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Kim Buchanan ID# 11225081 USA
Oh that annual doctors visit; when out comes the blood pressure cuff to be wrapped firmly around your arm, ultimately giving way to a set of numbers. For some folks this routine check spells “normal”, as your blood pressure is 120/80. However, for many the opposite is true with higher than “normal” blood pressure.
Blood pressure is measured with two numbers, the higher number or systolic pressure determines the pressure in the artery when the heart beats. The lower number, the diastolic pressure represents the pressure when the heart is at rest.
If you are amongst the lucky with “normal” blood pressure that is wonderful news, if not, let’s talk about the common problems with higher than normal blood pressure, and learn about some possible solutions.
The top number systolic represents how hard your heart has to beat to get blood out to your body. When this number is higher than 120 your arteries could be stiff, inflexible, inflamed or simply too narrow causing your heart to have to work much harder. So what causes this, well the most common cause of a high systolic number is too much adrenaline or other stress type hormones in the bloom stream. Stress induced high blood pressure will show a high systolic number with a normal diastolic number, one example would be 150/80. Normally, a few deep breathes and relaxation will bring the higher systolic number back down to 120. Another way to keep this number in check is with supplements, like Co-Q10, taken at bedtime can relax the heart. Vitamin C taken in the morning and evening, helps relax blood vessels.
If both numbers are high such as 160/110, the problem could be inflammation which can lead to arteriosclerosis. In such cases seek medical attention, as you should be under the care of a licensed physician. It is important to note that daily exercise, change in diet, stress management, and reducing inflammation in the body are important first steps in the fight. One way you can help reduce inflammation is by adding an Omega-3 supplement and Betalains as together they can help reduce inflammation in the blood vessels, draining excess fluid out of the body.
If the diastolic is too high and the systolic is normal it may indicate the body isn’t detoxifying the lungs, kidneys and liver properly. Our bodies detoxify daily, yet sometimes could use a little extra help, so reach for the Vitamin C to detoxify your lungs, kidneys and liver. Then grab those Betalains to drain away the toxins.
Check your blood pressure frequently. Your body is speaking to you when your pressure is unbalanced. If left unchecked it will eventually kill you! Your body is speaking, are you listening?
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Resource: TriVita Vita Journal