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What is blood pressure (BP)?

BP is the measure of the pressure of blood thrusting against the walls of the blood vessels. The heart pumps the blood in the blood vessels (arteries) that circulates it throughout the body.

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Blood Pressure

Types of Blood Pressure:

Other than within Normal Range BP can be High or Low.

High Blood Pressure is dangerous as the heart works harder to pump the blood in this case. High Blood Pressure if ignored over long time may lead to heart failure.

Low Blood Pressure causes due to not proper consumption eating, standing for a long period, nervous system damage, extreme tiredness or due to effect of prolonged illness or some medicines.

Blood Pressure Readings:

In a blood pressure reading the top numerical figure represents the systolic pressure and the bottom number represents the diastolic pressure. The ranges are as follows:

Normal BP:Less than 120 over 80 represented as 120/80

Prehypertension: The systolic pressure ranging from 120-139 and the diastolic pressure ranging from 80-89.

Stage 1 high blood pressure: The systolic pressure ranging from 140-159 and the diastolic pressure ranging from 90-99.

Stage 2 high blood pressure: The systolic pressure 160 and above; the diastolic pressure 100 and above.

Factors leading to High BP

  1. Smoking
  2. Overweight or Obesity
  3. Not doing any physical activity
  4. Taking excess of salt in food
  5. Excessive alcohol consumption
  6. Stress
  7. Old Age
  8. Hereditary
  9. Chronic Kidney Disease
  10. Adrenal or ThyroidDisorders

People more likely to develop High BP

  1. People with family members who have high blood pressure
  2. Smokers
  3. During Pregnancy
  4. Women consumingcontraceptive pills
  5. People over the age of 35
  6. People who over-eat
  7. People who consume fatty foods
  8. People who have sleep disorder like Sleep Apnea

To Prevent Low BP

  1. Physical Exercise under the guidance of a physical instructor
  2. Keep yourself hydrated
  3. Increase Vitamin B12intake like yogurt, milk, fishes
  4. Increase folate intake like asparagus, green peas, and broccoli
  5. Take little amount of extra salt in food
  6. Avoid hot temperatures
  7. Take meals in small amounts frequently
  8. Take medicines as prescribed by physician

To prevent High BP

  1. Exercise regularly under the guidance of a physical instructor
  2. Eat healthy diet having right amount of required nutrients
  3. Reduce the intake of salt
  4. Include seasonal and fresh fruits to your diet
  5. Take medicines regularly as and when suggested by physician.

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Common Food that Kills Fat and Help you Stay Healthy

Fat is a major killer; both physical and mental. Being overweight and fat can make you

Eat Right Food to Reduce Fat, Stay Happy and Healthy

depressed of your looks and also is not good for your health. But, there are some very common food items that kill fat and control our weight.

We share our long experience in the filed of medical and health along with a study on these food items in a very simple format for you.

Eggs Help Reduce Fat

 

Eggs:Start your day with eggs. Eggs are great to control your appetite and as it keeps lower levels of ghrelin – it is a hormone that increases hunger. Those who have eggs at breakfast feel less hungry throughout the day in compared to those who avoid eggs. Eggs are also a good source of protein and help to build a healthy you.

Oats Helps Reduce Fat & Controls Sugar Levels

 
Oats:Oats is a great source of nutrition. Oats take time to get digested and keep your stomach full. This reduces your intake. Oats indirectly controls your sugar levels and keeps you calm as it helps in good sleep.

Cinammon Helps Reduce Fat and Controls Blood Sugar

 

 

Cinnamon: A common spice, cinnamon helps to burn fat and does not add up calories. Some recent studies suggest that cinnamon helps in metabolizing sugar in body, so it is good for diabetics. Cinnamon in little quantity of upto 1 tea spoon a day will help reducing blood sugar and reduce cholesterol.

Black Beans Helps Reduce Fat

 

Black Beans: Black beans a common legume is a great source of protein. Black beans contain dietary fibers that help in reducing fat. High fiber intake although sometimes forgotten, legumes can be a good source of protein. High fiber food in many cases has been found an effective in reducing belly fat and thinning waistlines.

Apples Helps Reduce Fat, Controls BP and Cholesterol

 

Apples: Apples are high in fiber that will make you feel full, so you feel less hungry. High in pectin it combines with water to reduce the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Apples have more goodness, like, it help reduces high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It is rich in antioxidants.  1-2 apples a day is good.

 

 

Try it and share more of your experiences with us and helps us do better in benefiting all with more health knowledge.

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