High Blood Pressure Diet

High Blood Pressure Diet

High Blood Pressure is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day based on your activities. Having blood pressure measures consistently above normal may result in a diagnosis of high blood pressure. 

One of the most dangerous things about high blood pressure is that you may not know you have it. Nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure don’t know it because high blood pressure doesn’t have any symptoms unless it’s very severe. The best way to know if your blood pressure is high is through regular checkups. You can also monitor blood pressure at home. This is especially important if you have a close relative who has high blood pressure.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

There are two types of high blood pressure:

  • Primary hypertension

This type of high blood pressure tends to develop gradually over many years.

  • Secondary hypertension

This type of high blood pressure tends to appear suddenly and causes higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension.

Common Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

  • Age 

The risk increases as you age. High blood pressure is more common in men until about age 64. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after age 65.

  • Being overweight or obese

The more you weigh, the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the amount of blood flow through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure on your artery walls.

  • Not being physically active 

Inactive people tend to have higher heart rates. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight.

Losing Weight to Manage High Blood Pressure 

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medicine to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, or reduce the need for a prescription.

You are at greater risk of having high blood pressure if you are obese. Being obese also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep which further raises your blood pressure.

Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight if you’re obese can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, you may reduce your blood pressure by about 1 millimeter of mercury with each kilogram of weight you lose. 

HCG Diet and High Blood Pressure

The HCG diet involves caloric restrictions and regular injections of the HCG hormone. HCG diet helps the body lose weight quickly and efficiently. When the hormone enters your body, it can suppress hunger, reduce muscle loss, and fix other hormone imbalances. Several different HCG diet protocols exist, but most follow the same basic diet plan and phases. 

During the main phase of the diet, you will follow the HCG 500 calorie diet meal plan. HCG diet has 4 phases for you to follow. Its benefits will not only lose your weight but improve your overall health. 

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High Blood Pressure Diet