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Healthy guide to defeat hypertension

October 22, 2016

It is called a silent killer since it slowly gets worse without any serious
symptoms. Here’s what you can do to thwart hypertension or high blood
pressure.

People who sleep five hours or less a night may be at higher risk of
developing high blood pressure.

Salt makes your body retain water. If you eat too much, the extra water
stored in your body raises your blood pressure.

Exercise is your drug-free treatment for hypertension. Regular physical
activity makes your heart stronger. A stronger heart can pump more
blood with less effort. But to maintain a healthy BP, you need to keep
exercising regularly.

Stress is your body’s natural alarm system. It releases a hormone
called adrenaline that causes your breathing to quicken, and heart rate
and blood pressure to rise.

Research proves that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables combined with
low-fat dairy foods significantly lowers blood pressure, especially in
patients with hypertension.

Obese individuals have an increase in fatty tissue that increases their
vascular resistance and in turn increases the work the heart has to do.

 

 

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