High Blood Pressure

What Is Hypertension?

High blood pressure (HBP) or Hypertension is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.

"Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
Knowing your blood pressure numbers is important, even when you're feeling fine. If your blood pressure is normal, you can work with your health care team to keep it that way. If your blood pressure is too high, treatment may help prevent damage to your body's organs.

Blood Pressure Numbers

Blood pressure is measured as systolic (sis-TOL-ik) and diastolic (di-a-STOL-ik) pressures. "Systolic" refers to blood pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. "Diastolic" refers to blood pressure when the heart is at rest between beats.

You most often will see blood pressure numbers written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic number, such as 120/80 mmHg. (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury—the units used to measure blood pressure.)

The table below shows normal blood pressure numbers for adults. It also shows which numbers put you at greater risk for health problems.

Prevention of high blood pressure

Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure. Eliminating salt, reducing stress and eating a balanced diet will be a great help in keeping blood pressure correct. Simple tips like eating a handful of blueberries every couple of days or drinking half a glass of beetroot juice will go a long way to regulating your blood pressure.

People who have HBP can take steps to control it and reduce their risk of related health problems. Key steps include following a healthy lifestyle, having ongoing medical care, and following your treatment plan.

Nutrition for Hypertension

 

There are many vitamins and herbs that may help with hypertension. A small selection can be found below.

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Biocare Beetroot Extract

Beetroot is renowned for helping regulating blood pressure and oxigenating the blood.Benefits: ..

€15.75

Biocare Celery Seed

Celery seed provides a strong source of the popular celery seed extract. This formula contains 500mg..

€12.95

Biocare Mixed Ascorbates

Low acidity Vitamin C Mixed Ascorbates with natural fruit extracts.Benefits: Provides a low-a..

€30.25

Biocare Sterolvite

Sterolvite® contains beta sitosterol, L. plantarum, vitamins B12 and B6, folic acid and trimethylgly..

€30.50

Chia Bia - Blueberry Mix

This natural Blueberry & Chia mix gives you added antioxidants along with the goodness of chia. ..

€9.99

Chia Bia - Milled Seed

Milled Seed is the Whole Seed ground up, nothing added, just pure Chia with a different texture...

€9.99

Comvita Olive Leaf Complex Caps

Comvita Olive Leaf Extract Capsules contain Olive Leaf Extract made from fresh olive leaves, grown ..

€26.95

Higher Nature Immune +

This high potency, immune supporting combination provides 1000mg Vitamin C (in two tablets), with Bl..

€6.35

Higher Nature Red Sterol Complex

Red Sterol Complex provides Red Yeast Rice, Plant Sterols and Cinnamon bark. Red Yeast Rice has been..

€9.70

MAG365 - BF New

MAG365 - BF

MAG365 BF Magnesium supplement with D3, K2, Zinc and more. Unflavoured MAG365 BF is formulated to..

€19.95

MAG365 - Unflavoured New

MAG365 - Unflavoured

Mag365 provides high quality ionic magnesium citrate in powder form which ensures optimal assimila..

€14.95

NHP Vitamin C Support 1000mg

NHP Vitamin C Support is easily assimilated by the body and allows for maximum absorption and ef..

€15.95

Patrick Holford Brain Food Pack SOLD OUT

Patrick Holford Brain Food Pack

Is designed to help with mental and physical support with optimum levels of vitamins, mine..

€51.95

Patrick Holford Immune C

This is a great all round immune booster. Its high potency formula contains vitamin C, black Eld..

€7.95

Pukka Clean Greens

Using Clean Greens daily can help improve your digestion system, support healthy skin appearance and..

€29.40

Quest Kyolic Garlic 1000

Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-fungal properties, but also has anti-bacterial and anti-vi..

€15.65

Quest Kyolic Garlic 1000

 Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-fungal properties, but also has anti-bacterial a..

€28.65

Sona Garlic

Garlic appears to have roughly 1% the strength of penicillin against certain types of bacter..

€4.95

Terra Nova Omega 3 6 7 9 Oil Blend

A varied blend of organic seed oils gives this supplement a huge array of good fats that helps maint..

€19.05

Terra Nova Reishi (Fresh Freeze Dried) 500mg

100% fresh freeze dried reishi mushroom in capsules. Reishi contains hundreds of biologically ac..

€12.00

Vogel Hawthorn-Garlic SOLD OUT

Vogel Hawthorn-Garlic

Alfred Vogel prized both Hawthorn and Garlic highly and wrote extensively about both herbs. Gar..

€19.45

Eskimo Brain 369 with Co Q10

Eskimo Brain 3.6.9 is one of the best supplements that combines the unique stable fish oil, Eskimo-..

€29.99

Eskimo Brain 369 with CoQ10

Every day stress, work stress, exam stress, low immune system are our today's world “companions”. ..

€29.99

Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend

100% natural & freshUdo's Choice (Udo's Oil) delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3 to o..

€21.99

RAW Organic Black Chia Seeds

Omega-rich raw,organic, living seeds.Benefits:Chia seeds are very high in essential fats, ..

€10.99