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Healthy Blood Pressure Protocol

by isbella isla (2019-01-24)

I've been researching this for my own personal usage, Healthy Blood Pressure Protocol and I wanted to share it with others because it's a life or death situation. I'm going to teach you the best way to correctly take your stats and record it! Now to date, I haven't had a hypertension problem, but at age 40, I'm in a preventative mode to ensure I don't have to go on this kind of medication in the future.If you do it yourself, instead of going to a doctor's office, you have to first educate yourself thoroughly because if you go into the doctor's office and tell them you're consistently having high readings, they could put you on unnecessary medication that could wreak havoc on your body.If you're not taking your readings the right way, you could overlook potentially dangerous high blood pressure, assuming it's lower than it is - when in reality, you're just doing it all wrong. And low readings can cause your body to feel ill just as much as high readings.First, know that your blood pressure will vary during the day according to time of day as well as what you've been doing. If you exercised or drank coffee or a Coke, it could be higher. Smoking affects your blood pressure, too. Even the temperature of the room can make your blood pressure rise or drop! And we all know what stress can do. If you have even a tiny bit of stress, your readings could shoot up and endanger your health. It's just not worth the risk, is it?Before you buy a blood pressure machine, you have to measure your upper arm. This will help you pick out a good cuff size. Site on your couch or a chair and have your arm level with the heart. Be still - don't move around as you take a reading. Have you seen those machines in grocery stores where you can check the stats? They have your arm lifted up heart-level as you sit in the chair and if you move, it makes you redo the reading.Record your blood pressure readings daily and at different times of the day. Some of the better machines that you can buy to do it yourself at home come with journals that you can record this data in. It's very convenient.Lowering your salt intake is a well known dietary change that helps with reducing hypertension, but there are other changes to your diet that can help as well. Many foods in beverages also contain sugar and caffeine, these and other stimulants should be limited in general. It's a good idea to avoid soda, junk foods and as many processed foods as you can. Too many drinks can be detrimental, but limited quantities of alcohol can actually help to reduce your blood pressure. Foods that are low in sodium or salt are good options for your diet, since sodium can affect your blood pressure. The importance of Omega-3 and other healthy fatty acids is now recognized as a way to lower blood pressure and lower your risk for heart disease. Your blood pressure can be lowered and your health can be increased by taking fish, cranberry, coconut, olive or flax oils. If you take fish oil supplements, make sure that you are able to verify that the fish came from waters that weren't polluted--this is becoming more and more difficult. It is because of this that some people want to find other sources for their healthy fats but if you're determined to use fish you should know that there are still some healthy fish oils available too. Taking in enough healthy fats is a simple way to reduce both your cholesterol and your risk of hypertension.