligrams each day. Fourth, the doctor advised that I increase my intake of vegetables and fruits that contain high amounts of magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Examples of these fruits and vegetables are bananas, apples, broccoli, carrots, mangoes, raisins, oranges, squash, pineapples, spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, and many more. And fifth, my weekly sweets intake should only be limited to 5 tablespoons.

The fourth measure that the doctor discussed is stress reduction. The doctor also told me that stress is a risk factor for hypertension. First, the doctor helped me in pointing out the source of my stress. And I thought that for the longest time, I have been dealing with stressful situations in the office. And because avoiding stressful office situations is close to impossible, I needed to know the different stress reduction techniques that I could apply. In fact, I was able to learn that there are simple stress reduction strategies like playing outdoors with my children, strolling at the park, listening to classical music, and deep breathing.

Indeed, all these four methods have been very effective in my resolve to lower my blood pressure. And I recently started taking ion eXtra capsules which has significantly reduced my blood pressure.

These are the various methods that I am currently using to lower my blood pressure. And since I started taking the supplements, I was able to be off the anti-hypertensive medicines once and for all.

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Dauzat, Ahmed G. "Stress Reduction To Lower My Blood Pressure." Stress Reduction To Lower My Blood Pressure. 9 Jul. 2010. 14 Sep 2014 <>.

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