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Your Heart, Its Health, Symptoms Not To Ignore, And High Blood Pressure

Trillion of cells within your body relies heavily on every beat of your heart. To keep you alive and healthy it beat hundreds of thousands of times daily, pumping about two thousand gallons of blood through thousands of miles of arteries, veins and capillaries. 

Heart symbols.

If your arteries are healthy they expand and contract easily with every heartbeat. This keeps your pressure low. But if they become stiff, the blood vessels do not expand easily causing blood pressure increase.

This 8-oz muscle is amazing. Here are some things you need to know to protect against diseases and keeping it healthy.

Tell me you are not in awe of this magnificent muscle which is also like a machine working day and night.  So, to keep your heart in its best and healthiest form follow these guidelines for your longevity.

Don't Ignore These Potential Heart Attack Symptoms

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. Do you know how to keep it going strong for the rest of your life? And are you aware of these early subtler signs of a heart attack you should never ignore?

Here goes.... Classic signs of a heart attack are palpitations and pain in the chest and arm.  On the other hand, women have subtler symptoms that are easy to ignore, so be aware or better still memorize these warning signs.

  • Strange fatigue, such as after a usually easy workout, or just making the bed.

  • Trouble sleeping even when exhausted.

  • A cold, clammy feeling.

  • Sudden sweating or shortness of breath with another symptom, like chest pain.

  • Difficulty breathing when you are lying down that eases when you sit up.

  • Pain in either arm, or the left side of the lower jaw.

  • Chest pain that spreads to the upper or lower back, especially sudden pain that might wake you up at night.

  • Chest pain that comes with nausea/vomiting, heartburn, anxiety or dizziness.

Screenings To Protect You From Heart Disease

These screenings will not let high blood pressure dangers go unnoticed.

Dr. Leslie Cho, Director of the Cleveland Clinic's Women's Cardiovascular Center states, no matter your age you should be screened for heart disease, and these are some of the tests recommended.

Learn how to keep your heart going strong for the rest of your life.



Ideal Score

Blood pressure

Annually. More often if you are at risk for heart disease.

<120/80 mm Hg

Fasting blood glucose test

Annually. More often if you are overweight and have one other risk factor.

<100 mg/dl


Every five years from age 20. Over age 35 annually if at risk for heart disease.

<180 mg/dl total cholesterol

Some Things To Do If You Already Have High Blood Pressure

I have tried and complied all these three suggestions from my Health magazine list.  But I would strongly suggest you also have a discussion with your health provider, so you'll know what to expect and what is good for your unique body.

  1. According to a 2014 Hypertension journal review where it was suggested that we consume probiotics regularly. They stated that systolic pressure was reduced by 3.56 mm Hg and diastolic pressure was lowered 2.38 mm Hg on average. For me I noticed an increase in the number of times that I had my daily bowel movement. I felt so much emptier on the inside and relaxed.

  2. Having an electro-acupuncture treatment weekly for six weeks. Their findings state that individuals experienced a six to eight point drop in systolic pressure and a four point drop in diastolic pressure. I have also done this low-level electro-acupuncture treatment a couple of times and didn't like it. It was not painful, but I was very nervous about it.

  3. Avoid drinking and eating from containers that are lined with bisphenol A. This can spike your blood pressure.

What Stress Does To Your Heart

If you are alive then stress will be around so learning how to live peaceful with this health risk is a must for everyone.  The key to relieving stress factors is to creating strategies to manage it.

So throughout the day do an awareness check of your breathing, are your shoulders creeping up and whether your muscles are tight.  If you find any tension within you start inhaling and exhaling deeply slowing on a count of ten.

Stop for a minute and have a meaningful and friendly chat with a close friend or family.

And last but in no way the least, to me it is one of the most important thing you can do for yourself is to meditate and slow or stop the constant chatter in your mind.  Your body will thank you for it.

Create A Haven For Yourself

So the important facts on taking care of your heart is to create an upbeat environment where you can relax.  Eat heart-healthy foods, create your own network of contacts, get in some exercise and catch up on your sleep.

Take care of your heart and it will take care of you. Here are the steps you can take to keep your heart strong, take years off this organ and add back to your life.

Return From Your Heart To High Blood Pressure Dangers

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