Simple ways you can reverse prehypertension
Having prehypertension means that you have blood pressure readings that are not high enough for you to be diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure, but are also not in the healthy category. According to the American Heart Association, a normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 or lower. Those with prehypertension have blood pressure ranges between 120 and 139 systolic and between 80 and 89 diastolic. You may be surprised to be told you fall into this category because both prehypertension as well as full blown hypertension are often accompanied with little or no symptoms.
Since high blood pressure can be deadly, regular monitoring and early detection are key. If your levels have begun to creep up, you don’t have to simply accept your fate. With time and effort, there are ways to reverse prehypertension.
Change your range
Although there are genetic factors that contribute to prehypertension, the condition has also been linked with an unhealthy diet, obesity, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise and certain other medical problems. Some of the ways to reduce your blood pressure include quitting smoking and instituting healthy lifestyle changes.
In order to reverse prehypertension, consider cutting down on the number of alcoholic drinks you consume to one or less per day, eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, and instituting a regular exercise regimen.
Track your blood pressure
One of the most important factors in maintaining good health is early detection — finding little problems before they become big ones. Since blood pressure is such a good indicator of the health of your heart and cardiovascular system as a whole, regular monitoring is absolutely key. If you’re like most people, though, your visit the doctor once or twice a year and by then, it may be too late.
Whether you’ve been told your blood pressure is too high or you want to prevent the chance of that ever happening, Ivy Health Lab’s smart armband blood pressure monitor is an excellent tool. Wireless and convenient, the smart armband can be used from the comfort of your home. All readings are then recorded and compiled in the cloud, allowing you the ability to view and share this valuable data with your doctor.