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High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood out to your entire body. The blood moves through blood vessels called arteries. The term blood pressure refers to how hard the blood is pressing against the walls of your arteries.

When your heart contracts, blood is forced out of the heart and the pressure increases. When your heart relaxes, the pressure decreases.

A blood pressure monitor allows you to see the pressure at both points. The higher number is called the systolic pressure, and the lower number is the diastolic pressure. For example, a normal blood pressure is “115 over 70”:

115 systolic pressure (heart contracting)/70 diastolic pressure (heart relaxing)

What is high blood pressure

High blood pressure, or “hypertension,” often has no obvious cause, although many factors can contribute. When you have high blood pressure, your blood vessels are too narrow (constricted) or they may have too much blood volume circulating in them. High blood pressure puts an additional strain on blood vessels throughout your body and increases the workload on the heart.

What should my numbers be?

The chart below shows how blood pressure is classified in adults at least 18 years old. You want your blood pressure reading to be lower than “120 over 80.”

 

Blood pressure                 Systolic                     Diastolic

Normal                            Less than 120          Less than 80

Pre-High                          120 – 139                          80  – 89

High – Stage 1               140 – 159                          90 – 99

High – Stage 2             160 or over                   100 or over

 

It’s possible for only ONE of the numbers to be high (the systolic or diastolic).

It is particularly important to keep an eye on a high systolic number.

Human Blood Pressure Range Diagram

  

The 1st Number:

Systolic pressure is the pressure generated when the heart contracts.The 2nd Number:

Diastolic pressure is the blood pressure when the heart is relaxed.
What is Normal Blood Pressure?

  Buy and use a blood pressure monitor.Compare your BP reading with the numbers on the chart above. Draw a line from your systolic pressure to your diastolic pressure.Is the slope of the line about the same as shown on the chart? Where do YOU fit in? What are your risk factors?Are your blood pressure readings within the normal blood pressure range?

Should you take anti-hypertension medication to lower your blood pressure?
Normal human daily Blood Pressure Range can vary widely, so any single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable. BP monitor readings must be taken at different times of day, to determine AVERAGE blood pressure over time.

 What is important is your AVERAGE BP, or MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure) over time.

Or, where are those numbers sitting MOST of the time?
Normal MAP is about 93 mm of mercury.
Lowering High Blood Pressure Tactics

 

Download a 1-page printable .PDF file of the
Blood Pressure Chart above.
Blood Pressure Range Chart Notes
NORMAL BLOOD PRESSUREREADINGS RANGE
HIGH Blood Pressure Symptoms -Stressed, Sedentary, Bloated, Weak, Failing Systolic – Diastolic

 

210 – 120 – Stage 4 High Blood Pressure180 – 110 – Stage 3 High Blood Pressure160 – 100 – Stage 2 High Blood Pressure140 – 90 – Stage 1 High Blood Pressure140 – 90 – BORDERLINE HIGH130 – 85 – High Normal120 – 80 – NORMAL Blood Pressure110 – 75 – Low Normal90 – 60 – BORDERLINE LOW60 – 40 – TOO LOW Blood Pressure50 – 33 – DANGER Blood PressureLOW Blood Pressure Symptoms –Weak, Tired, Dizzy, Fainting, Coma For further informationclick here http://healthmatter.wordpress.com/

 

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Cancer causing foods

Five cancer-causing foods are:

1.. Hot Dogs

cancer food 

Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and Bacon

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Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries

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Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies

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All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

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Causes of liver damage

2Causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.2. Not urinating in the morning.

3 . Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil.
As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is20very fit.

8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’

 

 

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