Before talking about how to control high blood pressure let us first learn about high blood pressure and why is it necessary to control it. Nevertheless, the blood pressure increases and decreases daily and every hour with the type of activities and diet you intake. High blood pressure means the movement of blood through the arteries more forcefully, putting extreme pressure on the arteries thus damaging the blood vessels. High blood pressure or hypertension is also known as the silent killer. It causes health issues like heart disease, stroke, and sudden heart attacks. Uncontrolled blood pressure can be fatal. Most people suffering from high blood pressure are unaware that they have it because it might have no signs and symptoms. Before controlling the blood pressure, it is necessary to diagnose it. Because diagnosing high blood pressure early can save you from seriously deteriorating your health.
Blood pressure (BP) is measured using two numbers. The first number – systolic blood pressure, represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats. The second number – diastolic blood pressure, represents the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart rests between beats. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Medical professionals have generally agreed that the upper limit of the “normal” BP is 140/90 mmHg. If your BP is consistently above that on three separate occasions your healthcare provider will diagnose you with hypertension. An ideal BP is actually around 115/75 mmHg this is where the BP-related risk of death of heart attack and strokes is near zero. But, is it even possible to get blood pressures down that low? It’s not just possible it’s normal, for those eating a healthy diet and making other lifestyle modifications.