I was recently diagnosed to have hypertension. It was truly a good decision not to skip my annual check-up since I was not exhibiting any of the symptoms of hypertension. After diagnosing my hypertension, my doctor took the time to discuss the different things that could lower my blood pressure.
The use of anti-hypertensive medicines is the very first thing that the doctor discussed. My doctor told me about the different anti-hypertensive agents and how each of these work. Some of the anti-hypertensive medications that he discussed are calcium channel blockers, diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, and many more.
After that, the doctor discussed the different side effects of these anti-hypertensive medications which made me really sad. Even if the adverse effects may not be bad for me, I still dod not want to experience these for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, taking the anti-hypertensive drugs is necessary for me since there are life-threatening complications to uncontrolled hypertension.
The second measure that the doctor said is regular exercise. The doctor told me that having a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for hypertension. And since I do not lead an active lifestyle and my work entails me to sit in front of the PC most of the time, I knew that my sedentary lifestyle could have been one of the reasons why I am hypertensive.
And so, the doctor advised that I exercise each day for 30 minutes. He even told me that aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, skiing, swimming, skating, and others are the best aerobic exercises for my hypertension.
The third measure that the doctor said is proper diet. True enough, what man eats can really affect his overall health. First, the doctor said that my diet must include increased amounts of low-fat dairy products, whole grain products, fish, poultry, nuts, and fruits. Second, I was advised to eat less foods that contain alcohol and caffeine as well processed and red meats. Third, my daily salt intake should only be limited to 1,500 milligrams. Fourth, the doctor said that my diet should also include increased amounts of fiber, magnesium, and potassium which can be found in many fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables that have high amounts of these nutrients are apples, bananas, broccoli, mangoes, carrots, oranges, raisins, pineapples, squash, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and others. And fifth, my intake of sweets must be limited to 5 tablespoons per week only.
The fourth measure to reduce my blood pressure is through stress reduction. And my doctor said that stress is also one of the risk factors of hypertension. First, the doctor helped me in pointing out the source of my stress. And I thought that for the longest time, I have been dealing with stressful instances in the office. And since it is very difficult to avoid stressful instances at the office, I needed to learn about different stress reduction techniques. In fact, I was able to learn that there are simple stress reduction techniques like playing outdoors with my children, strolling at the park, listening to classical music, and deep breathing.
According to my doctor, all these things can surely lower my blood pressure. And I recently started taking ion eXtra capsules which has significantly reduced my blood pressure.
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