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Control Blood Pressure and Reduce The Risk Of Heart Attack

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    High blood pressure is called the “silent killer.” diseases that can lead to stroke, heart and kidney failure and Other organs. This is common among aged one and it contributes to millions of death all over the world. Although most of the people is unaware of it and earlier detection of this disease will help in controlling it. At the same time it is important that every hypertensive should know about the foods that cause high blood pressure and Its Prevention. About 12.5 million of an estimated 32 million heart attacks worldwide are fatal

    Diet that do not affect in blood pressure:

    Food containing garlic, onion. Olive oil, fruits and vegetables, skimmed milk, lean meat, plain rice, potatoes, whole grains, legumes, cauliflower.





    Tips To Control Blood Pressure

    Make sure your blood pressure is under 140/90 mm Hg. If your systolic pressure (the top number) is over 140, ask your doctor what you can do to lower it.
    Increase your physical activity. Do at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, most days of the week. You can do 30 minutes in three 10-minute segments.
    Aim for a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight increases your risk of high blood pressure. One way to determine if you need to lose weight is to find out your body mass index or BMI. If your BMI is above the healthy range (i.e., 25 or greater), or if your waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (women) or 40 inches (men) you probably have excess abdominal weight and you may benefit from weight loss especially if you have other risk factors. Talk to your doctor to see if you are at increased risk for high blood pressure and need to lose weight.
    Take your high blood pressure medicine, if prescribed, every day. If you have questions, talk to your doctor.
    Eating fish once a week can reduce your chances of a heart attack by 52%
    There are five types of foods that should be avoided.

    1. Processed salt (sodium chloride)
    2. Some foods that we purchase in readily made condition are processed and treated in laboratory with hydrogenated oil.
    3. Avoid fatty food
    4. Toxic substances and chemicals are mostly contained in red meat which causes high blood pressure and hence red meat should be avoided.
    5. Sugar is the important factor that causes obesity and obesity in turn causes high blood pressure. Hence, it should be avoided.

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