High Blood Pressure Is Often Called "The Silent Killer"
due to the fact that so many people don’t realize they have high
blood pressure before it is too late. Here are some basic facts
- Systolic (the higher number) measures blood being pushed from the heart.
- Diastolic (the lower number) measures pressure at rest when the heart is starting to refill.
- Excellent blood pressure is 115 over 75, not 120 over 80, which is often recommended.
What causes high blood pressure?
- Pre-hypertension is 120–139 over 80–89.
- Hypertension is 140 over 90 or higher.
- Hypotension is anything under 110 over 70 or lower.
- The most common causes are:
- Genetic factors
- Ethnic background
- Low level of physical activity
- Excess salt intake
- Build up of plaque
- Excess alcohol
- Poor nutrition
Persistently high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease,
dementia, heart disease, stroke, arterial disease and vision
problems. Conventional medicine uses medications for high
blood pressure such as Diuretics, Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors,
Calcium Channel Blockers or Aldosterone Blockers. These
medications are often effective but can also cause many side
effects such as heart muscle dysfunction, asthma, low heart
rate, irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, kidney dysfunction, swelling
of ankles and rapid heartbeat. These negative side effects can
often be avoided by following a more natural approach based
on excellent scientific evidence.
Foods to include:
- Omega oils
- Poultry and fish
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole grains (not wheat)
- Foods to avoid
- Saturated fat
- Processed food
- Fried foods
- Nutritional supplements to include:
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamins C
- Fish peptides
Managing stress—Stress can increase blood pressure. Avoid
stress, if possible, and use meditation, yoga, deep breathing,
sunshine exposure or tai chi to help bring your blood pressure
Exercise is important—Getting enough exercise is vital to
maintaining good blood pressure. Try to get about 45–60
minutes a day of aerobic and strength exercise as well as some
stretching and flexibility movements. Concentrate on the core
as much as possible (the stomach and back).
Final suggestions—If prescription medication is necessary
there is one type that is preferred over the others and it is
Telemisartin. This medication has very few side effects as
well as several benefits such as improved arterial support
and increased energy production. When diet, supplements,
stress management and exercise are working for you it may be
possible to substitute Telemisartin with a natural product called
Pept ACE made from fish peptides.