This site is dedicated to providing information about the scourge of high blood pressure. Nothing provide here is meant to replace the advice provided by your medical practitioner. Before embarking on any course of action always consult your health professional.
Consistent high blood pressure will eventually kill you and without any warning. Or, perhaps even worse, will leave you crippled and/or brain damaged.
This is what this site is all about. “The Silent Killer”. But it’s not all doom and gloom, far from it.
If you are aware that you have a problem and you take some action to remedy the situation, then you’re in a much better position. Taking action can be as simple as being conscious of what you eat or drink, making some simple life style changes, drinking juices, taking herbal medicines or maybe even taking prescription drugs.
It is my intention to present you with enough information about the condition and risk factors so that you can make your own health decisions and avoid what happened to me. I ignored my blood pressure for years until one day with absolutely no warning I had a heart attack and came within a gnat’s whisker of death. By what I can only describe as a miracle, I came out of it with my body and mind intake. (There are some who will take issue with my mind!!!) You can read my story here “The Silent Killer – A Cautionary Tale”
If you have it, it is essential to reduce high blood pressure. The thing is, how do you know because there are very few, if any, symptoms?
You could get a regular check up from your health practitioner or most pharmacies will do a free check for you these days, but the very best way is for you to own your own BP meter. The are very inexpensive and very simple to use. Just put the cuff on your arm and push a button. That’s it. Wait for the machine to finish and there is your a read out of your blood pressure.
This is the one I use. Omron HEM-780 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff
Check it out.
I suggest you consult your health professional on the interpretation of the results. The desirable levels will vary from person to person.
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