Your blood pressure changes throughout the day and can be effected through a variety of factors. While being aware of this and ensuring its well maintained, it can prove to be difficult at times. But to keep it constantly high or not giving this a second thought is not only dangerous, but affects your body for the worse.
According to the British heart foundation, while researching all about high blood pressure:-
“More than 14 million adults in the UK have high blood pressure, and, as a result, have an increased risk of heart diseases and stroke,”
Dangerous levels of blood pressure can put your body through negative changes quietly only to discover about this, many years later. It has been proven to be deadly and can even cost lives. Let’s discuss the factors involved and how to overcome.
What Is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is deemed as the pressure contained within the blood vessels that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all the cells within the body. Imagine this process occurred too vigorous, it would over exert your body and can be damaging as a result.
Pulmonary hypertension or also known as high blood pressure can actually cause chest pains as a result and with this process in a catastrophic state, it is no wonder that pain can emerge.
The definition of blood pressure as stated in the dictionary is a great definition for better understanding:-
“The pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured by diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls,”
As shown in the image above, your blood is carried throughout the body via blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart and then towards the heart, a cycle of nourishing the cells with oxygen and whilst removing impurities along the way – with each heartbeat.
According to the NHS, high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher. While ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
Your blood pressure truly defines the state of your body and all very well maintained via the circulatory system in which it is made up of blood vessels, the heart, blood vessels and roofs these vital components and a major transport system of the body.
What can cause High Blood Pressure?
As we go through life and its ups and downs, whether it is facing tragedies, stress or poor lifestyle, it all affects your blood pressure at an alarming rate. After all, your feelings and emotions contribute to the state of your blood pressure. When we are happy and enjoying ourselves, we feel content and free, thus affecting our blood pressure. Let’s check out the major factors that correspond with high blood pressure:-
Stress – A major contribution which directly increases blood pressure. Because of the many hormones produced in this stressful state and the body has to deal with to keep stress levels in order, it increases your blood pressure.
Your heartbeat increases and pulse rate is much faster than normal. The blood vessels narrow and a reduced rate of circulation of blood to some body parts occur, lowering oxygen levels throughout the body.
Smoking – This can poison your internal system highly and poses many health threats within the body. When chewing tobacco or even smoking, the harmful substances travel in the body and can damage the lining of the artery walls. This can in turn increase the blood pressure, making you feel panicked and if in a state of addiction can poison your blood cells, killing of many healthy cells that will sprout other health issues as a result.
A poor lifestyle – Whether we like it or not, certain factors can increase the chance of making us unwell and increasing the blood pressure perhaps on a regular basis. Obesity, lack of exercise or even negative thinking is very harmful overall to the body.
With irregular exercise, you do not get your circulation moving and bring about a sluggish circulation which affects the heart and brain, you may feel more tired than usual. This in turn, effects your energy levels, which makes the heart pump harder. With negative thoughts or feeling depressed can cause major downfalls not only on your body but your mentality and emotions. Your high blood pressure causes increased heart rate, as well as artery wall inflammation.
A poor diet – Processed foods in particular can contribute to an increase in your blood pressure due to the unnatural preservatives, chemicals and bad oils found in them.
It can allow for a sudden spike in heart rate and cholesterol levels. In some cases, a big increase in blood pressure can lead to a stroke in which damage to your blood vessels occur. You may even gain blood clotting to appear within the arteries which in turn blocks blood flow.
It is always best to consult a medical expert for more information and advice in overcoming such conditions.
How can we maintain our blood pressure?
There are so many preventive and simple methods to keeping blood pressure under control and keeping you more healthier overall. First, its important to be aware of your body’s reactions to certain factors, i.e smoking, to understand the consequences that you may face and to avoid these and to listen to your body.
Your body is always giving you signals and help in doing the right thing to keep your body healthy, always pay attention and if your body feels run down as a result of certain factors, choose an alternative to best suit you body and your blood pressure.
Breathing exercises – A fantastic way to energize your body whilst paying attention to your breathing rate, which can reduce stress levels significantly.
When you have an increase in your blood pressure, you may not be breathing correctly which can alter your heart rate and blood pressure. Dangerous substances are produced too, such as nitric acid that interferes with oxygen levels and can be lowered dramatically.
Ensure you engage in deep breathing to allow for normal levels of oxygen within the body, which lowers stress and you will not face fatigue or feel overwhelmed as there is a plentiful supply of oxygen within various organs for optimal health. It truly feels great!
Drink water – A vital factor to quench your thirst and drinking water provides best results when you drink water when you feel the urge to and not because you have to.
A proven solution to lower blood pressure and by adding minerals to the water has shown to provide better results for your blood. When you are dehydrated this causes for headaches and lower performance levels affecting blood levels dramatically.
Eat well on a daily basis – You may feel relaxed and tension free while consuming fresh and wholesome foods which should contain more minerals and vitamins which are necessary for better functioning of your organs. It provides for cleaner energy to your body and feeling more alert and awake that contributes to normal blood pressure levels.
It is important to pay attention to your blood pressure levels and keep well maintained through choosing beneficial factors that also contributes to a healthier overall state to your mind and body. The affects are really only discovered some years later and by then it may be too late.
“There are six components of wellness: proper diet and weight, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams,” – Kenneth H. Cooper
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