If you want to tackle the problem it helps to know the cause. That’s certainly the case with high blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension). The causes of hypertension can be neatly summed up in 5 main categories:
- poor diet
- lack of exercise
The first three causes of hypertension can be easily dealt with as out lined in How to Lower High Blood Pressure. Or to put it succinctly – get moving, eat the good stuff, and learn to relax.
The last two causes of hypertension are a bit more complicated – but can be dealt with too.
Starting with aging – it’s a fact that as we age our circulatory system doesn’t work as good as it used to. Our veins tend to narrow and harden pushing our blood pressure up.
But don’t despair. There are still are range of things you can due to stave off the ravages of time. Simply eating better, exercising and relaxing (see above) can keep you looking and feeling younger than your age along with your blood pressure levels.
Recently put on the market are concentrated antioxidant supplements like Resvertrol, often sold as fat burning / quick weight loss pills, these antioxidants can help reverse the effects of aging on your circulatory system – cleaning out your veins and lowering your blood pressure.
So aging can’t be stopped, bet the damaging effects of aging can be slowed down and even reversed in many cases .
The most stubborn cause of hypertension is your genetic makeup. Some families seem to suffer hypertension and some families don’t. I belong to the former camp – both my parents suffered from high blood pressure and I too am prone to it too.
However I managed to bring my blood pressure down despite my genetic propensity to develop hypertension via the methods outlined above.
Being genetically predisposed to having high blood pressure is not the same as saying your are condemned to it. It just means that you have to work harder at getting it down and keeping it down. It means that people who have no ‘hypertensive genes’ in their genetic makeup can get away with things that you can’t.
To sum up – the causes of hypertension can be dealt with and overcome without needing to be on a daily round of prescription medications. It takes some attention and commitment to life a healthier life but if you make the switch you’ll be happy you did.
A healthy stress-free life is a happy life.