A True Killer
September 14th, 2004
By Sal Roach
A recent study revealed that 1 in 3, up from 1 in 4 Americans, now suffer from
Hypertension or High Blood Pressure. The thing about High Blood pressure that
may be most frightening is that, once you have it, there is very little chance
you will get rid of it.
As your heart goes through its rhythms, it pumps blood through your vessels and
stimulates all organs in your body. When your blood pressure starts to rise, the
blood is pushing too hard against the walls of the blood vessels. This causes
your heart over exert itself, which can cause permanent damage. High blood pressure
makes your heart work too hard.
So, as is the case with most conditions induced by outside influences, prevention
may indeed be the best medicine. Physically, there are many things that can be
easily done to prevent high blood pressure.
Don’t just get into a health craze. Following a healthy eating pattern can
lessen the risk of hypertension. Nuts, Beans Yogurt and other forms of NATURAL
PROTIEN help to build the heart muscle to a more tolerable level and keep your
Stop using excess salt in your diet. Do it. DO IT!
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. This will keep your arteries clean and your
blood flowing, eventually leading to a healthy heart. Having a healthy heart
allows you to keep your cool in the heat of battle. When aroused, the natural
endorphins or opiate receptors in your body are stimulated. IF your heart is weak,
it won’t take the pressure, and your mood will turn negative and sickly.
If you drink or smoke heavily, you are putting yourself at the highest risk level
imaginable because of the weakening of your immune system that these products can
These are of course the physical things that you need to prevent., but what about
First, if you are constantly in a stressful situation, you may need to take a step
back from it. The higher your blood pressure is, the less blood is going to your
brain and the less you are actually breathing. You need room and space to think,
so give that to yourself.
Reducing stress is not a luxury, but a necessary health concern that needs to be
taken into account when planning your daily routine.
If you brush your teeth every day so they won’t fall out, you should mind
your heart as well, for it might explode if you don’t watch it.
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