A lot of people today suffer from the problem of high blood pressure or Hypertension. The blood which flows in our veins creates a pressure in our arteries and if that pressure is above 140/90 mm hg, the person has a high blood pressure.
High blood pressure has no specific symptoms as such. Hence it is also called as silent killer. If you are suffering from high blood pressure for a long time then the chances are high that it may damage your kidneys and can even cause heart attacks. Sometimes even taking medicines does not work and blood pressure remains the same, and that happens because of stress or tension. There are some tips and methods that you can try to lower your blood pressure.
Ways to Control Blood Pressure in the body:
1. A recent study related to hypertension has showed that eating a piece of chocolate daily amazingly helps in controlling blood pressure, because it helps in dilating blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. Eating dark chocolate is even more helpful in lowering the pressure. So you can satisfy your taste buds with your favorite chocolate and can also reduce your blood pressure, now what can be a better cure than this!!
2. A study at duke university has showed that daily intake of potassium drastically reduces blood pressure. You can get potassium from foods like legumes, raisins, sardines, watermelon, pears, oranges, carrots, beets, apricots etc.
3. Dehydration also increases blood pressure dramatically, so it is necessary that you are drinking an adequate amount of water daily. Drinking Water will help you in lowering the blood pressure.
4. According to a new research breathing slowly and deeply also helps in lowering the blood pressure to a great extent. Try to inhale and exhale slowly and to achieve breathing with less than ten breathes per minute.
5. Living an inactive life also causes high blood pressure. Many people spend whole day sitting in chair in office or at home sitting on couch. To lower blood pressure a little exercise or yoga will work very well. Even a walk of 15-20 minutes daily helps in lowering pressure.
Try these simple instructions and methods, these will lower your pressure to a great extent. Also try to stay stress free by taking part in activities, listening to music, visiting places and enjoying the company of friends and peers. A happy life is the foundation of a healthy being.