*..Drinking cranberry juice can be effective in preventing Urinary tract infections.* Think it’s a heart attack? Call an ambulance, then chew one full strength (325mg) ASPIRIN tablet or else chew 4 low dose (81mg) ASPIRIN tablets. *..Supplementing blood pressure medicines with folate containing food materials or tablets has shown to reduce the likelihood of developing stroke in future. *.. A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 20 -30 min every other day has shown to improve blood pressure in hypertensive patients. *.. Mindfulness: A popular meditation technique has shown to reduce levels of stress hormone levels known as Cortisol and help in increasing attention span. *.. Worsening of Anxiety, agitation, restlessness in a previously healthy individual may be due to an overactive thyroid gland. Consult your doctor about thyroid function test.

Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

                            Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

Adopt four core lifestyle improvements which are proven to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. Together, these changes could bring mildly elevated blood pressure under control without medication—or allow you to stop or reduce current medications.

  • Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, every pound lost could lower systolic blood pressure (the upper number) by up to 1 millimeter of mercury (mm Hg). Losing 5% to 10% of your current weight will have a measurable effect on blood pressure. Aim for gradual but sustained weight loss based on a diet you enjoy.

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  • Exercise regularly. Guidelines call for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. A reasonable starting goal is 20 to 30 minutes every other day.

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  •  Eat a heart-healthy diet. A diet based on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduced sodium helps to lower blood pressure, over and above the calorie restriction required to lose weight. Consulting with a dietitian is one way to cut through the mixed messages in the media about what constitutes a heart-healthy diet.

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  • Moderate your alcohol intake. For a man, “moderate” alcohol consumption means no more than two standard alcoholic drinks per day. A standard drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits.

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4 Responses

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    Nice Article.. very useful

  2. Low blood pressure is a definite killer. Thank for the useful information. Really liked the way suggestive diet is explained to control BP which can really help.

  3. Get tips on how to prepare, and step-by-step instructions for taking your own blood pressure readings. If your doctor has prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, here are twelve things to keep in mind about your treatment protocol.

  4. I have not checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)

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