Suara.com – A normal or healthy blood pressure measurement is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). This means that the maximum blood pressure (systolic pressure) is 120 and the minimum pressure (diastolic pressure) is 80.
When the systolic pressure exceeds 140, or the diastolic pressure is higher than 90, it means that the person has hypertension or high blood pressure.
Meanwhile, when a person has a systolic pressure between 121 and 139, and a diastolic pressure between 81 and 89, it means he has prehypertension.
“Prehypertension means the person does not have hypertension, but they will have hypertension in the future. Unless they correct unhealthy habits,” explains Lauren Munsch Dal Farra, MD, internist, cardiologist and CEO of PALM Health in St. Petersburg. Louis.
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Although hypertension often has no symptoms, over time, it can lead to cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke.
There are several ways to lower blood pressure naturally. Reported Womens Health Magazine, here are the steps:
1. Regular aerobic exercise
Physical activity is the most important lifestyle that must be used as a habit to help lower blood pressure.
The best exercises for reducing blood pressure (and cholesterol) are aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, cycling, or swimming.
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2. Reduce stress
Over time, chronic low-level stress can lead to high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and muscle tension.
Dal Farra recommends practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation and stretching for stress sufferers.
3. Lose weight if medically overweight or obese
Blood pressure rises along with body mass index.
“So for people who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most effective way to lower blood pressure,” said Dal Farra.
4. Reduce salt, multiply calcium
The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium or salt to less than 1500 mg daily to prevent hypertension.
Having a healthy balance of the two minerals, namely less salt, more potassium, is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure.
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