High Blood Pressure-top Silent Killer Worldwide

Also called hypertension, high blood pressure is a wide spread health problem. One in five Americans already has it and more than 90% will get it. The fact that at least 90% of us will develop high blood pressure or hypertension suggests that we are genetically programmed to get it, but it is not our fate, it’s something we do to ourselves.

High blood pressure when a person’s usual blood pressure is elevated. The top number, or systolic blood pressure is the highest pressure that occurs each time the heart beats, and the bottom number, or diastolic blood pressure, is the lowest pressure that occurs when the heart relaxes between beats.

If only one of the two numbers is elevated, a person is considered to have high blood pressure and should be treated. A person that is consistently over 140/90 mmHg, he has high blood pressure.

As we age, hypertension is related to the constriction and narrowing of blood vessels diminishing the blood flow and starving the organs of the oxygen they need causing a heart attack or a stroke. Women are more likely than men to suffer strokes, still unknown why.

Main Causes of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a disease of poor lifestyle choices such as excess of salt and excess weight. Kidney and certain hormonal diseases can also contribute to hypertension but less common. Most of the cases (90% to 95%) are related to genetics, physiology and lifestyle. Other remaining cases result from pregnancy, drugs, tumors or diseases.

It is worth mentioning that most people are unaware they have high blood pressure until their blood pressure is measured. It is then most important that people regularly measure their own blood pressure using approved monitoring devices so that you can see if your blood pressure is within a normal range.

Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure reading is higher than 135 mmHg for the top number or 85 mmHg for the bottom number may mean that you should take action. It would be appropriate to lower your blood pressure with lifestyle changes such as cutting back on salt and alcohol, losing weight and getting more exercise before being obliged to use DRUGS.

A healthy diet and exercise can lessen the need for drugs and reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Diet should emphasize vegetables and fruits, lean meat, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and salt restriction meaning intake of no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day. Stress is a factor not to be neglected.

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the solid health of the heart and circulatory system. In more recent times, research has investigated these claims.

There are now a number of published clinical studies demonstrating the ability of a range of herbs to support the cardiovascular system and to maintain blood pressure within the normal range. High-Rite from Native Remedies is what you need. Also, to control your blood sugar, I suggest Advanced Blood Sugar Solution from Health Resources .Take action and be in charge of your health.

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By Gilles Coulombe

Gilles Coulombe B.A. B.LL D.S.A. is a University Graduate in Law and Business Administration and a member of the Canadian Health Institute. After holding senior executive positions in the Public Service as well as in the Private Sector, he has developed an expertise in natural health. Mr Coulombe is a consumer health advocate and a natural health counselor and author of articles pertaining to natural health. He is an Ezine’s Author Expert. His website, www.NewHealthFrontier.com is dedicated to improve health naturally without expensive and potentially dangerous prescription drugs for babyboomer’s and others wishing to live longer, healthier and happier.