Reducing High Blood Pressure

Reducing High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a condition that afflicts much of the older generation. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid high blood pressure and to reduce it if you already have a problem.

Your blood pressure should be under 140/90 mm Hg. However, if your blood pressure is over this number you may have a serious problem.

It is best to visit with your doctor to discuss what can be done to resolve it. This condition can lead to a variety of negative side effects that could affect your health for the worst.

For example, this condition may result in high risk for a stroke or heart attack. It could also result in other serious heart conditions that may lead to death.

If your doctor says that you are at risk for these things, he or she will probably give you a prescription medicine which will help you reduce your blood pressure. Be sure to take this medicine as prescribed.

Sometimes some medicines can make you experience some of the negative side effects. If this is the case you will need to visit your doctor again to see if there is an alternative to the medicine he or she first gave you.

Your doctor should also be able to answer any other questions that you may have at this point. Another thing that can negatively affect blood pressure is your weight.

Obese people are at a much higher risk for problematic blood pressure and the other serious heart conditions. In addition, these conditions can be much more difficult to treat when you are overweight.

Your body mass index number will be able to tell you whether or not you need to lose weight. If your body mass index number is 25 or greater you could probably stand to lose several pounds.

Another indicator of whether you should lose weight or not is your waist size. Women should generally have a waist size smaller than 35 inches and men should usually have a waist size smaller than 40 inches.

Your doctor will also be able to tell you whether or not you need to lose weight. One of the best ways to lose weight and to keep it under control is to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.

Running can help you lose the most calories, but it also has other negative side effects. The key to exercising to lose weight is to find an activity you enjoy and feel motivated enough to do on a consistent basis.

In addition, you do not have to exercise for 30 minutes straight. Instead you can work out for shorter segments that add up to 30 minutes.

Even if you do not need to lose weight, exercise can help you keep your blood pressure normal. Likewise, it offers hundreds of other benefits that you can enjoy.

What you eat will also obviously affect your weight and your blood pressure. Foods that are high in salt or sodium are generally bad for you and will make your condition much worst.

The general rule is that Americans should not eat any more than 2.4 grams of sodium in a given day. This is about six grams or one teaspoon of salt a day.

If you are already suffering from high blood pressure you probably will want to eat even less salt than this during a day. As always it is also a good idea to stay away from high cholesterol foods and to focus on fruits and vegetables.

It can help you to make wise decisions if you read the nutrition labels on the foods you eat. When you go shopping be sure to examine the labels and pick the variety of food that has the least sodium and fat and the most nutrient.

As you practice reading these labels you will be able to know about how much sodium you are eating every meals quite easily. Keeping track of your sodium intake is important if you are going to reduce how much salt you eat.

You may even want to write down how much sodium you ate every day. This will help you review how much salt you ate and which foods contribute the most to your problem.

You will then be able to reduce the problem foods and increase the foods you like that help alleviate your problem. If you miss the flavor, try to replace the salt with other seasonings whenever possible and you may find that removing salt from your diet is not such a huge problem.

Jack R. Landry has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 16 years. He has worked in local clinics and the ER and recommends looking into high blood pressure cure to avoid a fatal heart attack.

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Reducing High Blood Pressure

Reducing High Blood Pressure



Metabolic Syndromes such as hypertension and diabetics are killer diseases in our world today; everyone appears to be at risk of doing or having something that may lead to any of them. Having any of these medical conditions could further lead to Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular diseases.

There have been hundreds of researches directed towards knowing more about these conditions, for causes, management and cure; until solutions are found, scientists have to keep researching to get the latest from causes to cure.

In this paper some other possible methods to research into are presented, this has to do with restoring blood pressure to normal or near normal for people that have HyPertensioN (HPN), this is ranging from nutrition, to ambient temperature and oxygen-rich air inhalation to help the autonomous nervous system and blood vessels return steady high blood pressure to normal.

It is the brain that controls blood pressure, since little is understood about processes involving certain causes of essential high blood pressure and correction from the brain is developing.

This paper is looking at the elasticity of the blood vessels, directing this procedure at the blood vessels where signals about blood pressure are sent to the brain.

HPN patients from this should have steady combinational treatment overtime with believe for relieve. Each procedure is followed after another at intervals which will produce expected results.

For example glycoprotein, antithrombin, collagen, elastin, and other essential make up of blood vessels are administered to patients through natural fruits that contain these sugars and proteins, after which the patient is sited under an ambient temperature that is relatively lower than the one the body is used to, the patient is administered oxygen-rich air to reduce total air pressure in blood also.

The procedure is elaborated under the heading below.

Conditional Combinational Treatment
Nutrition. Ambient Temperature. Oxygen


Is focused on food composition that can enhance ‘back to normal’ elasticity for aorta, arteries and arterioles in HPN patients; so that as the pressure of blood hits the walls of the arteries, the arteries due to ‘corrected’ elasticity are able to relax especially during sleep and other times to bring the blood pressure near to normal.

The nutrition can be taken by any mode of ingestion, that will aid the resistance of tunica intima against oncoming pressure, tunica media and tunica adventitia will also be leveraged in the process. There are epithelial cells that make up the tunica intima and other collagen fiber that make up the tunica adventitia and tunica media; these cells are made of glucose, proteins and amino acids. There are fruits that contain these, it is hoped that when absorbed in the body, overtime changes will be seen.

Challenges appear in this approach: the first is that since there is no major damage in any part of any artery so how does the fruit repair the blood vessels? The second one is that there are similar cells available in other parts of the body, if these supplements will not build up the cells of other tissues.

This is where other procedures aside eating those fruits come in; the blood vessels notice slight changes in pressure due to the procedures and possibly let the nutrients of the absorbed fruits make changes through it first before supply to other parts of the body. This presents a direction or blueprint towards achieving the objective, common edible fruits will leverage the epithelial cells, elastin and collagen of the arteries first before the food gets distributed to other parts of the body.

The cell membranes of some of the constituent cells of the blood vessels are renewed by some vitamins, minerals and other class of foods. Some of these other class of food mentioned here are made within the body while ingestion of nourishing fruits further meet renewal needs of the vessels.

If combinational therapy is administered to those who have HPN making selected fruits & other conditions directionally work to enhance the elasticity of the arterial wall and the capacitance of the blood vessels.

These may also provide some help for the arterial baroreceptors such that ensuing changes observed in enhanced capacitance are sent as messages to the brain making reluctant baroreceptors that becomes less sensitive to changes in people with HPN to avoid maintaining the high blood pressure as normal and respond to changes obtained from the week long treatment.

For fruits like water melon, garlic, lemon etc they can provide the body with glycoprotein, amino acids and monosaccharide; they will be eaten to meet the conditions to have desired changes against the state of HPN in man.

This will help increase the elasticity of the arterial wall to foster distending and recoil so as to promote blood flow in small arteries and arterioles and overall elastic matrix.


Taking a given amount of watermelon for a period of time helps to increase the diameter of the artery according to a research report. Watermelon contains an amino acid called arginine. This helps to produce a compound which is a useful constituent of the arterial wall. [1]

Garlic and Lemon

Garlic produces Hydrogen sulfide when it interacts with the blood cells; this compound makes smooth muscle cells to relax and takes aim at membrane channels. Garlic molecules called polysulfide possess the capacity to increase hydrogen sulfide production; Hydrogen sulfide lowering blood pressure may however be linked to oxidative process in cells. [2][3] Lemon is said to strengthen the arterial wall due to its vitamin C constituents.


This high in antioxidant fruit helps reduce blood pressure in a way also.
This has been proved from certain studies, and will also be good to be used in this treatment.

These fruits and some others presented in the Web references should be taken one after another according to order to be provided under the Treatment heading, since they have the potential to lower blood pressure, additional therapy provided will ensure essential blood pressure is reduced or returned to normal. It will also make sense if raw vegetables are eaten between fruits to provide nutrients that make up blood vessels.

Ambient Temperature

Following ingestion of the fruits, the patient is expected to stay under temperatures less than usual, 2-5degrees lower. The patient is expected to remain under that condition after these fruits are taken. It is known that hot food is cooled in the stomach and cold food is warmed in the stomach, so the temperature of the fruit is not the concern here; under cold external conditions, peripheral blood vessels constrict and visceral vessels get congested changing secretion and absorption pattern.

The patient should stay there for some time to ensure that the body absorbs digested fruits and they act as expected in the blood vessels.
Lower temperatures will be helpful for blood pressure reduction with reference to vasoconstriction and vasodilation. The body should better respond to healing at the time.


Humans inhale and exhale air which contains some other gases at atmospheric pressure; a simple logic towards this is using oxygen therapy for essential HPN patients with the hope of ensuring that the amount of oxygen in the blood is raised to about 30-40% against the usual 21% inhaled in air. The major need for air in man is oxygen; this treatment seeks to have more amount of the required gas (oxygen) to pass through blood vessels.

The blood vessel of man (healthy or with HPN) is used to certain pressure of normal air combined with blood. Inhalation of oxygen-rich air under same conditions as normal air will have the total pressure which the air and blood exerts to be changed being reduced by a certain amount. This will help reduce the contribution of air & blood pressure against the walls of the blood vessel.

This treatment is combinational and breathing oxygen-rich air is required. This heading presents some calculations, (mass-volume ratio and partial pressures) showing how oxygen-rich air will help reduce contribution of air to blood pressure during this treatment for patients.

The inclusion of oxygen for this treatment is to breathe it under normal atmospheric pressure as air. This therapy under careful conditions (due to risk of flammability) will have patients take oxygen that billows out of a vent with their nostrils close to such vent, to receive first hand oxygen-rich air under normal atmospheric pressure condition.

This will prevent patients using this therapy against possible complications that may arise with oxygen therapy and will ensure the

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