Are you at risk for a stroke or heart attack?Hypertension also known as high blood pressure and it is important to understand it. If you were diagnosed with high blood pressure how would you control and maintain it? About Blood Pressure According to recent studies, one in every three adults are diagnosed with high blood pressure. High Blood Pressure is also called the “silent Killer” because there are no symptoms. As a result, some people have high blood pressure for years without even knowing. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is very dangerous and could possibly lead to a stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. Controlling Blood Pressure Controlling and maintaining your blood pressure is going to consist of a lifestyle change. Your diet should consist of fruits and vegetables that are low in fat/saturated fat while decreasing your salt and sodium intake in other foods. Exercise plays a key role as well, with a recommended of at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Sometimes your lifestyle changes may not be enough, resulting in your doctor prescribing medication to help control your high blood pressure. Here are some tips on lowering your high blood pressure:
- Losing Weight (If you're overweight)
- Eliminate salt from your diet.
- Engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Eat heart healthy foods: fruit, vegetables, fat-free and low-fat dairy products.
- Improve your stress management.