Lowering Blood Pressure - Omega 3 and CoQ10.
By: Bruce Brightman - founder, LifeSource Vitamins
Feel the pressure: What is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats and when
the heart is at rest, (systolic pressure and diastolic pressure
respectively). High blood pressure in adults, also called hypertension, is
classified as a blood pressure greater or equal to 140 systolic pressure or
greater than or equal to 90 diastolic pressure, according to the American
Heart Association.1 High blood pressure makes the heart work
much harder to pump blood throughout the body, the result of which can be
hardening of the arteries, the development of heart failure, and the
increased risk of stroke. But take some deep breaths and relax. If you are
proactive, there are many things you can do to control high blood pressure
if you are diagnosed or to avoid it if you don't have it.
No Pressure: How is high blood pressure diagnosed?
Diagnosis can be a little tricky, because, for the most part, it is reliant
on the patient getting their blood pressure checked. It is estimated as
many as one in three adults has high blood pressure but is unaware of the
condition.2 There are usually no symptoms associated with high
blood pressure and therefore people can live with it for many years without
seeking treatment. However, untreated high blood pressure can cause
numerous health problems including strokes, heart attacks and heart or
kidney failure.3 The main way to diagnose hypertension is to
have it checked. Ideally adults should have their blood pressure monitored
by a medical professional on a regular basis. No more skipping those
Under Pressure: What causes high blood pressure?
There is no one concrete cause that contributes to high blood pressure. It
can be thought of as more of a mosaic, because many issues come into play
regarding the onset of the condition. Some high-risk lifestyle factors may
include smoking, being overweight, consuming a high sodium/high fat diet
and drinking excessive alcohol. Stress, age and a family history of high
blood pressure are also thought to aid in the development of high blood
Can't Take the Pressure: Improving high blood pressure
The good news is that in many cases, high blood pressure is treatable.
There are a lot of ways to be proactive about hypertension. These include
smoking cessation, exercising regularly, decreasing your sodium intake,
losing weight (if you are overweight) and managing stress. Even minor
things like taking walks at lunchtime or going to a yoga class once a week
can over time contribute to lowered blood pressure levels.
Eating a low fat diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables, fish and
"good fats" (Omega-3's) is also thought to contribute to maintaining a
healthy blood pressure level. Avoiding excessive alcohol and some
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also considered helpful.
Nutritional supplements containing Omega-3 and CoQ10 are believed to
benefit the heart and therefore may help to alleviate hypertension too.
An easy way to ensure you have enough healthy nutrients in your every day
diet is to add supplements to it. Powerful antioxidant Omega 3's and CoQ10
have numerous heart healthy attributes in a highly absorbable form. And
CoQ10 is famous for its heart health properties among many other benefits.
These supplements are convenient to take, have no side effects and won't
require you to plan ahead at mealtime. They are engineered to be absorbed
efficiently by the body, so you can enjoy the added heart health support
benefits you need.
So take heart. As you now realize, there is plenty of help and support out
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