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.

52 thoughts on “5 quick and easy ways to lower your blood pressure

    • 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…
      ..

    • 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?????

    • It depends on when you check your blood pressure. Blood pressure is adaptive meaning it goes up and down depending on what your body needs.

      The best time to check your blood pressure is in the morning or evening just before bed at the same time on an empty stomach and no liquid meaning go ahead and urinate by checking it.

      Also, stressing about your blood pressure will make it worst. I am learning how to relax with deep breathing meditating exercise.

  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

    • Weed lowers bp, but smoking is not good on the lungs. Get a vaporizer. It heats the weed to the point of almost burning but not. It vaporizes the THC you inhale. No smoke, no crap, no smell, great taste.

  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

    • I am learning that 5 things help to keep my blood pressure regulated or at least reduce or keep it to pre-hypertension level 120/80 – 140/90. The lowest I have seen it with this practice below is 124/73 It is Still a working progress… I hope what I share help someone who is reading this.

      1. Sleep – lack of sleep keeps pressure high. Get a ice pack or shower in hot water to calm your body for about 5 to 10 minutes. Use epsom salt (1 cup) and soak to bring your body to a calm so you can sleep or take a natural extract from black tea call L-theanine from GNC (one capsule per day on a empty stomach or as prescribed by your doctor)

      2. Lack of oxygen – do deep breathing techniques. Breathe in for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds 20 times and it should bring your heart rate and pressure down. Do either Exercise or deep breathing when you sense that your pressure is rising (walking, cardio, strength lifting for 20 mins)

      3. Eat food High in magnesium and potassium (banana, avocado, celery, parsley, celery seed, beets, watermelon, apples, ginger, green tea etc) include with your regular diet) reduce your salt to about 2300 to 1500 gram. This can be accomplished by eating more fruits ,vegetable, and protein. Reduce carbs like bread, pasta, and process or fast food etc. drink half your body weight of water daily. Drink 16.9 oz on a empty stomach every morning.

      4. Try to remain positive. Find things that keep your mind off your blood pressure (smile, recreation, fun things you like to do, think positive even when you don’t feel positive) train your mind to overcome through faith

      5. Continue to search for the root cause of the symptoms via your physician. Chronic Pain via accidents causes pressure to go up, some medication cause pressure to go up, some supplement cause pressure to go up, chronic stress causes pressure to go up, anxiety and worrying causes your pressure to go up and so on..

      I pray everyone on this blog get to feeling better soon. This blog brings comfort to many thousand suffering with this condition because it helps all of us to know that many are suffering the same or worst and we are not alone in this process and can find comfort in each other comments.

  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?

    • Yes, please switch to a whole plant based diet immediately. STOP eating meat, fish and dairy. And leave added sugars alone meaning no juice, honey, sodas, coffee, or processed carbs. Your favorite drink should be Water. If you desire butter on your vegetables use clarified butter (Ghee) it’s very good and healthy for your body.
      After a week or so if you desire more information please let me know.

  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.

    • Check and record those BP reading daily. Make an appointment with Saw Bones and show them your home readings. They’ll treat you from there. But don’t let that BP do what it wants, go get checked out!

  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

    • Yes, you should be worried. I’m not going to tell you to stop taking your MEDS, but what I will tell you is that if you immediately switch to a whole plant based diet, your body will begin to heal itself. I left a young lady on this page and few guidelines to follow and you can follow it too and if you desire more information please feel free to contact me. By the way information is free.

  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.

  17. One day I felt extremely bad, as if I was checking out. I went to the ER where they said my BP was off the charts (high). They gave me meds to bring it down. They monitored me and after a while they had to give another round of meds to bring it down again. They then took me for a full body scan where it was discovered I had a cancer on a Kidney. Don’t let BP go, get checked out head to toe, inside and out.

  18. I just delivered my baby 2 weeks ago and never had high bp. Ive had a terrible headache for the last week and my bp has been 161/ 98. 165/110 and now 175/100.

    • I hope you went to the doctor headaches after childbirth could be a sign of a blood clot get to a doctor and check it out better safe than sorry.

  19. Y’day i had by chance checked my BP and found it to be 155/105. If it is very high will it come down if i exercise 30 mins and diet on vegetables and fruits more and cut down on non-vegetarian food. I am also always feeling sleepy and now and then feel pain near heart area.Any advise.

  20. I’m 17 years old and i have been checking my blood pressure with the nurse every morning at school for a week. it hasn’t been under 160/80 and the highest has been 172/88 but i’m a wrestler and i only weigh 150, i don’t drink or do drugs and i eat a fairly healthy diet. i also get dizzy during hard practices, for my physical stature and lifestyle why is my BP so high.

  21. My blood pressure was 179/123 at 1130am,. It is now 3:00 I went for a two mile walk and my blood pressure is now 134/92

  22. i am 21 year old a healthy looking guy,today checked my BP three times, it was 177/124 168/127 179/123 these readings are shocking for me,i am also facing constipation from few days,what should i do

  23. I am taking zoloft100mg and xanax multiple times a day at 0.25mg but still feel anxcious… my blood pressure was 154/90 in the morning around 4 hours later took another 0.25 tablet but didnt calm me down then took another 0.25 then after taking blood pressure was 164/95 i took another 0.25…
    I take cholesterol and triglyceride medications too ( lipontyl and zocor)…. OH YEAH AND PARIET FOR MY STOMACH…

    The funny thing iam only 36 years old and my blood pressure now is 150/90 and they told me in the hospital i can go home but should keep monitoring every 2 hours… is that normal or should i go to another F…… doctor cause iam just fed up of doctors and medications…. anyone out their can suggest anything i should do??????

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