About 33% of the population has hypertension (high blood pressure) and yet, almost 75% of these people do NOT know they have high blood pressure. That’s because they “feel fine”… until that is, they have a stroke or heart attack.
High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because most people can’t feel the negative effects. Yet, as you’ll see in the below info-graphic, high pressure affects your entire body in a very negative way.
I’m very familiar with this topic because I have a family history of high blood pressure — including myself and my dad. So I know the importance of managing your blood pressure levels for a healthier heart, as well as your ENTIRE BODY!
Summary & Overview
Having high blood pressure makes your heart work harder, which over time makes your heart grow weaker because it gets “worn out” and tired!…
It’s like your car engine, always going at maximum speed, high RPM. It’ll break down sooner.
And the negative effects of a weaker heart can be felt throughout your entire body!
You Should Lower Your Blood Pressure If…
There are lots of reasons to improve your blood pressure. A primary one is simply for improved total health and longevity. However, below are my top 6 reasons
- you have a family history of hypertension
- you’re concerned about heart disease, heart attacks or strokes
- you’re over the age of 40 (68% of people over 40 have hypertension)
- you’re concerned about osteoporosis and want stronger bones
- you have low stamina, lower strength and get tired quickly
- you are overweight and need to lose unwanted body fat
Blood Pressure Medications Only Make Things Worse
Obviously you must lower your blood pressure if it’s elevated and it’s best to do it naturally… Because as I’m sure you already know, hypertension medications have a ton of negative side-effects such as1:
- lowered immune system
- feeling tired, weak, drowsy or lack of energy
- digestive problems (gas, bloat, diarrhea or constipation)
- lowered libido (men/women), vaginal dryness (women)
- weight gain
- anxiety, feeling nervous or sadness
- headaches, dizziness, brain fog
As you can see, even though hypertension drugs may improve your blood pressure readings, they cause a bunch of other negative side-effects.
The good news is you can lower your blood pressure naturally, the way I did for my dad and myself. You do NOT need medications or super restrictive diets.