High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease that can result in a serious and even fatal heart attack. Coronary artery disease is simply disease (usually plaque or some kind of a blockage) of the arteries that feed the heart muscle.
If you add on other risk factors such as obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, inactivity and smoking the picture looks pretty gloomy!
The good news is that your blood pressure (and many of the other risks listed!) can be controlled. You have the power! Natural high blood pressure treatment is within reach. Treating naturally doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t need medication, also. Some people have elevated blood pressure that can be brought into a normal range with healthy living and a pure natural approach and yet others will need medications. Either way, a healthy lifestyle can help you. Make no mistake- High Blood Pressure can break your heart, do serious body damage and kill. Your healthcare provider will get pretty aggressive with blood pressure treatment for you if you are otherwise healthy and have a blood pressure of >140/90 when checked using Omron BP785.
If you have any heart conditions they will start aggressive a bit earlier. But, what can you do? First and foremost, find out what your blood pressure normally runs. This means having it taken more than just once. One elevated blood pressure does not make hypertension. However, if it is up more than down or you have blurred vision, headache and other symptoms associated with high blood pressure you need to see your healthcare provider. It is a good idea to have your risk for heart disease evaluated. Your health care provider knows just what questions to ask and what to look for. Prevention goes a long way, as always.