5 quick and easy ways to lower your blood pressure

Fluctuations in blood pressure throughout the day is a normal thing. However, if the fluctuations are too high and uncontrolled, it could be threatening to your health. Therefore, it is important that you always keep your blood pressure in check. You do not have to always take medication to control your blood pressure. There are a few quick and easy tips for lowering your blood pressure.

 

Relaxation

Your blood pressure tends to spike up when you are under stress. Therefore, by practicising relaxation, through means such as meditation, you significantly lower your blood pressure. Relaxation helps to calm your nerves and hence reduce the production of epinephrine. Epinephrine is the hormone responsible for raising blood pressure.

Listen to Music

Music is known to have a calming effect on people. Listening to music is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce blood pressure. Research indicates that music triggers the production of dopamine. The result of this is lowered blood pressure. Therefore, instead of seating in silence and allowing thoughts to overcome you, listen to some music.

Drink Some Water

One of the simplest ways to keep your blood pressure in check is by keeping yourself hydrated. Water is a natural cure for blood pressure. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday will lead to an excessive amount of sodium held in the body so as to protect the body from losing water. Additionally, keeping hydrated tends to keep the capillary beds open. This eases pressure on the pipes, meaning that blood pressure will normalize.

Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is a great way for normalizing your blood pressure. Try to regulate the amount of your daily salt intake. Salt contains a high level of sodium which triggers high blood pressure. Also, ensure that you incorporate a huge portion of fruits and vegetables in your diet. They contain a high amount of magnesium and potassium. According to researchers, these two minerals can significantly lower the diastolic and systolic blood pressure

Take a Walk

Walking can help you regulate your blood pressure level. Walking is a simple form of exercise. According to researchers, walking encourages blood flow into different parts of the body. This is very important in keeping your blood pressure level normalized. Additionally, walking can help you ward off stress which is a very important aspect of lowering your blood pressure.

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    • I have the same question! I’m supposed to travel next month for work and I’m scared and don’t think I should fly. Anyone have an answer to this question? My BP just now was 193/103. I’ve never in my life had BP problems before and I’m petrified I’m going to drop dead, or worse, with a stroke or heart attack. Help…
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    • If not drinking water and having high bp readings (188/118) it could be from the not drinking water? So if I dehydrate myself it would help the bp lower itself?

  1. Why are you charging people for this? Did the Dr. who sent it to you charge you for his plan? Are you sending him part of the money you are making from his work and research?

  2. I drink 3litres of water a day follow a healthy diets which is controlled and scanned into my fitness pal and I walk on average 15000-20000 steps a day. My calorie burn is on average 3000 a day.
    I don’t have time to relax that’s the only thing I’m going wrong and my blood pressure is always high?????

  3. I’m on bp medication but today my bp is high. My normal bp is 127/72. Now it’s 148/88. My medication has not brought it down

  4. Well my blood pressure was 147/125 one day and I take medication for it, along with having servere sleep apnea. I’m a smoker I really don’t drink much alcohol any more. I smoke pot here and there to relax. I also smoke cigarettes I also take Abilify 30mg along with taking vitiaman d supplements. And now I’m having problems when ever I run up and down stairs I have a real difficult time catching my breath. I’m seeing my new GP in the morning but I’m really scared of having a heart attack or a stroke I will let him know but I like to get a second opinion above all that I have blurred vision can’t really see to much at night. And on top of that my new Doctor says my lung compasity is at 80% from smoking. I also suffer from extreme fatigue I don’t believe the lung test was accurate what can I do to improve my life . Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Randy, The best things you can do for your health is quit smoking If I had not quit 5 years ago I would not be here today you will feel better smell better taste better and breathe better for sure Oh and save money! 2gs a year for me

  5. i understand that cannabis will help with high BP.so how about you doctors start telling us to use it .isnt it about time we stop this silly game of corruption with goverment and Doctors and big pharm.we all know cannabis has been used for 6000yrs and works.we just need every one to wake up and smell the cannabis.Mr. Ttrump wants to drain the swamp soooooo lets start with big pharm and goverment corruption and let us grow our own meds and make america great again.thank you S.D.

  6. I’m an alcoholic ,in the middle of a drinking.. My blood pressure Is153 over 89. Is this dangerously. High? My heart rate is 105 do I need to go to the hospital ? I’m very worried. What can I do?

  7. If high blood pressure is dangerous, (which i know it is) why would I be allowed home from a ‘pre-opp’ assessment with a BP of 216/84……197/84……195/103. Surely they should of kept me in for some kind of treatment? I have since had a doctors appt and my BP was 169/91….157/95. Still too high, have another appointment booked for 5das time

  8. just went to drs office nurse took my bp 146/98 asked me if it was high for me i just shook my head cause i dont know i take 3 bp medicines dr comes in its still that high but never said anything im confused cause nothing else was said

  9. Have been having high blood pressure for the last 3 days ranging from 237/103,214/99 and my other arm reads lower #s like 170/94-169/84

  10. My b/p is 134/66
    H/R 83.. My pressure is lowering with the help of eating healthier following a military diet an drinking apple cider vinegar with mother mixed with lemon juice an raw honey an a Little cyane pepper.. It’s helping me tremendously

  11. My blood pressure today is 144/80. However, I feel it’s high. I have slowly changed my diet and have started walking more. I hope this helps.

  12. My blood pressure is 183 over 171 I feel really dizzy and weak I can’t afford to go to the emergency room or to buy medicines right now is there anything I could do at home?

  13. BP reading from 90 to 100 over 140 to 160 is a cause for concern . It should be dealt with immediately through lifestyle changes and or meds . If your blood pressure is in this range . STOP SMOKING . This is the single most important thing you can do . Exercise and weight (diet ) are the second .If your doctor ignores this blood pressure reading see another doctor .
    BP readings over 100 /180 immediately go to emerg .or your doctor . If you have had a virus that hangs around pay particular attention to your BP . Anything in the 140/80 range or under can be handled with exercise and diet . Hopefully . Make sure that you get 3-4 readings at a time . The first can be misleading .

  14. Is a b/p of 194/101 and pulse 99 too high for a male aged 77? on the 17th of November 2016 it was 186/112 pulse 101, so it really hasn’t changed much in2 months, I do not take blood pressure tablets and I am on cortisone tablets for bad back pain.

  15. hi
    i’m 34 and currently om meds for high BP and have been for 18 months
    my BP i 179 over 129
    i”m starting to worry (i know that worrying dosnt help)
    i”m on perindopral 5 mg and amloc 5 mg
    the last week or so iv’e been feeling dizzy when i stand or move from a sitting position!
    shuold i be worried??
    please reply if you can help

  16. MY BP is190/ 85/ 63. I have CLL white blood count *29.8 and I have Myasthenia Gravis Congenital, is this causing my high blood pressure. I am 2 stone over weight, how can I get my BP down without medication the Medication makes me ill and unable to move.

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