For most people, the biggest problem in their everyday life is either high or low blood pressure.
Which means, your blood pressure can either go very high from normal or go very low, both resulting in sometimes serious health conditions. FYI, normal blood pressure is 120/80 (120 over 80). Anyone whose blood pressure drops below 120 or goes above 120 becomes simultaneously in critical condition. This shouldn’t be taken lightly, hence the info below is jotted down for you.
Causes of abnormal blood pressure
Some people suffer blood pressure problems because of smoking, lack of physical activity, being overweight, stress, or just by aging, they spontaneously start to develop blood pressure problems. Whereas an increase in salt consumption can also result in high blood pressure.
Although normally fluctuations can happen about once or a couple of times in a year. But if you face severe and rapid increase and decrease in your b.p, do seek medical help.
How to maintain normal blood pressure
In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about maintaining normal bp.
a) Stop smoking
If you’ve always been a smoker and you suddenly start to feel a shift in your blood pressure through heart-sinking or rapid beatings of heart, you must stop smoking. Smoking in this situation always causes more stress contrary to the belief that smoking eases stress.
You must bring down your everyday consumption of smoking and then stop gradually. A sudden shift in a routine that your body is used-to to can also increase in your stress hence disruption of hypertension can occur
b) Eliminate excessive stress
Now, we know this is easy to say but very difficult to do so. But if taking the stress and being depressed is causing a fluctuation in your blood pressure every day, you need to seek medical aid as this can become a serious issue and sometimes can result in heart attacks.
Other than professional help, baking or cooking something you like every day just to get your mind off of the serious stress-causing factors is also a great way! Cleaning around the house also does wonders.
c) Exercise, meditate, do yoga
One great way to reduce stress hence to keep your hypertension level normal is to regularly exercise.Try meditating for a couple of minutes at home either in your balcony or somewhere outside the house. Going for a short period of the walk can also maintain your blood pressure and keep your mind fresh and happy.
Yoga has proven to be of great help in blood pressure patients. Yoga not only teaches you about your body structure, elasticity, and capacity but it also helps in meditation and relieving stress. This way, your blood pressure will remain normal.
d) Less sodium for normal BP
In many people, salt causes high blood pressure.And high blood pressure can cause clogging of arteries, heart muscles and makes the heart pump harder hence faster.
The pressure can increase in your kidneys, brain, heart as well as lungs and arteries.
Try consuming as a minimum amount of salt as you can in your food.
e) Lose your weight but in a healthy way
So it’s a proven fact that if your body to weight ratio considering your age is higher, your chances of getting diseases especially high bp are more. Keep an eye on your weight and waistline and consult your doctor about it, too.
Normally, for women, you are ok as long as your waistline doesn’t exceed 35 inches (for up to age 35). And for men, you will be ok as long as your waistline doesn’t exceed 40 inches.
If you feel you’re obese or over-weight, try exercising regularly to lose a few pounds. Eliminate sugar and too much salt intake for a couple of weeks. Because of the more your weight increases, the more chances are of your bp to increase and result in sudden strokes or heart attacks even while you’re asleep.
f) Keep a healthy diet
To maintain your normal BP, make sure you see with your brain what your mouth is intaking. BE careful of explosiveness. Try eating healthy, fruits, vegetables and beans, etc are really good to keep a healthy and a high blood pressure free life.
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