by Hugh J. Lara
If you have been diagnosed with hypertension you are probably wondering what types of treatments are available.
There are many different treatment options out there for hypertension. Here is some information on hypertension treatment and the treatment guidelines that you should follow.
Work With Your Doctor
Before you start any hypertension treatment you should talk to your doctor. If you are going to take any prescription medication; it is necessary to talk to your doctor anyway to get the prescription.
However, not everyone will need medication as a hypertension treatment.
You need to talk to your doctor and set a goal for your blood pressure. This goal needs to be based on your body type, your individual risk factor; and what your doctor thinks your blood pressure needs to be healthy.
Your doctor will then discuss what type of lifestyle changes need to happen and what type of medication you might need to go on.
For many people, hypertension treatment is a combination of both lifestyle changes and medication.
Even people with normal blood pressure should have the same healthy lifestyle changes that are part of the treatment; especially if hypertension runs in your family.
There are certain foods that should be avoided as part of your hypertension treatment, and your doctor will be able to give you a list of acceptable foods for your new diet.
In addition. It is imperative that you were not sedentary and that you exercise as much as your body can handle.
This is something that your doctor will discuss with you so that you can determine; what amount of exercise you should be doing as part of your hypertension treatment.
Medication for Hypertension Treatment.
The choice to take medication for hypertension treatment is a difficult one for many. Many do not like the idea of being on medication for the rest of their lives.
While others do not even want to try lifestyle changes and want to go straight to medication.
Sometimes doctors do not give medication as a treatment for early hypertension or prehypertension.
Therefore, In these cases, lifestyle changes should be implemented first to bring blood pressure down.
If that does not work, then the only remaining treatment option is going to be medication.
Your doctor will be able to give you a medication that will work with you and your lifestyle, but if you feel negative side effects from the medication it is important to talk to your doctor.
There is not just one medication for hypertension treatment and you; and your doctor will be able to find the one that works for you.
Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home.
Blood pressure reflects how forcefully your heart must work to pump blood and to relax between contractions.
The top number—the systolic value—represents the effort required of the left ventricle to contract and push blood through the circulatory system.
The bottom number—the diastolic pressure—is the force required for your heart to relax.
When your blood pressure is chronically elevated, it means your heart is constantly working harder than it should.
Like any other muscle that works for long periods of time, your heart can get bigger with consistently elevated blood pressure.
If your heart becomes extremely enlarged, it can become sluggish and begin to fail.
High blood pressure can also damage your arteries. Causing them to become vulnerable to damage from toxic substances such as heavy metals, oxidized cholesterol, free radicals, and high insulin levels.
Given all this. It’s little wonder that uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
And since there are no symptoms, you may not know you have it unless you have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Fortunately, you can do this right in the comfort of your own home.
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Support for Healthy Blood Pressure.
When it comes to heart health, there are many factors to consider. You should work to maintain a healthy diet; exercise most days of the week. And take nutrients that have been shown to support your cardiovascular system.
While there are many effective choices out there, one of the best stinks—literally. It is natto.
Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans that have a strong smell and flavor and slimy texture.
Fortunately, you can bypass the smell and simply opt for the enzyme that gives natto is heart-protective benefits—nattokinase.