Reducing Blood Pressure

Reducing Blood Pressure Can be Accomplished in Several Ways.

I’m someone who has had to deal with high blood pressure most of my adult life, and I have studied different ways of reducing it that do not require medication. What I have found is that there are many ways of reducing blood pressure that cost little or nothing and can be done on your own without a doctor’s assistance.
The first thing that I discovered when visiting a local vitamin shop was a supplement called Blood Pressure Factor. It includes a number of natural ingredients in a pill that you can take three times a day. I have never taken Blood Pressure Factor personally, but I had a friend who was not very active who started taking it and said it did lower his blood pressure a number of points. It was not very expensive, either.

I have also heard of a number of foods that, when eaten as part of a balanced diet, can really help in reducing blood pressure. These foods include skim milk, spinach, unsalted sunflower seeds, soybeans, potatoes, bananas, and even dark chocolate. It is kind of comforting to know that you can lower your blood pressure through your diet as well.

One of the best things to do for reducing blood pressure is to exercise, and in particular, walk, on a regular basis. I read one study that said walking daily is thought to be as good as taking blood pressure medication in terms of keeping your blood pressure under control, not to mention that it will help you to stay in shape, which brings me to my next point.
If you are looking at reducing blood pressure and are overweight, it is important to understand that being overweight can cause a person to have high blood pressure, and often times the blood pressure will come down as the weight comes off.
Other things that are important in reducing blood pressure include watching your salt intake and trying to manage your stress level. A good thing to do if you have a very high-stress life is to do yoga or Pilates, or learn relaxation techniques.

One should also avoid smoking to reduce blood pressure, as well as drinking to excess. Drinking a little bit, however, particularly wine, is thought to be good for your heart and should not be cut out completely.

There are many things that can be done if you are looking at reducing blood pressure, and they don’t all involve a trip to the doctor or getting on medication. In some cases, taking a prescribed medication is the only way to get your blood pressure down, but I would give some of these other things a try first.