It can be troubling to be diagnosed with high blood pressure. Even with medication, the doctor will often encourage us to change our lifestyle.
It might be disconcerting to think of having to make changes, but it's good to remind ourselves that the rewards are many. With the right changes, we might be able to prevent, delay, or lessen the need for medication. A healthy lifestyle will help us not only look good but also feel better and more positive about the future.
People these days are proving that they can come back from the most difficult circumstances and rebuild their lives. Whether you’re having a mid-life crisis or simply tired of the way you feel, there’s so much we can do to improve our health.
A healthy number for blood pressure in adults is 120/80. For blood sugar levels, the norm is affected by age, weight, medical conditions, and other factors.
Common symptoms of high blood pressure include:
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Increased appetite
Below are 6 excellent ways to manage blood pressure:
Reduce sodium intake
We all love our potato chips and French fries, but they do have a high sodium content. As we eat foods higher in salt content, we crave even more salty foods. It can become a merry-go-round that’s hard to get off of.
Limit alcohol intake
A moderate amount of alcohol can be good for you. One to two drinks per day can actually lower your blood pressure. However, when we regularly exceed that amount, our blood pressure begins to rise. Too much alcohol on a regular basis can even affect the efficacy of blood pressure medications.
One of the most harmful conditions for humans is stress. When we stay stressed, our bodies go into the fight or flight mode where the sympathetic nervous system releases hormones. As the adrenal glands are stimulated, they release adrenaline and noradrenaline. This causes a chain reaction that repeats itself over and over. As it does, your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate go up.
Find ways to stay calm, whether it’s by taking a walk, meditating or simply practicing deep breathing exercises.
Tweak your diet
Eating unhealthy has become a way of life. We can stick to healthy diet changes if we regularly remind ourselves of the health benefits it brings. Make it a habit to eat fresh fruits, vegetables and greens. Drink more water. Try to cut back on carbonated beverages and caffeine.
Often when we struggle with things related to our health or emotions, we think we must endure it alone. Asking for help doesn’t mean we’re weak. It means that we’re willing to take advantage of the available resources in order to get better, sooner. Let family and friends know so they can support you along the journey.
Blood pressure goes up as we gain weight. We all know that losing weight is way easier said than done. We can start by incorporating small positive lifestyle changes. These small changes will eventually lead to big results.
Supplements That Can Help
In a clinical study, people taking ThymoQuin, ThymoGel’s patented black seed oil had an average 23-point drop in systolic blood pressure and a 16-point drop in diastolic blood pressure for the 74% positive responders.
And it worked fast. They had an average 11-point reduction in systolic blood pressure and a 9-point reduction in diastolic blood pressure in just TWO DAYS.
How does ThymoGel Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure?
- Promotes Arterial Flexibility that allows your arteries to respond to changes in blood flow demand.
- Maintains Vessel Wall Health by protecting the delicate inner lining of arteries from dangerous free radicals.
- Encourages Clear-Flowing Arteries by naturally supporting vasodilation.
“ThymoQuin can help provide significant improvement towards healthy blood circulation measurements, which has not been seen from other more common varieties of black cumin oil.” — Nutraceuticals World magazine
There are many healthy, natural ways to lower blood pressure. Before moving forward with prescription medications, it might be worthwhile to try a few of these natural ways of controlling your blood pressure.