The ONE organ responsible for high blood pressure.
What to do when blood pressure is 140/90
Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood on the inner walls of the arteries. It shows slight fluctuations throughout the day - decreasing during rest and temporarily increasing during excitement or stress. An increase in blood pressure at rest can cause scarring, stiffening or hardening of the arteries. What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure or hypertension is a silent killer that affects 80 million Americans. As many as 16 million Americans are unaware of the condition. Untreated hypertension can increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. High blood pressure occurs because very small blood vessels called arterioles tighten. As a result, the heart has to pump harder to overcome resistance in the narrowed blood vessel bed. This leads to increased pressure inside the vessels. High blood pressure or hypertension is said to occur when readings range from 140 or more for systolic pressure or 90 or more for diastolic pressure. Blood pressure above 180/120 mmHg is dangerously high and requires immediate medical attention. High blood pressure is a more likely cause
- heart attack
- heart failure
- loss of sight
- kidney failure
- erectile dysfunction
- weak bones
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- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale.
- Vegetables such as potatoes and sweet potatoes.
- Tuna and salmon.
- Nuts and seeds.