There are many ways of controlling blood pressure without your organs getting hurt from synthetic medications. Check out some of these ways below:
Keep a healthy diet to restore your former normal pressure. A healthy diet should be made up of fat, free dairy products, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. This type of healthy diet is particularly known as the DASH diet, or the “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” diet.
Changing your diet is not as easy as it sounds, but there are tips for making your transition easier:
- Keep a record of what you eat.
- Increase your potassium intake.
- Be a wise shopper. Read labels before buying food products.
Limiting Alcohol Intake
Alcohol can both be the boon or bane of your blood pressure. If the drinking is controlled to a moderation, meaning, one drink per day, it can help lower your blood pressure. However, if you chose to go over bounds, it can affect your blood pressure badly. Drinking too much more than what you are only allowed to, can increase your blood pressure. Sometimes, it can cancel out the effect of your hypertension medications.
Losing Some Weight
Blood pressure and weight are connected relatively. When you increase your weight, there is a good chance that your blood pressure increases too. One of the indications of the weight and blood pressure connection is the problem called “sleep apnea”. Sleep apnea happens mostly to people who are overweight. Sleep apnea is disrupted breathing when a person sleep.
Losing weight is one of the most effective ways of controlling high blood pressure. Losing some weight has a significant effect on your blood pressure readings.
Habitual exercise, especially when done religiously, can lower blood pressure. A 30-minute exercise each day helps a lot. Consistency is the key. When you suddenly go back to living the sedentary life, your blood pressure can shoot up again.
The best type of exercise in keeping your blood pressure down is aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise involves a lot of breathing exercise which can be done through a series of bodily movements. Examples of aerobic exercises are running, walking, dancing, swimming, or even cycling.
In some recent studies, it is believed that CBD oil or cannabidiol can have a positive impact on circulatory system disorders like hypertension (Kubala, 2018). These studies show us that CBD oil is a natural vasodilator. Meaning, it promotes the healthy flow of blood in your blood vessels. A healthy flow of blood without any obstruction leads to healthy blood pressure.
There are two other ways that CBD oil can promote blood pressure; by reducing inflammation and cardiac contractility. Inflammation in blood vessels can cause hypertension. Cardiac contractility is the abnormality of the heart where it pumps blood too fast.
It is important to take steps in preventing and controlling your blood pressure even at a young age. So, start eating healthy, control your alcohol intake, lose some of that weight, and take in natural supplements like CBD oil now.
Kubala, J. (2018) 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects). Available at: