Hypertension or high blood pressure is a disturbing outbreak that is claiming the lives of many Americans more than cancer. High blood pressure is not difficult to manage and proper lifestyle decisions can save many lives. It is often referred to as the “silent killer” that induces heart failure, kidney failure or stroke if
not treated properly. Although many have problems of hypertension majority of them are ignorant on the subject. A healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure. The best way to treat hypertension is to just change one’s lifestyle but in some situations medication and therapy might be necessary.
Lowering sodium intake is vital to lowering blood pressure but cannot be considered the only remedy for hypertension. Cutting down on alcohol intake and minimizing sugar consumption also lower blood pressure. Increased intake of potassium, calcium and magnesium by eating plenty of plant foods rich in omega-3 oils would help. Obesity is another major contributor to elevated blood pressure. The percentage of obesity in America has gone up significantly which calls for an increased effort to lessen weight. Studies have shown that an increased level of stress has also resulted in obesity which complicates hypertension further followed by heart or organ failures.
Basic precautions like including fiber rich food in diet, reducing sugars and salts, accommodating more vegetables and spices to daily meal can help lower hypertension. Getting blood pressure checked regularly, watching weight, reducing alcohol, fat intake, not smoking and exercising regularly are some of the preventive measures that can be practiced.
Hence by simply adopting healthier life choices and habits will help to successfully beat this disease. All Americans need to commit to getting blood pressure levels checked regularly along with incorporating healthy lifestyle modifications mentioned above into...