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Know the status of your health: Have your blood pressure checked today

by , 18 February 2014

78% of South Africans over 60 years old are living with high blood pressure. Are you one of them? If your answer to that is “I don't know”, you could be in serious trouble with your health. Change the fate of your health by knowing what the readings of your blood pressure mean...

"If you ignore your blood pressure because you think symptoms will alert you to the problem, you're taking a dangerous chance with your life", says heart.org.

After all high blood pressure is a silent killer and you need to know blood pressure numbers to prevent high blood pressure from developing. 
 
What should your blood pressure be? 
 
A 'textbook' blood pressure reading is 120/80. But this is just the figure you should aim to get your blood pressure to, and not be on exact point. 
 
Many people have changes within ten points above or below either number and this is fairly normal. Even a reading close to 140/90 shouldn't put too much stress on you, unless your doctor has previously assessed you and determined that you’re at a high risk of developing high blood pressure
 
When your blood pressure reading is constantly over 140/90, you're at risk of having high blood pressure 
 
A blood pressure reading of 140/90 or more every time you take your blood pressure should set alarm bells ringing. 
 
You should consult with your doctor and have further tests done. 
 
Instead of ignoring these signs your body is giving you, use them to your advantage. If you're in a prehypertension phase, change your lifestyle and change your health without medication. If you leave your condition to get worse, there may be no coming back from that!
 
Have your assessment done sooner rather than later, and give yourself the option to change your health. You don't simply have to live with high blood pressure - have yours checked today! 

The Essential Guide to Fighting High Blood Pressure
 
In as little as eight weeks you could see your blood pressure drop!
 
Just by applying a few natural solutions to your everyday life
 
Did you know that a simple, natural way to lower your blood pressure is to eat more celery, garlic and onions?
 
That drinking green tea exerts a blood pressure-lowering affect that could have you feeling better 30 minutes later.
 
And, adding cayenne pepper to your food – a powerful vasodilator – helps expand your blood vessels and improves your blood flow thus naturally lowering your blood pressure.
 
Learn about these and nine natural blood pressure-lowering solutions and feel healthier and more relaxed than you have in years.
 
 
 

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