Struggling With High Blood Pressure? Read These 10 Important Facts
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50% of adults in the United States are dealing with high blood pressure, with most of them unaware that they have this condition. In fact, many people are still in the dark on why high blood pressure occurs in the first place.
So what is blood pressure, and why is it so important to manage your levels? This easy-to-read guide will help educate you on the basic facts about high blood pressure — and give you useful pointers on how to deal with this condition.
What Is Blood Pressure?
Your blood pressure refers to the force needed to push blood through your arteries coming from your heart so it can deliver oxygen-rich blood all throughout your body.
There are two values taken when your blood pressure is measured: a high value (systolic) and a low value (diastolic). Systolic measures the highest pressure that occurs in your blood vessels as your heart contracts, while diastolic measures the pressure in your arteries between heartbeats when your heart is relaxed.
If you have elevated blood pressure levels, it means the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries is too high, which can increase your risk of heart disease, heart failure and stroke.
What Are the Causes and Signs of High Blood Pressure?
Many factors can increase your chances of being diagnosed with high blood pressure levels, and most of them are related to your lifestyle choices. For example, smoking, obesity and excessive alcohol intake can put you at risk of this condition. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that their blood pressure is elevated until after they start experiencing severe symptoms like angina or even a heart attack.
In this e-book, you will discover some of the common causes and signs of high blood pressure, such as:
- Why being deficient in these two important vitamins can cause your high blood pressure to skyrocket
- The nighttime condition that's been linked to elevated high blood pressure levels
- How your environment and the area where you live can affect your risk
In 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology, along with nine other health organizations, changed the cutoff values that determine if a person has high blood pressure or not, leading many previously healthy people to be diagnosed with this condition.
But the problem is that common methods for measuring blood pressure can be inaccurate, as there are factors that can affect the accuracy of your blood pressure reading, such as cuff position and "white coat hypertension" — you'll learn all about these and more when you read this guide.
There Are Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs
If you're part of the statistic, chances are you'll be advised to take medications that will reduce your heart rate or relax your blood vessels. But the problem with drugs for high blood pressure is that they're linked to problematic side effects like skin cancer.
The most effective way to normalize your blood pressure is through healthy lifestyle choices. I encourage you to read this free e-book to get valuable information that will help you manage your blood pressure levels safely and effectively. You'll learn:
- Why regaining your metabolic flexibility is key to controlling hypertension
- The best diet strategy to help normalize your insulin and leptin sensitivity
- The top supplements that may help manage your blood pressure levels
- Physical activities that may help increase blood flow and improve your blood pressure
Controlling high blood pressure does not have to rely solely on pharmaceutical interventions. Start reading this e-book now and get your levels within a safe, healthy range.