Control Cholesterol to Control your Blood Pressure…
Looking for ways to lower high blood pressure? Do we understand how high blood pressure is caused? What can we do to reduce our chances of getting high blood pressure? There are many different causes ranging from, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress and hypertension. High blood pressure, if left untreated, can lead to many health concerns such as strokes and heart attacks.
A basic understanding of what causes high blood pressure will help avoid the potential risks.
Having a healthy balanced diet, improving your nutrition and regular exercise will help lower your blood pressure. At Kerala Ayurveda Centre we advice you to regularly check your blood pressure.
Causes of High Blood Pressure:
One of the main causes of high blood pressure is cholesterol. People with high cholesterol levels are almost certain to have higher blood pressure. The fat deposit produces cholesterol to coat the walls of the arteries. Over time, fatty acids are formed in a hard plate that reduces the size of the arteries and blood vessels making them smaller and smaller. There is still the same amount of blood trying to flow through these vessels and it is this that causes blood pressure to increase.
Another way to lower high blood pressure is to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Reducing your sugar intake can greatly help reduce high blood pressure. Your blood can thicken due to the excess glucose produced as a result of consuming large amounts of sugary foods. By avoiding foods that can cause high blood pressure, you are taking steps to help reduce blood pressure naturally. Excessive consumption of alcohol has also been shown to increase the risk of developing high blood pressure.
Exercise is possibly one of the best solutions to reduce high blood pressure. However, be sure to consult our ayurvedic doctor at one of our Kerala Ayurveda Centre branches before embarking on a new workout. Weight lifting is something to be avoided as this can be very stressful for the heart. Highly intensive cardio training is also not suitable for people with high blood pressure.
One of the best exercises is light cardio. Low impact regular exercise will help lower cholesterol levels/ weight loss and therefore ultimately affects blood pressure. Exercises like pilates and yoga are effective in reducing blood pressure naturally, besides being very beneficial for your heart’s health.
By using these simple tips on diet and exercise you can level your blood pressure and also help reduce high blood pressure in the future.
Book in for a free consultation at Kerala Ayurveda Centre for a more in depth understanding of how to control your blood pressure at one of our branches, which can be found in Leicester, Bolton or Birmingham.