According to CNN.com Fri November 25, 2011, Cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, is actually a collection of diseases and conditions, not one particular affliction. They include primarily heart disease and stroke. There are also diseases of the blood vessels, which include high blood pressure (hypertension) and aneurysm.
High blood pressure is when the force of blood against your artery walls is too great and if left untreated or uncontrolled, can cause severe damage to your internal organs over time.
It causes your heart to pump much harder to get the blood distributed throughout your body, which over time can cause the hardening of your blood vessel walls and lead to heart failure.
High blood pressure has been known as a “silent killer” because you can go for years and not realize you are suffering because you may not have any symptoms.
Some people find out after they’ve suffered a stroke or heart attack.
I don’t know about you, but that’s not the way I would want to find out if I have high blood pressure.
Your blood pressure is really determined by how much blood your heart pumps out and the resistance to that flow in your blood vessels.
So, the bigger and more blood vessels that you have the better versus having small ones (regular resistance and cardio training can help with the creation of veins).
Blood pressure is determined from two measurements…
The first being the Systolic pressure (top number) which is nothing more than how much the heart contracts and the other being Diastolic pressure (bottom number) which is the pressure on your artery walls.
A normal blood pressure reading would be around 120/80, which of course can fluctuate and become higher depending upon what state you’re in when you measure.
Things that can cause you to have higher than normal readings are nervousness, anxiety, stress, exercise right before measuring, and so on.
It’s best to be as relaxed as you can right before you take your blood pressure measurements, so that the results are more accurate.
The following are some factors that can lead to high blood pressure:
- Overabundance of salt in your diet
- High stress levels
- Low physical activity
- Over consumption of alcohol
- Thyroid and adrenal disorders
- Kidney disease
- Old age
The good news is that you absolutely can usually reduce and maintain normal blood pressure levels with a combination of a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise, and herbs for high blood pressure.
I know this for a fact, as someone very close to me developed fluttering of the heart after taking prescription drugs to control her blood pressure.
I don’t want to disclose her name for confidential reasons.
But to make a long story short, her doctor took her off of the medication because it was affecting her heart, which really started making me nervous.
Her blood pressure started going back up after she stopped taking the medication.
So I recommended a natural herbal replacement.
Her readings in July 2012 before taking the herbs for high blood pressure product were 140/90.
Her blood pressure in a few days dropped down to 129/85 (7/13/2012), which really made her a believer in natural herbal products.
She keeps a daily log in which I’m currently looking at as I write this article which shows her latest measurements for 9/11/2012 at a low 110/79.
Is that amazing or what?
I’m not here to bash the drug industry; instead I’m showing you the real-life results achieved based upon someone close to me.
And I’m not here to make up some B.S. to get you to purchase products…
I hope that you can appreciate that.
Here’s the thing, as much as I believe in herbs I don’t have the time to grow them let alone master the art of combining them…
And you probably don’t have the time either.
The good news is that you don’t have to become an herbalist in order to reap the benefits of natural herbal products.
The product that my loved one used to lower her blood pressure levels includes the following combination of herbs; l-arginine, olive leaf extract, grape seed extract, coleus root extract, hawthorn berries extract and goldenrod aerial parts.
The bottom line is that you can use herbs to control your blood pressure levels and my loved one proved this.
Remember, the information I share is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and to consult your physician if you have questions about your unique situation.