what is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. This pressure can naturally drop or rise throughout the day depending on your activities.
A person with normal blood pressure number will typically be 120/80. If you are consistently over the normal, you could be diagnosed with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
Because this condition has no symptoms here are 3 things you can do to avoid high blood pressure.
So how do I fight high blood pressure?
Stay Active – Try to get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. This is equivalent to 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
No Smoking – Nicotine stimulates the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are hormones that increase blood pressure.
Manage Stress – The body releases a surge of hormones when under stress. These hormones cause the heart to beat faster and the blood vessels to narrow.
Managing all the factors that contribute to high blood pressure can prevent other health complications. If you feel like you are at a point where you might need extra help to get your high blood pressure under control with chiropractic care get in contact with us we are here to help.
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