Medicine Information

Blood Pressure Treatment: High and Low Blood Pressure Tips and Medication!


High blood pressure is on the rise worldwide. But, doctors believe that small lifestyle changes can go a long way in preventing this silent killer.

High blood pressure (BP) is one of the 10 leading health risks worldwide and causes seven million deaths a year, according to WHO report. The organsiation estimates that about one-third adults in most countries suffer from high blood pressure.

By 2025, more than 1.5 billion people will have high BP and most importantly, the world's poorest countries will be the worst hit, warns US experts. The expert's warning is the result of the study based on two decades of global data. Based on the trends, the researchers believe that the prevalence of high blood pressure will increase by about 60 percent by 2025. And they expect to see it slightly more in women(30 percent) than in men(29 percent)

Looking at these alarming figures, there could be a worldwide epidemic of strokes and heart attacks in the future.

Here are some steps to control your Blood Pressure (BP)!

. Shed those extra kilos. Cut down on calories. The more overweight you are, the more susceptible you are to high BP.

. Stop smoking. This will keep your BP in control and will also diminish your risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Must Visit: Find enormous quit smoking tips, motivation and an effective quit smoking program at http://www.weightloss-health.com/quit_smoking_ways.htm

. Add more fruits, vegetables and low-fat diary products to your diet.

. Eat foods high in calcium, magnesium and potassium like banana, raisins, potato and dates.

. Reduce your salt intake as it is linked to high BP. According to experts, one shouldn't consume more than 2 grams of sodium per day.

Must Visit: Get free low sodium diet and recipe at http://www.weightloss-health.com/low_sodium_diet_recipes.htm

. Curb your alcohol consumption as excessive alcohol raises your BP.

. Exercise regularly. A 30-minute workout is healthy.

. Use relaxation methods like yoga, meditation and biofeedback to lower your stress levels.

Caution: You may have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Since high blood pressure is silent killer, only way to find out if you are suffering from it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of high blood pressure(JNC), has formulated norms to diagnose pre-hypertension, where blood pressure readings show 120-139 over 80-89 mmHg, which help identify people who are at a higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.

Not many know that high blood pressure can lead to heart and kidney ailments and may be fatal too. Those who have recently become hypertensive can heal themselves by losing weight, increasing physical activity, curbing alcohol consumption, increasing fruit content in their diet and practicing yoga. Also one should watch out for sleep apnoea- a common cause for hypertension at http://www.weightloss-health.com/sleep%20apnea%20treatment.htm.

Exercise Tips to fight Hypertension!

. Low level aerobic training (biking, treadmill)

. Walking

. Water aerobics, swimming

. Resistance Training (Bench Press, squats and leg press).

. Circuit training

About the Author

Jasdeep: for http://weightloss-health.com/ your complete and most comprehensive family guide on Health.

To learn more on Diet Recipe for various health conditions, visit Free Diet Recipe

If you wish to reproduce the above article you are welcome to do so, provided the article is reproduced in its entirety, including this resource box and LIVE link to our website.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


New York Times

Using Medicine and Science to Improve the Quality of Life
New York Times
To Ms. Onie, that story offers an example of what is wrong with America's health care system: It can be so focused on medicine that it misses the social issues that really drive health. For more than 20 years since she co-founded the nonprofit Health ...



KSTP

Anglers find man's body in Plymouth's Medicine Lake
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fishermen out on Medicine Lake in Plymouth on a hot Saturday morning came across a man's body along the eastern shoreline. Responders arrived just after 10 a.m. and located the unidentified male, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
Body of Man Recovered From Medicine Lake | KSTP.comKSTP
Fishermen discover body in Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minn. - Fox 9KMSP-TV
Body recovered from Medicine LakeSW News Media
KARE11.com -WCCO | CBS Minnesota -Bring Me The News
all 8 news articles »


LIVEKINDLY

New Programme Educates Physicians on 'Culinary Medicine'
LIVEKINDLY
In hospitals across the country, a small number of physicians are taking courses to learn how to better provide nutrition counseling for patients. Dubbed “culinary medicine,” the burgeoning movement teaches how to address patient dietary needs by ...



WTOL.com

Using food as medicine: Woman's battle against cancer being studied by Harvard researchers
WTOL.com
[ON THAT TOPIC: NY doctor prescribes food as medicine]. Today, more than 12 years after her first diagnosis, Bero, who is 54, says she's cancer-free and now works as a cancer coach. “She's teaching me food is the best form of medicine,” said Phil Baugh ...



The Dominion Post

Holgorsen, Hostetler and Antoline to lead WVU Medicine Children's capital campaign
The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN — WVU Football Coach Dana Holgorsen, former WVU and NFL quarterback Jeff Hostetler, and West Virginia native Steve Antoline have been named co-chairs of the $60 million capital campaign to build a new home for WVU Medicine ...



Forbes

RoosterBio Is Targeting $67 Billion Global Regenerative Medicine Market
Forbes
When you hear about “Regenerative Medicine,” it is often about stem cell therapy and tissue engineering. These two innovations alone are driving the large industry market estimates ranging from four billion dollars to $67 billion. The National ...



Medicine Supplies for Gaza
ReliefWeb
Thursday May 24th we supplied the hospitals in the Gaza Strip with medicines and disposable medical equipment at a cost of $70,000. The equipment provided is designated mainly for emergency and operating rooms, in order to help them deal with the ...



Huntington Herald Dispatch

Bradford C. Gillon: MU helps man achieve goal of medicine
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Upon completion of my master's degree program, I matriculated into the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The rigors of medical school have brought its share of ups and downs, but my training at Marshall has prepared me well to become a physician.



The Commercial Appeal

The College of Medicine graduation at UT Health Science Center
The Commercial Appeal
Sign linguist translates speeches to those within the audience that are hearing impaired for the Univerity of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine graduation ceremony at Cook Convention Center.



87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine
WMC Action News 5
Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. The university hosted its 5th commencement for the medical school at the Thomas Fine Arts Center. 87 graduated in the ceremony ...


Google News

home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas
© 2006