What Are You Doing About Your Hypertension?

By Christian Goodman

A person is said to have Hypertension when his blood pressure is above 120/80. High blood pressure is called Hypertension.

To make you better understand high blood pressure or hypertension, you should know what hypertension really is. When your blood pressure is taken, what is actually measured is the amount of pressure your blood is exerting against the walls of your blood vessels. When you get a higher number, it means that more pressure is being forced against those walls.

Just think of a balloon with water. When more and more water fills in the balloon stretches and gets thin. When you put more water into the balloon it will reach it's breaking point some time.

Same is true with your blood vessels. They can and will burst if you let your blood pressure get too high and remain there unchecked. Where the vessel bursts will determine the severity of the results. Vessels bursting in the brain will make you suffer a stroke. Vessels in the heart will make you suffer a heart attack or suffer complete heart failure.

Blood pressure is called Silent Killer. You will not have any symptoms and suddenly it will be a life threatening one.

The bottom number, or the diastolic pressure, measures the pressure within the blood vessels in between beats, when your heart is temporarily at rest. The top number of a blood pressure reading, or the systolic pressure, measures the pressure within the blood vessels with each 'beat' of the heart as it pumps blood out.

If your diastolic pressure is over the ideal number of 80, this means that extreme pressure is being exerted on your vessels, even when your heart is at rest. And the bottom pressure is seen as more critical.

So how do you lower your blood pressure? If you are overweight, lose those excess pounds. If your are overly stressed, avoid and eliminate the causes of stress. If you are smoking, stop. And if you are sedentary, exercise more.

But the best way is you can avail of my Hypertension Program, which I designed to lower your chances of heart attack or stroke by lowering your blood pressure to acceptable levels. What's more, it does not involve drastic lifestyle changes or hours of sweating in a gym.

It's life saving and very simple to exercise to practice.

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