Friday, August 14, 2009

A Natural Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure is high, but not in the critical zone, why not try a natural approach to lowering it? If you're already on medication, though, you need to be monitored by your doctor if you follow this approach, since your dosage may need to be reduced over time.
High blood pressure is one of the most common health concerns in America, affecting over 50% of those over the age of 65. Because high blood pressure usually causes no symptoms until complications develop, it is known as the “silent killer”. High blood pressure triples your risk of having heart attacks. It also increases your chances of having a stroke.

From a natural point of view, high blood pressure is the result of improper diet. The standard American diet tends to be too high in foods that clog the veins and arteries. Changing the diet to a more natural one with more fruits and vegetables, more fiber, healthy oils, lower salt, and leaner cuts of meat helps to lower blood pressure. Read more

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