Managing Your Blood Pressure | Nutrition

You have the power to make positive food choices to help manage your blood pressure. The foods we choose to eat have an impact on our long-term health and well-being.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the most common primary diagnosis in America. It is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Lifestyle changes such as choosing fruits and vegetables, medication management, and increasing your activity can go a long way in controlling high blood pressure.

Yoga for Hypertension or High Blood Pressure I Yoga Therapy from Vashistha

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Cure Yoga Therapy . WHO estimates that more than one in three adults, or about one billion people, is affected by high blood pressure (a Silent Killer). High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, one of the most important contributors to heart disease and stroke. According to WHO- "Hyper-pressure contributes to nearly 9.4 million deaths due to heart disease and stroke every year and, together, these two diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide". And, hyper-tension also increases the risk of kidney failure, blindness and several other conditions.

According to a new study presented at the "28th Annual Scientific Meeting", have shown that " yoga can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure, especially when used in addition with other lifestyle modifications".

Contraindications for High Blood Pressure :

— Don't do back bending pose
— Avoid any types of fast Breathing practice like Kapalbhati, Bhastrika Pranayama
— Don't try holding of Breath ( Kumbhaka Pranayama )
— Don't Practice inversion (Upside-down Pose) like Sarvangasana, Viprit Karni, Head stand or Hand stand.

High Blood Pressure – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Allergy (also called: Hypertension)

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Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits and taking medicines, if needed.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Treating a Cold with High Blood Pressure

Cold and flu season is hard enough, but if you have high blood pressure (HBP) you may want to avoid certain OTC cold medications. To learn more about how certain types of cold medicine might impact people with hypertension, and to find out more about a cold medication that might be right for you, watch this video! For more, visit: