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These Things Could be Affecting Your Blood Pressure

November 17th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

One of the best ways to work towards god cardiovascular health is by keeping a good blood pressure level. Several factors can affect your blood pressure reading, and some might be more commonly know that others; so if you are looking to get a grip on your high blood pressure, here’s what could be to blame.

Stressful Commute

High stress is a no-no for your blood pressure and traffic can play a huge part in that stress level. If you notice that at some doctor visits your blood pressure results are different than others, it could all be due to your commute. If you arrived late after sitting in traffic — this could be one reason why your blood pressure was elevated. If a busy commute often gives you a racing heart — remember that and try to get to your appointment a bit early to help calm your nerves. Try to give yourself some time to collect your thoughts, and you should see better results.

Dehydration

When you are well hydrated, your blood can flow through your veins at a better rate. When you are dehydrated, your blood doesn’t have the H20 it needs and can thicken making it harder to pump blood through your body. When your blood becomes harder to pump, your blood pressure than rises; so to keep your blood pressure healthy, be sure to stay well hydrated.

What You’ve Eaten

Your diet can also alter your results. Salty or imbalance meals can give you a faulty high reading so try to avoid them the day or two before. Well, balanced meals throughout the day are the best way to get an accurate reading of your blood level. Think lean meats, grains, and vegetables.

 

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