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Determine Your Blood Pressure for Yourself

By Tom Herrin

Everything people do does not have to be left up to others.  Some health issues can be devastating while others may be managed well.  With blood pressure issues, some people may have problem that require medication, but many have other issues that are a result of poor lifestyle choices.  In these cases, most of the time, they can make some changes that will help them to manage their blood pressure effectively.  And those changes, or adjustments, they need to make may not be all that major.  A little commitment on their part may save them from having to spend a lifetime on medication.  It is worth a little effort to try.

Try Reducing Sodium in the Diet

Many people take in far too much sodium.  It may not be their fault, or even a conscious choice, because lots of foods have high amounts.  Fast foods often have them.  Asking for something such as no salt on fries can be a good start.  There will still be some on them but not nearly as much.  Another thing that may have a high salt content is ready-to-eat meals.  They are often filled with salt or sodium.  For those who are sensitive to it, cutting some of this may make a noticeable difference in blood pressure in only a few days.

Avoid Making All Decisions Personally

Many people are micromanagers and never actually realize it.  Having to make every decision personally can be a bad practice.  It means that nothing is done without their stamp of approval.  Others are usually quite capable of making good decisions if given the chance and what is expected with the decision.  People may find themselves resting much easier once they are able to pass along some of this responsibility.  They may find that their blood pressure will respond accordingly.

It May Be Trial and Error

We all have to learn how to deal with our own issues.  The first place to start is to have a blood pressure monitor at home so that we can be aware of what our numbers are.  Checking at various times and conditions.  This will give us a good perspective.  Our numbers change under different circumstances and won't be the same all of the time.  Knowing where we are may help us to know just how we need to adjust.  Educating ourselves is a big part of having success.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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