Blood pressure refers to the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of your blood vessels. Typical values for a healthy adult human are approximately 120/80.

Large variations in blood pressure levels can be dangerous, so it always helps to keep your pressure under control. This can be done through regular check-ups, medicines, life style changes and relaxation techniques. Here are some basic steps that may be followed:

 

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Follow a healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods.
  • Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation.
  • Be physically active.
  • Quit smoking.

 

Low Blood Pressure

  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Cool down after exercising. Stopping in the middle of an exercise routine can drop blood pressure.
  • Drink healthy juice or any non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Increase salt intake.
  • Take a walk after having a meal. This helps in bringing the blood pressure level to normal.
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