Blood pressure in a very simple term refers to the pressure/force with which blood flows in the blood vessels. It is a vital part of how the heart circulates blood. A person’s blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to their heart’s needs depending on the activities they are performing. However, high blood pressure (also Hypertension) is blood pressure that is persistently higher than normal. A blood pressure reading under 120/80 mm Hg and up to 139/89 mm Hg are in the normal to high normal range.
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Now that it is fairly clear what high blood pressure entails, it is equally important to know what behaviors predispose a person to this dangerous situation and what healthy behaviors a person can follow to manage and/or steer clear of the monster. Exercise, healthy feeding habits, and medication are going to be defined here as positive behaviors. A sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diets, and a general careless attitude towards health on the other hand constitute negative behaviors.
This article will briefly discuss consider those common foods and drinks which must be avoided to reduce the blood pressure. The list is far from exhaustive but will hopefully be helpful.