Blood Pressure Clinic
Blood Pressure Clinic and BP awareness/education will begin in November 2022 see attached BP info
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What Is blood Pressure?
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Blood pressure is the measurement of pressure blood pushing on the lining of our arteries. Our arteries and veins make up the circulatory system running throughout the body. It is responsible for moving blood around and keeping oxygen and nutrients in our system. Arteries bring oxygenated blood from the heart into organs. While veins return the used blood back to the heart.
Changes to our circulatory system affect our blood pressure. Some things that affect our circulatory system are stress, not drinking enough fluids, retaining too much fluid in our system, diabetes, medication side-effects, dietary choices, exercising, lack of exercise and illnesses.
Normal blood pressure is around 120/80. However, doctors can have different goals for some people, depending on their health, age, gender, illnesses, medications and other medical concerns.
What Can I Do To Improve My Blood Pressure?
- Take my medication every day
- Exercise 30 minutes every day (including chair exercises)
- Eat less salt, butter, saturated fats and sugar
- Eat fewer fried foods
- Drink less caffeine and alcohol
- Avoid smoking
- Eat more green leafy vegetables, berries, bananas, beets and oatmeal
- Eat more fish, yogurt (frozen or soft), dark chocolates and nuts in moderation
- Try to maintain a good body weight
What Causes and decreses High Blood Pressure?
Blood Pressure Can Decrease with:
- Taking your medication every day as the doctor ordered
- Making lifestyle changes like avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and smoking
- Making dietary changes to avoid fats, sugars, caffeine and salt (sodium)
- Exercise 30 minutes every day (relaxation & deep breathing exercises)
- Drinking 1.5 to 2 litres of water daily (unless you have fluid restrictions, ask your doctor)
- Walk daily (inside or outside)
- Chair exercises (leg lifts, foot circles and arm movements)
Blood Pressure Can Increase with:
High salt intake, increased stress, lack of exercise, fatty food intake, smoking, caffeine, high sugar intake, excessive fried foods and more than one alcoholic drink per day.
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