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Overcoming High Blood Pressure, Issue #003 - High Blood Pressure Control
April 08, 2011
High Blood Pressure Control
Overcoming High Blood Pressure brings you the latest addition in the importance of High Blood Pressure Control.
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Aloha! For this month's newsletter we have gathered some new stuff to help you regarding high blood pressure control. Here are the highlights of what you will be reading:
High Blood Pressure And Music
High blood pressure or hypertension is deeply related to your stress level. That is why listening to music and doing breathing exercises while listening to it has proven to be one of the most remarkable and efficient ways for high blood pressure control.
American Society of Hypertension says that listening to calming music for half an hour a day helps you quite significantly.
Music therapy is now widely used in hospitals for relieving pain and stress and is considered a proven tool for relaxing a patient's mind and body.
How it works
There are many neurotransmitters in your body among which is Dopamine whose function is to reduce the level of your stress and bring you comfort. Numerous studies show that fast and slow music affects mood and temperament of your body.
Fast music can increase the level of pressure in blood and breathing rates whereas low tempo music acts as a therapy to enhanced mood and sensations in the body and reduce the pressure in blood.
Music also aids in increasing the level of calcium in your brain which helps as an effective stress reliever.
How Accurate Are Blood Pressure Monitors?
Keeping track of your blood pressure level throughout the day will help you understand the changes that affect it and how much improvements are being made in your body.
But are these monitors accurate?
Yes they are but not as accurate and helpful as a medical facilitator can be. They provide ease of use and do-it-yourself facility which helps you keep readings and get a basic idea of your condition.
But before you buy yourself a blood pressure monitor, consider these things:
What are the numbers that display on the blood pressure monitors?
Before using the device you must learn to use it in order to get accurate readings. With almost all monitors you get two kinds of measurements: A top number (Systolic) and a bottom number (Diastolic).
A blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury)is considered as a standard/normal reading. Here 120 is the top number or systolic reading and 80 is the bottom number or diastolic reading. Any numbers below or above them are symptoms of low or high blood pressure, respectively.
How to take accurate measurements
Usually best time to get your blood pressure measured is before and after the breakfast. Before taking measurements sit in a relaxing position and do not talk during the process. Position your left arm to the level of your heart and put the cuff loosely around your arm
There should be a space of half inch between arm and the cuff. Use the buttons on the monitor to start the process of cuff inflation and deflation, during which your blood pressure will get displayed on the monitor and you can then remove the cuff after taking the reading.
Low Sodium Diet For High Blood Pressure Control
Cutting down quantity of sodium intake is one of the first things your physician will recommend. So how ill you include it in your present diet? Follow the guide below:
Blood Pressure Control Without Medication
It is definitely possible to control hypertension without medication. In fact it is recommended to avoid medication unless your doctor tells you it is absolutely necessary. However, natural ways are equally helpful if you are or not on any medication.
Tip Of the Month - Mint Leaves
Mint leaves are excellent blood purifiers and stress relievers. They are a natural ingredient recommended by all physicians to regulate pressure in blood vessels. These green stimulating leaves are excellent for your heart and help cure both high and low blood pressure.
You can prepare tomato and mint sauce and use it with your daily food. Tomato with mint is really an amazing combination for high blood pressure control.
Also drinking two to three cups of mint tea every day will keep you relaxed and will help reduce high blood pressure.
Your comments are always welcomed.
So see you next month for more ways to lower your blood pressure.
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