Its easy to walk about day after day without a second thought about your health, but you do not have to feel sick for there to be a problem. Blood pressure is one of those health issues that seems to go unchecked and I should know because I never got mine checked and it was high without my knowledge, there are plenty more walking around with the same condition.
Why not buy yourself your own blood pressure monitor and then you can check your families as well as your own. A good Pharmacy will also do a check for you or there is always your Doctor, its only a quick procedure. Don’t wait for your health to be at risk before you think about taking this simple test, you can feel perfectly healthy and still have high blood pressure.
Hypertension is not only something that can affect the old, it has no real boundaries to age, so if your excuse for not getting it checked is because your young, that is no excuse. It is best to get your blood pressure checked at least once a year if it is normal and may twice to four times if you have or have had hypertension.
It is possible to lower blood pressure naturally through some changes that can be made to the way you live your life. So there is no reason to go straight onto medication to bring down your blood pressure. It can be changed with some effort on your part.
Any good Doctor will first advise on the possible changes that can be made to your lifestyle after a short investigation into your present lifestyle, so for your own good it pays to be totally honest about what you eat, drink and how much exercise you do on a regular basis.
Take note of the recommendations that your Doctor has given you with regard to the changes that are needed to make a difference to your Blood pressure. This will give you the best chance of lowering you blood pressure and keeping it in the normal range in the future.
There are plenty of things that you may need to cut down on or stop all together, the main ones being alcoholic drinks or if you smoke then cutting down or if you can quit altogether, plus it is a good idea to take a look at and cut down on your daily salt intake. The rule of thumb is to try and eat a good healthy diet and do some form of regular exercise. All these things can bring down that pressure.
If you have high blood pressure then now is the time to make a commitment to the changes that need to be made to help lower your blood pressure. It is time to take a look at your lifestyle for possible improvements even if your blood pressure is normal. But if you have not had it checked yet, then it is time for your own sake and your families sake.