Have you ever been told you have hypertension? Hypertension is classified as high blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured as the force of which blood pushes against your artery walls. Stage 1 hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mmHg. Stage 2 hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg.
The top number of your blood pressure is your systolic blood pressure, and it is the amount of pressure in your arteries when the heart squeezes your blood through. The bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure,which is the pressure of the blood flow in your arteries when your heart is resting between beats. Leaving your hypertension out of control can lead to many problems, including heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and more.
What Can You Do At Home?
There are modifiable and non-modifiable risks for hypertension. Non-modifiable risks for hypertension include factors such as genetics. However, there are several modifiable risk factors that you can do at home to help reduce and manage your blood pressure levels. Your primary care doctor may prescribe you medication for your hypertension. Still, there are ways to help decrease your blood pressure by yourself at home.
Being overweight is a common cause contributing to hypertension. Losing weight is the most effective self-care action that you can take to lower your blood pressure level. Weight loss can help reduce your blood pressure levels by one mmHg for every one kg of weight lost.
Regular exercise can help reduce your blood pressure levels. As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can decrease your blood pressure by 5 to 8 mmHg after time. Activities may include walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and more. It is essential to be consistent about your exercise to keep your blood pressure reduced to a normal level.
Eating a heart-healthy diet can decrease your blood pressure up to 11 mmHg. Eating a diet low in salt, saturated fat, and cholesterol is apart of a Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The DASH diet includes eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Reducing your sodium intake to no more than 1,500 mg a day can decrease your blood pressure levels by another five mmHg.
Caffeine increases your blood pressure by constricting the vessels in your body. After drinking beverages with caffeine, your blood pressure can increase by up to 10 mmHg after only 30 minutes. Some people may be more sensitive to caffeine than others and it is suggested to check your blood pressure levels before and after drinking.
Only 20 minutes after smoking a cigarette, the body starts to normalize its blood pressure and heart rate. Smoking tobacco increases blood pressure levels by narrowing your arteries and making their walls harder. Over time the hardening of your vessels can lead to damage causing severe heart health problems.
BLUEKIEE™ Hypertension Laser Therapy Watch uses state-of-the-art technology laser acupoint treatment to reduce your blood pressure. It is as simple as wearing a watch and turning it on. The laser from the watch radiates on the radial and ulnar arteries and in the nose, stimulating and cleaning the blood, decreasing hypertension. The BLUEKIEE™ Hypertension Laser Therapy Watch helps normalize blood circulation, lowers blood sugar and blood lipids, conditions your blood gas levels, and more.
There are several modifiable risk factors for hypertension and lifestyle changes to reduce your blood pressure levels. The BLUEKIEE™ Hypertension Laser Therapy Watch can be used in conjunction with all of them to lower your blood pressure levels. Studies have shown that laser acupoint treatment can significantly decrease blood pressure using only 8 minutes twice a week (1).
1.-Zhang, J., Marquina, N., Oxinos, G., Sau, A., & Ng, D. (2008). Effect of laser acupoint treatment on blood pressure and body weight-a pilot study. Journal of chiropractic medicine, 7(4), 134–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcm.2008.07.002