Did you know that, 1 out of every 3 adults s hypertensive?
Did you know that most people can live for years unaware that they have this life threatening disorder?
This is why, it’s known as the “Silent killer”.
Just because some of us have never been diagnosed as being hypertensive, or feel it does not run in our families should be an excuse, not to be checked regularly – this is not a case of; “tufiakwa it’s not my portion!!”
For the fact that we are all battling with our weight, is a reason it could be “our portion” if we are not careful.
For those who are already in the same boat as me and have already been diagnosed as being hypertensive, make sure you;
Take your medication.
Reduce your salt intake.
And check your blood pressure monthly.
Untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious diseases such as:
Don’t delay, go and get yours checked today
SIGNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Although most people who are diagnosed with high blood pressure, present without any symptoms, here are a few signs and symptoms to be wary about and should be checked out immediately.
Blurred or double vision.
Blood pressure readings have a top number called the systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic.
A normal blood pressure reading should be less than;
Prehypertension – ELEVATED
Stage 1 hypertension – GET HELP
Stage 2 – High – DANGER
PREVENTION AND/OR REDUCTION OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Eating healthily –
Reducing weight and maintaining a healthy weight – being overweight forces our heart to work harder to pump blood around our body, which can raise our blood pressure.
Reduction of salt – Salt raises blood pressure. The more salt you eat the higher your blood pressure. Aim to eat less than 6g a day which is about a teaspoon.
Reduce your caffeine intake – it is fine to drink tea and coffee as part of a balanced diet, but these should not be our on,y source if fluids. This is why at SWE we always state that; tea and coffee should not be counted as part of your 2 litres of fluids a day.
Moderate ingestion of alcohol.
Exercising regularly – Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping our heart and blood vessels in good condition.
For exercise to count, the activity should leave us feeling warm and slightly out if breath. An overweight person may only have to walk up a slope to get this feeling.
Activities can include; walking, dancing, running, gardening etc.
We have received loads of testimonials from registered members who are hypertensive sufferers stating how their blood pressure readings have normalised since they started on the Slim with ease plan.
Are you a hypertensive patient or do you know anyone who is? If yes, please sign up to the Slim with ease plan and start your journey to a healthier you.