Decrease cramps, eliminate cellulite and reduce your risk of stroke with this one nutrient!

You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system, says Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods (think: melon, avocados, bananas, and white beans). But even if you get the recommended 4,700 mg per day, you still … Read more Decrease cramps, eliminate cellulite and reduce your risk of stroke with this one nutrient!

Experience these 8 amazing health benefits when you drink coconut water

Coconut water is popping up everywhere in a variety of healthy beverages and you may be curious if it really lives up to the hype surrounding it. But, do the benefits stand up to its actual nutritional value? Is coconut water good for you? What is coconut water? Coconut water is the clear liquid found … Read more Experience these 8 amazing health benefits when you drink coconut water

7 Top Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure! Some Of These Will Surprise You!

In America, almost one in three adults are living with high blood pressure, that’s why the topic of dietary recommendations for high blood pressure is becoming more and more popular these days. What causes high blood pressure? Normally not consuming enough vegetables and fruits can result in a high sodium intake and low potassium intake, … Read more 7 Top Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure! Some Of These Will Surprise You!

11 Plants Native Americans Used to Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)

The Cherokee, the Native American tribe – indigenous to the South-Eastern United States – believed that the ‘Creator’ gave them a gift of understanding and preserving medicinal herbs. The Cherokee trust the healing and preventative properties of nature’s pharmacy. The Cherokee promote proper gathering techniques of medicinal plants. The elders have taught them that if you … Read more 11 Plants Native Americans Used to Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)

8 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure in No Time

Anyone with high blood pressure, of course, should consult with a physician before starting to use alternative remedies. Happily, though, most people with readings from 130/85 (high normal blood pressure) to 159/99 (the upper range of mild high blood pressure) can safely be treated with alternative methods, says Chris Meletis, dean of the National College … Read more 8 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure in No Time

Reverse Heart Disease Before It’s Too Late With These Powerful Natural Remedies

Hypertension may already be stealing minutes from your life. What is it, and what can you do to reverse it? By Larry Trivieri, Jr. Is your blood pressure too high? If you are like many Americans, you may not know the answer to this question—but finding out could save your life. If not detected and … Read more Reverse Heart Disease Before It’s Too Late With These Powerful Natural Remedies

8 Tips To Lower Blood Pressure Without Synthetic Medicine

By Bill Gottlieb Fred Wilson*, a 53-year-old construction worker and heavy-equipment operator, could handle a backhoe or bulldozer with nonchalant ease. But the heart beating inside his chest couldn’t handle his blood. Wilson was among the millions of Americans who have high blood pressure. His arterial pipes had become narrowed, forcing his heart to generate … Read more 8 Tips To Lower Blood Pressure Without Synthetic Medicine

8 Dangerous Blood Pressure Medications You Need to Avoid At All Costs

By Larry Trivieri Jr. Side-Effects of Blood Pressure Medications Conventional physicians often prescribe one or more blood pressure medications to help their patients manage high blood pressure consistently above a reading of 140/90. The most commonly prescribed blood pressure medications are ACE inhibitors, alpha and beta blockers (used alone or in combination with each other), … Read more 8 Dangerous Blood Pressure Medications You Need to Avoid At All Costs

9 warning signs you’re deficient in magnesium (and how to fix it)

Magnesium. You probably have heard about it and may know a little bit about it, but do you know how beneficial it is to your health? Magnesium is important to nearly every organ, tissue and function in your body. From basic cellular health to heart health, magnesium is vital to your health. A low magnesium … Read more 9 warning signs you’re deficient in magnesium (and how to fix it)

The silent killer: 7 types of people who’re most likely to get high blood pressure

The blood running through each person’s veins provides the oxygen needed for all organs to function within the body. When the heart must exert extra force in order to circulate blood, however, health complications may occur as a result from the stress of high blood pressure. The Center for Disease Control reports that one in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure, with a financial impact of nearly fifty billion dollars in medical expenses per year. What should individuals know about high blood pressure and adverse health risks?

Risks Of High Pressure

Our blood vessels need to be able to withstand a great deal of force throughout our lifetimes. Just like anything else in the world, however, too much force results in ruptures. A blood vessel rupture means different things for different parts of the body: a rupture within the brain leads to a stroke, while a rupture within the leg results in an infraction. When cells impact the vessels due to high pressure, scarring occurs that can trap cholesterol, plaque, and even blood cells, developing clogs that can impede blood flow altogether. Blood clots do serious harm to nearby organs: organ failure occurs when the necessary blood cannot reach its location. A clog within the heart can lead to a heart attack, which The Heart Foundation notes will affect an American every thirty seconds.

A Common Condition

The unhealthy American lifestyle of high-calorie diets and minimal exercise has made high blood pressure into a nationwide epidemic. By 2030, over 40% of all Americans will suffer from high blood pressure. Forty-seven percent of all Americans do not have their blood pressure under any type of control, with one in five unaware of the condition itself. During 2010, no fewer than one thousand Americans died every day from high blood pressure and complications resulting from the conditions. Given that two in three Americans are overweight, while one in three children are overweight, high blood pressure represents a critical issue both now and in the future.

Risk Factors

Family history represents one of the largest factors of risk for blood pressure. Age comes close, as blood vessels become inflexible in the natural course of aging. A sedentary lifestyle, without much activity either in the workplace or at home, increases the risk of high blood pressure, and along with it obesity, heart disease, and stroke. A diet high in salt and excessive alcohol consumption can also result in high blood pressure. It’s important to stay informed to stay healthy. Take a look at this informative infographic below, developed by Carrington.edu, and then share the information with friends and family to help protect loved ones from high blood pressure, also known as “the silent killer.”

 

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