We call it the silent killer as it has virtually NO symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
So what's normal?
We typically hear "More than 120 over 80 and Less than 140 over 90 (120/80-140/90)". Basically, the upper number is called the Systolic blood pressure.
When your heart beats, it contracts and pushes blood through the arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on the arteries. This is called systolic blood pressure.
The bottom number is known as the Diastolic blood pressure.
The Diastolic blood pressure number or the bottom number indicates the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.
We can imagine our arteries, blood vessels, veins, as pipes, but they aren't made of plastic, metal or any durable materials, we are all made of many different cells working together. Increased blood pressure over an extended period of time damages the endothelial lining of our arteries which lead to blood clots, which further lead to stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure have can cause many other serious health complications too.
While hypertension can be an absolute silent killer, there is actually a way to tell if someone is at risk of a stroke or cardiovascular complications (heart attack). Earlobe Creases!
Earlobe Creases. This is also backed by many studies with strong evidences, starting with Dr. Sanders T. Frank's studies in 1973 all the way to Edston's studies in 2006. Use it to your advantage. There are enough studies establishing a connection between earlobe creases and heart disease that if you have such a wrinkle on your ear, it’s worth taking seriously. The next time you notice a crease on your earlobe or your friends'. A blood test or medical check up is an important first step.
Again before you start popping pills...
The only question is how much better you want to recover and how much effort you're willing to put in. Our genes do play a role. But they are more of a predisposition, not a death sentence. If you are genetically unlucky, you just have to make bigger changes. I've met people which their entire family have an average resting heart rate of over 100 beats per minute.
Main organs : Heart, Kidneys
- The force of contraction of the heart, how much the heart muscle gets stretched by the incoming blood.
- The degree to which the arteries and arterioles constrict, increases the resistance to blood flow, thus requiring a higher blood pressure.
- The circulating blood volume, the higher the circulating blood volume, the more the heart muscle gets stretched by the incoming blood.
- Causing the arteries and veins to constrict
- Increasing the circulating blood volume
Blaming it on Salt?
We eat salt everyday and most people takes too much salt. We pee them out. However, when you have hypertension, it starts to damage the kidney and that makes it harder to get rid of excess salt. This causes the blood pressure to go even higher. It's a vicious cycle. Therefore, people with high blood pressure, perhaps can reduce salt intake and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Reversing hypertension is an extremely long journey, but it's fun as your condition improves week after week. Please be patient. Contact me for more information.