High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition where the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, stays too high. High blood pressure affects millions of people, of all ages. When you have high blood pressure, your heart and blood vessels have to work harder which lowers their efficiency.
When your cholesterol is high it causes plaque to build up on the inside of your arteries, narrowing the passageways for your blood. As the pathways get smaller your blood pressure increases harming your arteries, heart and the rest of your body. High blood pressure greatly increases your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
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There are several lifestyle adjustments you can make to help naturally lower your blood pressure.
-If you are overweight, losing even just 10 pounds can significantly lower your blood pressure.
-Eating less sodium and limiting your red meat consumption will help not only to lower high blood pressure but also to lower high cholesterol. Try to limit the amount of sodium you eat to less than 1,500 mg a day.-Regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week can lower your blood pressure. Consistency is crucial because when you stop exercising your blood pressure has the potential to rise again. Also, if your blood pressure is only slightly higher than average (prehypertension) exercise can prevent you from developing full-blown hypertension.
-Quit smoking cigarettes! Everyone knows cigarettes are bad for you but they are especially bad for anyone struggling with high blood pressure. Nicotine raises your heart rate and blood pressure. Smoking narrows your arteries and hardens their walls, making your blood more likely to clot. When you stress your heart out like this it sets you up for a heart attack or stroke.
-Drink less alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term complications.
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Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338