Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

When blood is pushed out of the heart during a heart beat, there is pressure exerted on the arteries which forces the arteries to expand. This expansion of the arteries can be felt.. It is your pulse. When you check your pulse you are in fact feeling your arteries expand in response to an increase in blood pressure caused by the heart contracting.

Foods High in Potassium

Foods High in Potassium

High Potassium Foods The average American adult consumes only about half the recommended 4700mg of potassium every day. An increased potassium intake to this level would result in significant reductions in blood pressure. This is enough to lower your risk of dying...

Using Exercise to Lower Blood pressure

Being physically active is one of the best ways to decrease blood pressure when it is elevated. In fact, it is the third most effective way to naturally lower blood pressure surpassed only by weight loss and the DASH diet. Combining exercise with diet and weight loss...
Potassium and Blood Pressure

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Sodium and Blood Pressure A cornerstone of high blood pressure management is lifestyle changes. This includes eating healthy, decreasing processed foods, regular exercise, weight control and limiting alcohol intake. One of the common recommendations is to limit sodium...

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