High blood pressure affects one in three people in the US? This is serious. There is a greater risk of heart failure, stroke, and even kidney disease. It’s important to make lifestyle changes reducing stress and incorporating regularly modified yoga postures to help reduce the risk.
Reducing High Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure, you must take it seriously. While there is much that can be done to improve your health and well-being, regular checks on your blood pressure are paramount. With guidance and some lifestyle changes such as diet modification, increased exercise, and stress management techniques, you may reverse these risks.
There’s no doubt about it. Stress is deadly. It is a huge contributor to high blood pressure and so steps must be taken to analyze stress triggers on a daily basis so that you can reduce it where possible. Too much stress is disastrous at the best of times and left unchecked, it can lead towards many serious health conditions. Even the first symptoms of stress are unpleasant with headaches, intense fatigue and even palpitations affecting health while increasing anxiousness. Stress can most certainly increase blood pressure in the short term.
When you are stressed, blood vessels constrict and your heart rate increases. Usually, once the stress has diminished, the stress response will dissipate. This is known as situational stress. It is highly damaging to be exposed to stress on a regular basis. Many people are under tremendous pressure and do not realize the damage they are doing to their health. When you feel under pressure, your body is flooded with stress hormones and so, the problems that create these stress responses should be eradicated ideally. Unfortunately, when health starts to suffer as a result, fatigue can be overwhelming and so, often, stress triggers are ignored.