National High Blood Pressure Education Month
High blood pressure or hypertension is a common heart condition, that increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart diseases. It can be controlled and treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Some people have a genetic propensity for high blood pressure. In these cases, medication is necessary.
Lifestyle and self-care play an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.
Lifestyle and Self-care Ideas
Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight can help reduce your blood pressure.
Besides shedding pounds, you should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches. Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches. READ MORE