Blood pressure is the stress put upon blood vessel walls by the blood that circulates through them. In the body, blood gets pumped out of the heart, and travels through the various parts of the anatomy via arteries and capillaries, delivering life-sustaining oxygen. When that blood pressure is high, known as high blood pressure, or hypertension, those pathways shrink, and the heart has to work even harder to get blood flowing through them.
Stress is an invisible, odorless, tasteless experience that can completely shut the body down and cause terrible emotional, even physical, pain. Stress arises from a cluttered mind attempting to do too many things or something that is too complex. When a person is stressed, their body releases hormones that squeeze the blood vessels shut. If stress is incurred over a long period, high blood pressure can reach life-threatening levels.
To lower high blood pressure, remove or adjust as many unneeded mental anxiety points as possible. These could be work conditions, unappreciative family members or unproductive associates and friends.
Nutrition plays the largest role in how the body operates. It is fuel. How fast the body moves, how it turns and twists, how it stops and starts and how long it takes to recharge – all of these things are determined by nutrition. And yet, despite this obvious logic, most people, especially people dealing with high blood pressure, continue to pour sludge into their engine.
To lower high blood pressure, remove excess sodium (salt). Sodium requires water to keep the body at its natural balance – homeostasis. This extra water inflates the blood vessels, increasing hypertension. Also, cholesterol and saturated fat need to be minimized as much as possible. They literally clog the arteries.
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