High blood pressure a silent danger

You eat healthy. You take vitamins, minerals and nutrients on a daily basis. You exercise regularly. Then you go for your checkup and find out you have high blood pressure. Are you surprised?

High blood pressure has virtually no symptoms until it gets critically high and into the stroke and heart attack ranges. The normal measurement is 120/80.

You may not realize you have high blood pressure until it is too late. That is exactly why elevated blood pressure is known as a silent danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in America:

  • About 1 in 3 American adults have prehypertension, or blood pressure levels that are higher than normal.
  • About 67 million Americans have high blood pressure.
  • Only about half of people with high blood pressure actually have it under control.
  • High blood pressure and its complications results in more than 348,000 deaths each year.

Blood pressure relates to and can be affected by many variables like family history, personality type and daily exercise levels.

It has biochemical individuality, so we allow for these variables.

All conventional medicine condemns salt as a provocateur of high blood pressure, but I have never seen one define salt. What they mean and don’t say is that the bad guy is sodium chloride. Sodium chloride (table salt) is a synthetic with all the minerals extracted. Sure, it’s bad, especially on high blood pressure.

Sea salt is different altogether; it has16 natural minerals with many therapeutic benefits.

There are many vitamins and herbs that can help you naturally and safely lower your blood pressure and also help you maintain normal blood pressure. Some of these include vitamins C, B6 and B12; folic acid; potassium; niacin; garlic; olive leaf extract; hawthorn berry; green tea extract with hibiscus flower; flax oil or fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids); cocoa extract; and magnesium and vitamin D3. There is a lot of good research on these nutrients.

High blood pressure greatly increases your chances of heart attack and stroke, so take this seriously. If you don’t regularly monitor your blood pressure at home, start now. I check my blood pressure every day at home. My Panasonic blood pressure monitor cost me $40 on Amazon. It is also available at your local pharmacy.

A good diet alone can’t provide all the needed nutrition for healthy blood pressure.

Get a good nutritional supplement, or supplements, containing herbs and vitamins designed to keep your blood pressure in check, as mentioned above.

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Bob Livingston

By Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston has been writing most of his adult life on matters of health, nutritional supplements, natural alternatives and social importance.