Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Step to Take to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Lowering your blood pressure has numerous health benefits and there are different ways you can go about doing so. The first step honestly, is knowing what your blood pressure is normally – relaxed, and then also with a little exertion. The goal blood pressure range is 120/80 and the closer you are to that level, the better!

Avoiding Heart Problems

The lower your blood pressure is, the less stress it is on your heart to pump blood through your veins – common heat issues often connected to high blood pressure are heart attack, stroke, angina, coronary heart disease and heart failure.

Take Simple Steps

If you have visited your physician and they have told you that you are at risk for heart issues or are suffering from high blood pressure issues, you are going to want to take positive steps forward to changing that. Diet can help significantly and so can incorporating a little bit of exercise to your daily routine. Blood pressure is known to increase with weight, generally because you will have more fat content and it places stress within the body to continue to function properly.

Incorporate Exercise to Help You Lower Your Blood Pressure

Exercising doesn’t have to be full on weight lifting every day – cardio will be the most beneficial. Even if its parking further from the grocery store and walking a little further or opting to take the stairwell at work instead of the elevator – you will notice a difference in your blood pressure over time.

When it comes to your diet – try to remember the analogy DASH. This specific diet surround lowering hypertension, lowering blood pressure and greatly reducing your sodium intake (another important step to lowering blood pressure.) Naturally sodium hangs onto excess water and makes you bloated which is definitely not good for your heart (or weight.) Consuming vitamin rich nutrients (eating the rainbow) will ensure that you are receiving all of the vitamins and nutrients your need to be healthier and rid your body of free radicals.     

Learn more about Lowering Your Blood Pressure, contact Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD – Director, Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program

Dr. Ciuffo’s expertise in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Bloodless Heart Surgery is the result of a career dedicated to the development and improvement of these techniques. He currently runs a busy Cardiothoracic Surgery practice and directs a dedicated Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH.