on Nov 24, 2017 11:19

Regularly measuring your blood pressure - a practice beneficial to all

Why take your blood pressure

Hypertension affects 20% of the population. According to forecasts, this is expected to reach 50% by 2025. Generally, this vascular disorder mainly affects elderly people. Nevertheless, nobody is safe from it, whatever their age. Of course, our modern lifestyles expose us to numerous stressful situations that our bodies deal with naturally. How do you know if you have hypertension? What can you do to prevent and/or monitor hypertension? Here is our answer.

What is high blood pressure?

Having high blood pressure means that the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries is abnormally high.
Numerous factors are responsible for the development of hypertension. Age, weight gain, eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and alcohol intake as well as emotions and stress are elements to take into account when assessing if you have a risk profile.

It is best to prevent high blood pressure...

This is because the appearance of hypertension is very often a surprise, as the disorder develops silently and no particular symptom is evident at the onset. That is why it is recommended that you check your blood pressure regularly and as soon as possible, especially if:

  • you have a parent with hypertension
  • you have a high cholesterol level
  • you have put on weight
  • you are pregnant

How do you check your blood pressure?

Whether you are ill or not, you can see that keeping an eye on your blood pressure is more than beneficial as it is an unfailing indicator of your health. Furthermore, there is no excuse - taking your blood pressure is child’s play.
Firstly, you can consult your doctor or pharmacy, or you can do it at home with your own blood pressure monitor.

Why use a blood pressure monitor at home to check your blood pressure?

Monitoring your blood pressure at home enables you to take your blood pressure at your convenience, while guaranteeing quality, accuracy and reliability. Your monitoring can be done every day, morning and evening, in optimal conditions. The result is accurate and not affected by “white coat hypertension”, which can lead to an erroneous diagnosis.

To prevent or reduce excessive blood pressure, you just need to do a few things.

It’s no secret, a healthy lifestyle is clearly the key to guarantee good health and stable blood pressure. For example:

  • take part in regular physical activity (walking, swimming, etc.)
  • limit your consumption of meat due to its increased sodium content
  • make the most of the few rays of sun that are left...

Additionally, numerous natural ingredients that are high in potassium, magnesium and calcium (the three minerals that protect the cardiovascular system) can make a difference:

  • artichokes
  • broccoli
  • garlic
  • sweet potatoes
  • yoghurt
  • whole almonds
  • cocoa
  • turmeric
  • bananas
  • tomatoes

In short, relax, adopt a healthy lifestyle, fill your plate with certain ingredients and take a look at our range of blood pressure monitors to prevent or reduce any effects of hypertension.