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Average Blood Pressure Readings

Average blood pressure in English people was lower than in Belgians and Italians. When we consider that also smoking showed the same trend, we could argue that the more we go south, the higher the cardiovascular risk. Various studies link a high-fiber diet with a lower risk of heart disease. In a Harvard study of female health professionals, people who ate a high-fiber diet had a 40 percent lower risk of heart disease than those who ate a low-fiber diet. Children with lower triglycerides were evenly divided between those who scored below (13) or above (14) the 25th percentile on the charts for 45-year-olds.

Want to know more about Bood Pressure

Within a few minutes into the exercise the muscles surrounding the small blood vessels dilate , thereby allowing blood to flow more freely, resulting in lower blood pressure. Your breathing returns to normal after each session but the beneficial impact on your blood pressure accumulates. It will serve as a "wake-up call" to at-risk patients who previously may not have taken action to lower their risk. The hope is to trigger some effort on the part of individual. In most cases, this increase did not necessitate any action, and in the few cases (5% of patients) in which physicians decided to lower the patient’s blood pressure, they were able to do so with conventional blood pressure medicines. Moreover, even when a patient that had already been taking a blood pressure drug had an increase in blood pressure, it was completely manageable by increasing the dose of the anti-hypertension drug.

Individuals with high blood pressure are at greatest risk, and individuals with moderately high, high normal, and normal blood pressure are at steadily decreasing risk. The scientific evidence indicates that reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure and associated risks in many but not all hypertensive individuals. Overweight and high blood pressure are components of the insulin resistance syndrome, a combination of multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, the guidelines call for a comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular risk factors.
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