Lower Your Risk Of Dying Young With High Blood Pressure
My about me journey is varied, will help you learn what you need to know about this disease that is reversible and might even be preventable while taking certain steps. You should know that hypertension is the third leading cause of death worldwide. The higher your blood pressure, the shorter is your life expectancy.
Becoming aware of how obesity contributes to this disease and also of any changes happening within your body after starting your prescription. And, it is important to express your concerns with your doctor.
Also, there are some things your doctor may not tell you about hypertension and high blood pressure - did you know there are differences?
My name is Donna, I am the founder and writer of this website, author of Your HBP Guidebook Towards Optimum Health; and The Essence of Meditation - an instructional ebook with digital meditation daily recordings.
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in the early 1990s, right after the death of my Mother. Losing a parent and especially your Mother can be traumatic. Right after her death my blood pressure skyrocketed.
My high blood pressure journey, the different medications I have taken, their side effects, and my many alternative treatments have transformed me into living a healthier lifestyle.
Medical research states that up until the age of sixty, women were less likely than men to develop high blood pressure. But after age sixty women take the lead.
Also you should know hypertension strikes one out of three Africans, as compared to one out of four Caucasians.
Since I am a woman and also a woman of color from a Caribbean country, I am best suited in helping women struggling with weight issues, manage chronic lifestyle diseases, discover foods and lifestyle choices that have them living within healthy guidelines, boost energy and improve overall health.
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My body did not adjust well to the side effects of taking diuretics. Everything about me changed. I was dizzy all the time, my legs and tongue would swell, and I developed a persistent cough.
I was constantly having my prescription changed because of all the different side effects. I did not like how I was feeling, so I started researching about different medications that controlled blood pressure, their benefits and side effects; and also on what alternative measures were out there.
Initially it was all about me, focused on the improvement of my health. I researched practically everything about this insidious disease, studied nutrition and the effect it had on my body's insulin, my blood sugar levels, and what the body needed to stay healthy and vibrant.
I went further in my research and learned the basic concepts in dietary nutrition, how overall health and in particular obesity is driven by dietary composition - the biology of foods. I wanted to be able to help myself, to heal the body using the foods I eat, along with my doctor's supervision.
It's true we are what we eat. It took some time and determination to find what works and that medication is not the only way to lower high blood pressure and lose weight.
There are many studies stating vegetarians have lower blood pressure levels than non-vegetarians, and that they tend to develop hypertension less often. I am not saying you are to go vegan because I am not one, but I am just making you aware of the different ways individuals can control their blood pressure.
A very high percentage of individuals around the world are now overweight. Researchers have stated that if you were overweight, say since your early twenties, you're significantly more at risk of developing hypertension.
So delved into my website pages and use the information I have provided to work for you in living a healthier lifestyle.
Now I am a Certified Health Coach.
Here is a little bit more about me. Born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, migrated to the United States of American in my late twenties with my husband and daughter. Worked for thirty years at an International Bank in the Business Banking Department. During that time I graduated from college and from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world's largest nutrition school.
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