Having a high blood pressure or hypertension is a very dangerous thing. Our blood vessels are similar to hoses we use for pumping out water and therefore have a time when they cannot take anymore pressure and therefore they burst or rapture resulting into a hemorrhagic stroke. High blood pressure can also lead to serious forms of hypertension.
Doctors have advised that we try to keep our blood pressure below 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg)
Having your BP way above the normal level can cause other serious conditions besides just hemorrhagic stroke and hypertension but can also cause heart attacks, heart failure, and even kidney failure. Yes it is that dangerous!
So now the question is what are the basic things we can all do to keep our blood pressure from rising astronomically? The answer to this is simple:
According to scientists, stress at work is one of the major causes of high blood pressures in people. A group of Canadian experts did a study on how to reduce blood pressure as a result of high stress and they found out that receiving support from a wife or girlfriend can help reduce high blood pressure significantly. The study found out that work-stressed people who got constant support from their partners every evening after work helped to reduce their systolic pressure by an average of 2.5 mmHg. Now I guess you’d all agree with me that this is a very significant reduction of pressure.
Another step to help reduce our blood pressure drastically is by the daily intake of aspirin before bed. I always new that aspirin had some great importance. This was found out to be true by an elite group of Spanish researchers. The group found out that when hypertensive people took 162 mg aspirin before going to bed it helped to reduce their systolic pressure by a stunning 6.8 mmHg. Can you believe that? Taking the aspirin before bed also helped the hypertensive to reduce his diastolic by 4.6 mmHg. But I recommend that before you take this step you consult with your doctor first in order for him to give the green light. Don’t start taking aspirin in the hope of reducing your high blood pressure before first consulting your doctor.
The next step to protect yourself from high blood pressure is a very simple thing, which is just the consumption of celery. Anyone who loves celery knows how advantageous it is to the body. Celery is a very crucial food when it comes to the battle against high blood pressure. Experts say of it as a must for every person suffering from hypertension. Celery according to our experts has antioxidant that relax blood vessels and can reduce our high blood pressure by as much as about 10% to 13% providing we consume enough of it on a daily basis. So what are you waiting for? Why not go get some celery and live a healthier and happier life.
The last but not the least step in reducing high blood pressure is one many might find weird but it really works. According to recent researches, it has been found out that being religious also helps significantly to reduce our blood pressure levels. The research found out that men who are religious and pray frequently have a lower BP level than those that hardly pray at all. Constant prayers (I mean people who pray often) have about 3.5 percent lower diastolic Blood Pressure than those of us who hardly pray! So they suggest that we all say a little prayer daily before hitting the bed. It sounds unrealistic but it works that is the weird thing about it. Besides what’s wrong with saying a little prayer from time to time?
Folks here we are with the simple steps to reduce high blood pressure and hypertension.