A recent report from the centers for disease control estimates 1 in 3 american adults has high blood pressure. But there are things you can change today to lower blood pressure and keep it under control.
Dr. David Frid is a renowned cardiologist. He has described few tips to lower blood pressure.These detailed below for your knowledge.
He says a little bit of exercise goes a long way. “So, a good walk outside could do it. Getting on the treadmill, riding a bicycle- stationary or outside, I mean there are a lot of different activities that you can do. It doesn’t have to be working in the gym. It doesn’t have to be going out for a really long, strenuous run.” Dr. Frid says your blood pressure will benefit from 30-45 minutes of exercise, 3-5 days a week. Just make sure the activity raises your heart rate above it’s resting level.
He says a low-sodium diet that’s made up of foods packed with potassium, calcium, and magnesium will also help.
And he says blood pressure medications are better than ever. Dr. Frid says even if your blood pressure is not high, you still have to keep it under control. “One of the problems with blood pressure is your body is working real hard, but often, until you have an event, until you have a heart attack or have a stroke or you develop kidney failure- you don’t know.
For the longest time, we’ve called high blood pressure the silent killer because, in fact, there are no symptoms. ” Dr. Frid says high blood pressure is defined as blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mm-hg.
Here is the video in which above tips are explained in detail. This video also helped in creating this article.
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