In the world today, if something doesn’t directly impact us, it’s hard to give it much thought. One of the conditions we often forget about is high blood pressure. However, it’s a big problem that effects more and more of us each year. In fact, one in every three Americans has high blood pressure – that’s about 65 million people. Many of these people don’t even realize they have high blood pressure, allowing the disease to cause damage and spiral out of control. Don’t let high blood pressure get the best of you, protect you and your loved ones from the effects of high blood pressure and see the Men’s Vitality Center today.

 What is high blood pressure?

Blood pumping through your veins and circulatory system is under pressure much like the oil pumping through your car engine and hoses. Just like too much oil pressure can do some serious damage to your engine, high blood pressure can lead to a wide range of health problems, ranging from issues with your heart and kidney, to eye complications that can lead to blindness.

What causes high blood pressure?

Diet is one of the main factors when it comes to high blood pressure. Factors such as not enough potassium or too much salt and alcohol all play a big role. Too much stress and too little physical activity, as well as genetics, are also factors. High blood pressure certainly seems to run in families. In some cases, high blood pressure can be caused by medications or underlying illnesses. It’s your responsibility to make sure you educate yourself and receive proper high blood pressure treatment.

Despite the seemingly gloomy statistics, high blood pressure is not inevitable. There’s plenty you can do with and without the help of a medical professional to prevent, treat, and delay the condition.

Consider your diet. As one of the leading contributors to high blood pressure, your diet can play a big role in helping to prevent, slow down, and treat the condition. A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low-fat or non-dairy products is a great place to start. Reducing salt intake is also important.  You can often see results within 2 weeks when following this diet. 

Be more active. Along with a smarter diet, exercise can help prevent and slow down high blood pressure. The more active you are, the less risk you have of developing hypertension.

Get rid of your bad habits. We’re sure that your friends and family would appreciate you drinking less and quitting smoking. Men who drink should have no more than 2 drinks a day.

Here at the Men’s Vitality Center, we focus on men’s health. As one of the leading men’s health centers, we can help you with everything from weight loss to erectile dysfunction and everything in between. Call us today for help!