Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. About one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure according to the American Heart Association.
Hypertension can become serious and life threatening if left untreated. According to Dr. Cindy Haines at Health Day News, high blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and other dangerous conditions. Watch the entire video.
Here are ways to lower blood pressure levels: Avoid shaking salt on food, follow your doctor’s orders, eat low sodium meals and snacks, take blood pressure medication as prescribed, exercise regularly, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range, use herbs to season food, avoid eating processed foods, avoid drinking high sodium beverages and reduce stress in your life.
Being diagnosed with hypertension doesn’t mean it is the end of the world, instead learn how to manage the disease. If you need assistance preparing low sodium meals, contact a dietitian, weight loss center or personal trainer in your area.
Remember, avoid shaking salt on your food because one teaspoon of table salt equals 2,300 milligrams of sodium.
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