5 things about Blood Pressure everybody should know

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Sometimes I may sound like a recording, especially if what I am saying is something I am passionate about.  Blood Pressure is one of those things.  I am constantly talking about losing weight.  Eating healthy.  But that isn’t for the numbers on the scale.  I would much prefer the number on the bathroom scale to be higher and the number on the Blood Pressure monitor to be lower. 

For me I learned at an early age what it was.  I learned through family members being diagnosed with hypertension, losing family members due to heart problems and eventually being diagnosed with hypertension myself.  If you have been lucky enough not to really hear about it so far, then that is wonderful..  But I feel we should all be educated to what it is.

Here is 5 things Everybody should know about Blood Pressure.

1. What it is exactly.

It is the force of your blood hitting the artery walls as it goes throughout your body

2.  What should your numbers be

This depends on many factors.  Your gender, your age even your race.  Generally 120 over 80 (120/80) to 140 over 90 (140/90) is decent.  You might want to ask your doctor or reach out to a professional to find out exactly what yours should be. 

3.  How can High Blood Pressure Effect you

It can effect you in several ways.  High Blood pressure, also known as the silent killer, is one of the leading causes of death.  It can affect your brain, your heart, your kidneys, your limbs.  Stroke, heart attacks/failure, arterial disease, kidney disease

4.  How can you treat high blood pressure

First talk to your doctor.  If you have high blood pressure he will more then likely put you on some kind of pills.  You will probably have to change your diet too, less fatty greasy foods – add some kind of exercise.  This is something that you will have to talk to a professional about.  Personally I was on pills mixed with a water pill and I didn’t get mine down until I lost a lot of weight.  I was also stressed out at the point I was diagnosed.  I was in a bad marriage and that caused the stress which contributed to the hypertension.  Once I changed my lifestyle I got my numbers back on track. 

5.  How can you prevent high blood pressure

It is a matter of a healthy lifestyle.  Eat Healthier.  Exercise.  Maintain a healthy weight.  Limit your smoking and drinking.  And my suggestion.  Check those numbers!  There is many blood pressure monitors available.  I have a few.  I like to compare.  One of my favorites is the MEASUPRO BPM- 20A upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.

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disclaimer:  I received the Measupro that I talked about in this post in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.  Everything in this post is 100% my own opinion and may or may not differ from yours

This blood pressure monitor has many great features that I love

  • Uses Measure with Inflate advanced technology to automatically measure blood pressure along with pulse rate. Get your readings simply and quickly.
  • Designed for two users with easy access buttons for operation and large backlit LCD display for easy visibility.Using a BPM has never been this easy!
  • Averages the three previous measurements and stores up to 120 measurements, 60 records per user. This multi-user mode allows for easy tracking.
  • Color coded backlit LCD screen displays hypertension levels with clarity and ease. Each color represents a classified AHA hypertension level.
  • Has a unique desktop design for practical home, office or clinical use that makes it convenient to utilize and store. Sturdy and durable design.

Since I have been using it, it seems to be pretty accurate.  It fits comfortable on my arm which is larger.  I sometimes have trouble finding a cuff that is wider.  My husband and I both use this and we feel it is well worth the price of $44.99. 

If you do not know what your blood pressure is please find out.  Let’s knock out this silent killer starting with ourselves!

 

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