When was the Last time you had your Blood Pressure Checked?

 

                  Blood Pressure and Mediation                                                       Blood Pressure readings are usually one of the first  that physicians check in your physical. We talk about are hearts as the most important machines in our body, but do we treat our hearts the same way?  Blood Pressure readings have always been a concern of physicians and patients. The criteria for blood pressure readings has changed some since the early 1980’s. The number of people diagnosed with high blood pressure has doubled since the year 1970’s. Testing blood pressure is done with a spirometer.

        A reading of  120/80 is considered normal reading  according to the article ( http://www.Heart.Org)  The top number  is called the Systolic which  measures the pressures of arteries , and the diastolic number is the bottom number measures the pressure in the arteries in between heart beats.  Blood pressure is not stationary , but it can be measured to see if there is high blood pressure reading that is healthy to most physicians. The number depends on weight , age, sex, and if he/she has diabetes, overweight, or heart disease. Although there are many predisposing factors we can  take care of our bodies and control our blood pressure with exercise, diet, and mediation.  Mediation based training is used in many settings that allow people to become aware of their present state of mind.  However, can mindfulness based training help lower blood pressure? Yes, of course according to this article and the study above mindfulness based training is very productive in helping people lower their blood pressure. Blood pressure is not a static thing it goes up and it goes down, but there is a way to measure your  blood pressure with a spirometry.

                            High blood pressure was listed on death certificates as the primary cause of death.
 
1.  High blood pressure was listed as a primary or contributing cause of death in about 348,102 of
the more than 2.4 million U.S. deaths in 2009.

2 2009 high blood pressure mortality:
▪ 27,668 male deaths (44.8% of deaths from high blood pressure).
▫ 20,286 white males
3, ▫ 6,574 black males
▪ 34,094 female deaths (55.2% of deaths from high blood pressure).
▫ 26,201 white females.

▫ 6,951 black females

4. From 1999 to 2009 the death rate from high blood pressure increased 17.1 percent, and the
actual number of deaths rose 43.6 percent.

5. The 2009 overall death rate from high blood pressure was 18.5 per 100,000. Death rates
were:
▪ 17.0 for white males.
▪ 14.4 for white females.
▪ 51.6 for black males.
▪ 38.3 for black females.

 488,000 people diagnosed with high blood pressure were discharged from short-stay hospitals
in 2010. Discharges include people both living and dead:
▪ 216,000 males.
▪ 272,000 females.



The final thoughts of high blood pressure and your  health, First,  get your blood pressure checked regularly. Second,  eating healthy  and regular exercise can help keep the blood pressure down. The last tip is about how meditating only 20 minutes a day can help our blood pressure and lower your stress levels. It is better to do the necessary actions suggested than have problems in the long haul. mediating, eating well, and exercising can give you some defense of getting high blood pressure. Why not, walking is fun and you meet  someone who  is interesting to talk.  Here are some beneficial link to check out http://American Heart Association.

Myths of Blood High Blood Pressure

1. If I use Kosher salt that is not the same as table salt.

2. People with high blood pressure have nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping, and their face is red. This is not always true.

3. Wine is good for my heart, so I can drink as much as I want.

4.  If my doctor checks my blood pressure I do not need to check it at home.

5. I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and my readings are normal I do not need to take medication anymore.

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