10 Natural Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure
What Is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when your systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure persistently remains higher than 130/80 mm Hg respectively.
Danger Of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is nicknamed the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms but can lead to serious health problems including heart disease and stroke. These diseases are among the leading causes of death in the United States.
How To Lower Blood Pressure
If you've been diagnosed with it, you can try a number of things to lower blood pressure before taking medication. Here are 10 natural and effective ways to lower your blood pressure levels.
Way To Lower Blood Pressure #1: Lose Extra Pounds
Obesity is one of the biggest causes of high blood pressure, as well as many other dangerous health conditions. That's because blood pressure often rises with weight gain. That quite simply means the heavier you are, the higher your blood pressure will be. This can also lead to problems like sleep apnea, which can make high blood pressure rise even further.
It goes without saying then that losing weight can be a great way to lower your blood pressure. However, if you're suffering from high blood pressure, but you're not overweight, weight loss might not work. If that's the case, then turn to our next tips.
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