The risks associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure, apart from the most well known such as stroke or heart attack can affect so many areas of the body. In fact there are many more than most people realise ranging from torn blood vessels in the eyes to metabolic syndrome; a collection of medical conditions such as abdominal obesity, low HDL cholesterol levels and elevated fasting plasma glucose. It can lead to weakened and narrowed blood vessels in the kidneys and even memory problems so leaving it untreated is not a wise thing to do.
A Lack Of Obvious Symptoms
The problem for many people is that in many cases high blood pressure does not have any obvious symptoms and this is why it’s best to have blood pressure checked at regular intervals particularly as people age. If you have been diagnosed there are a number of things you can do to naturally lower blood pressure.
Considering Your Diet
Diet is something that can make an enormous difference but you need to adopt an overall healthy eating plan that can be sustained for the rest of your life rather than a faddy diet that you’ll tire of quickly.
Remember To Relax
Relaxation is also important so try using a hot tub (such as a Vita Spa model) as a way of achieving this. Hot tubs can be particularly effective at lowering blood pressure. The warm water helps to dilate the blood vessels and this in turn speeds up the flow of blood around the body and naturally lowers the pressure.
Take Plenty Of Regular Exercise
Make sure you also take plenty of exercise. Even if you aren’t the sort of person who would want to go for a run, joining a gym or taking a daily walk can speed up your metabolism and help you to lose weight; all positive things when trying to reduce high blood pressure.
At the end of the day, high blood pressure can be fatal if left untreated but the good news is that, in many cases, a few simple lifestyle changes can help to bring it under control. You don’t have to suffer from high blood pressure and by combining a better diet with exercise and relaxation sessions, you can do yourself a world of good and, perhaps most importantly, feel the difference in no time at all.