Most diseases give clearly visible symptoms that mobilize us to take care of health. Pain, fatigue, lethargy – if we feel any change in our well-being, we react immediately. In the case of high blood pressure is very different, because this condition often has no noticeable symptoms.
There are precautions that effectively help in maintaining cardiovascular health and regulate blood pressure.
Regular checking of blood pressure is very important. You need to do this even when the blood pressure is normal for a long time. The effects of high blood pressure usually do not cause any symptoms that could warn of an impending illness. Blood pressure monitor is an inexpensive device that everyone should have at home. In addition, such a device is available at any pharmacy and you can certainly take a blood pressure measurement for free.
If you find that your blood pressure is too high, seek medical attention immediately. Do it even if you do not feel any symptoms – procrastination can only worsen your health. All medications prescribed by a doctor take regularly and treat all recommendations very seriously.
Eliminate overweight. Each, even the smallest overweight is a big burden for the body and has a significant impact on blood pressure.
Increase the intake of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). The best sources of valuable and uncontaminated fatty acids are fish, such as wild trout and wild salmon. Industrially produced fish may have high levels of contamination and children and pregnant women should avoid this type of fish altogether. In many cases, the best solution is to use omega 3 supplements. Increase the intake of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Natural sources of this substance include, among others, walnuts, linseed, linseed oil, rapeseed oil and soybean oil. It should be remembered that although foods containing omega 3 fatty acids have great health benefits, oils and nuts have a lot of calories.
If you are taking medicines that reduce blood clotting, talk to your doctor before supplementing with omega 3 fatty acids.
Stress is a very important factor in the formation of hypertension. Do everything you can to reduce stress in your life. Be physically active. Regular physical activity facilitates coping with stress and helps in solving problems.