Sunday, October 18, 2009

WHAT IS A BLOOD PRESSURE?

1-The condition is also known as hypertension and means that the pressure of the blood
with in the arteries is constantly higher than normal which places strain on your heart and circulation.Millions have high blood pressure and are unaware of the problem, because usually
there are no specific symptoms.

2-The condition is certainly a lot more common in older people, or those with a family history
disease.

3-High blood pressure leads to premature ageing as a reduced flow of blood through narrowed arteries means a reduced flow of oxygen to your cell.

WHAT TO AVOID

1-Salt
The most effective way thing you can do to lower high blood pressure is to lower your intake of salt.

2-smoking
Like caffeine ,smoking narrows the arteries and should be avoided, especially if you currently have high blood pressure.

3-sugar
Cut down on your sweets because sugar just get converted to fat if you dont burn it off and being over weight is one of the leading causes of hyper tension.

4-saturated fat
Found in cakes, biscuits, chocolate , cheese ,cream, and pastry. These raise cholesterol level and place extra strain your blood pressure by furring up the arteries.

5- stimulants
Research shows that blood pressure can drop by as much as 20 points when caffeine is removed from the diet.Caffeine causes arteries to restrict, so places extra strain on your system.

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