HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Steps for Taking down Your Blood Pressure

Steps for Taking down Your Blood Pressure, The first step towards a healthy life is to start avoiding food items that have no nutritional value for your body.

Steps for Taking down Your Blood Pressure

 When we eat food, there are only a few of us who think about its nutritional value rather than its taste or look. Sadly, this is the main cause of the spread of so many diseases these days. Even though most people know that diet is the key to health, they still ignore this principle and increase their chances of contracting diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

The first step towards a healthy life is to start avoiding food items that have no nutritional value for your body. If you want to pamper your heart, then consume protein rich foods like fruits and vegetables. Lean meats can also be added occasionally. These would be easier on your taste buds no doubt! Just by making these slight changes in your diet plan, you can improve your overall health and particularly your heart condition considerably.

Once you have achieved a modified diet plan, then next step towards a happy and healthy life is to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Good things are never easy to come by. In the same way, if you want health, then you need to stop watching TV, playing your playstation or working on the laptop. You need to move and get your muscles working. Now, whether you do that by dancing or walking is up to. However, those of you who already have a heart condition, hypertension or any other disease, need to consult their doctors before doing any exercise. You don’t want to make exercise the cause of your health problems rather than the solution!

It is also advisable to start with light exercise. Give your body time to get used to the new routine. Once the body has adjusted, you can take exercise to the next level. You can also increase the duration of the physical activity. Just remember that there is no need to overdo anything. Changes cannot take place overnight or in few days. It takes weeks and months of consistent exercise to experience visible signs of change in the body. Hence, once you start exercising, do not give up after a little while.

While you are eating and acting healthy, it is also crucial to take frequent tests of your blood pressure or heart condition. You do not want anything to creep up on you. If you experience even a slight problem, visit the doctor immediately.

Apart from all these ways of keeping healthy, the most ignored is mental health. Remember that your psychological well being is closely linked to your physical well being. Avoid stressful situations as much as possible. Always take out time from your busy lives to do something that relaxes and refreshes you.

Making all these changes in your life may seem hard in the beginning but once you start working on them, they will become easy. You must keep pushing yourself towards achieving the goal of a healthy heart and normal blood pressure as these are essential for a robust life!

 



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