High blood pressure can develop anytime.
Have you been under a lot of stress lately?
Lori has recently taken on the role of caregiver for her aging relatives.
The increased stress has resulted in her blood pressure climbing.
Fortunately, the tragedy of losing her sister too soon (to untreated high blood pressure) has made her painfully aware that denial, and lack of treatment can be a deadly combination.
She knows that she needs to evaluate her options and take action immediately because this is a life threatening condition.
So far she has been much better about getting out and walking each day.
She can’t change the stress that revolves around her, but she can choose to be gentle with herself.
The biggest challenge, she has found, is cutting back on red wine in the evening. It is such a comfort, and really seems to help the stress so much, that she has had a hard time keeping it under control.
Each day is a new day. Each day she faces the challenge.
I don’t worry about her. She is aware that she needs to make changes, and she is always making new goals for herself.
Just because you have not had health issues in the past …
That is no guarantee that you will not develop high blood pressure tomorrow.
Do you know what you do to cause high blood pressure?
There are many habits that become unconscious, AND that largely contribute to your developing high blood pressure.
- Drinking alcohol to excess.
- Eating too much sugar, (high blood sugar, diabetes, is definitely a contributor to high blood pressure).
- Living a sedentary life style.
- Taking drugs such as steroids, diet pills, cold remedies, and ibuprofen.
- Strong emotional reactions to the challenges of life.
Women need to be aware that pregnancy can contribute to high blood pressure, and that the use of contraceptives can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure.
If you discover that your blood pressure is up, what are your options?
If you are already on prescription medication, monitor your blood pressure VERY carefully multiple times every day and at least daily when you get off blood pressure medications safely!
Know that medication is not necessary, but keeping your blood pressure within SAFE limits most definitely IS!
There are natural remedies and effective supplements to treat blood pressure BUT you want to be taking steps everyday to continue nurturing yourself and keeping your blood pressure in check!
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it kills without red flags!
- Be Active
- Stop smoking
- Eat Less Sugar
- Limit alcohol
- Discover how your breathing is making you sick and what you can do about it!
If you take a pill for your blood pressure you still need to do all of the above!
Need a quick fix immediately?
Nutritional Supplementation can have a huge effect on blood pressure!
You want to watch your blood pressure closely because any nutritional supplement that causes detox could potentially raise your blood pressure.
When you start something new it is just a good idea to check your blood pressure frequently.
The Life Breath Coach recommends a specific product line because they tend to be safer when it comes to blood pressure AND have been very useful for getting OFF blood pressure medication for MANY! Click on the link below for more details on how nutrition can be your medicine!
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS- Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter