High Blood Pressure & Your Health: Managing the Silent Killer

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High Blood Pressure & Your Health: Managing the Silent Killer

High Blood Pressure

It’s a fact: High Blood Pressure is a national EPIDEMIC. 65 million Americans have it. That’s 1 in 3 people! And over $50 billion dollars are spent EACH YEAR on blood pressure medication. Medication that often does more harm to your body than good! With side effects ranging from dizziness to headaches…

Nearly 5 million U.S. adults aged 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medication properly, putting them at risk for severe health complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and early death, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 70 percent of American adults 65 and older have hypertension – but only about half of them manage to keep their blood pressure under control, according to the CDC.

 

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

High Blood PressureYour blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
140/90 or higher is high blood pressure

 
Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

 
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.

 

“So, what else can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?”

Go to the next page, where I’ll show you EXACTLY  how I brought my own blood pressure from a high of 150/92 down to a near-‘textbook’ 120/79… while getting rid of diabetes and 31 POUNDS of stubborn fat in the process…

High Blood Pressure