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Saturday, January 3, 2015

The best blood pressure monitors of 2015

Finding the best blood pressure monitors of 2015 is not an easy job, and you can end up looking infinitely and never finding the best product that you need. Before getting to the actual list, I want to share a short story. The other day, my grandma came into my room and she asked me "How do I find the best blood pressure monitor?" She thought that just browsing the Internet was enough, that things will just pop up in your window when you enter the words "The best blood pressure monitors of 2015". Obviously, that was a misconception, and I had to explain to her that you need previous knowledge on the matter before even attempting to compile a list with these monitors. The blood pressure monitor is an important device for those who are suffering for various cardiac disorders and for those who wish to keep their heart pressure in check.

A blood pressure monitor that's used at the right time can prevent dreadful diseases like hypertension. The question "Which is the best blood pressure" could have multiple answers, according to its features and specifications. There are two types of blood pressure monitors: automatic and electronic. If you are not really qualified to use a standard medical blood pressure, I strongly advise you to go for the digital one. Of course, the conventional blood pressure monitors are more reliable, but if you're not really trained to use them, you may get hasty results. Also, there are two types of blood pressure monitors: the ones that are placed on the wrist and the one that are placed on the arm. As you may know by know, the ones placed on the wrist are not necessarily the best, and if you want the exact pressure you should go for the ones placed on the arm. Quality standards are also important, and if you are planning to get a good blood pressure monitor, you should at least check to see if it comes with the proper manuals, warranty and quality certificates. Don't get yourself blinded by the price and take your time to look for the best option in your price range. Some blood pressure monitors can also detect cardiac arrhythmias, and if you are interested about this particular factor, you should also look for this feature in the feature list. Let's begin the list:
Healthy Line SHL-888GA blood pressure monitor
Healthy Line SHL-888GA blood pressure monitor
This is an automatic/digital blood pressure monitor that comes with all the basic functions. The internal memory will store up to 60 entries.
Joycare de Brat blood pressure monitor
Joycare de Brat blood pressure monitor
As you may have guessed by know, this device features an OMS scale, it can detect cardiac arrhythmia and it has an easy-to-read LCD display that can be used by anyone, even by older people that are not necessarily found of technology.
Beurer BM35 blood pressure monitor
Beurer BM35 blood pressure monitor This device has an adaptive sensor that is place on your arm (and not on the wrist). Just like the conventional monitors, it will blow once you push a button. Besides the usual feature, it also has a special function that allows you to monitor the history, it has cardiac arrhythmia detection function and it has great reviews on most websites.

There are many such devices on the market, and compiling a list based on multiple reviews with the best of them will take endless time for me to write and probably endless time for you to read. All you have to know at this point is that these are the best I've encountered so far, they can be found in most online stores at affordable prices and you don't have to be a medic in order to use them. If you have any questions or problems regarding the list, don't be afraid to ask. I will try to answer as soon as possible. Which one is your favorite of these three?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lowering Blood Pressure Diet

Diet for high blood pressure:

# Eat more vegetables and fruits. In general, vegetarians have lower blood pressure and a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians generally consume the same amount of sodium but vegetarians consume more potassium, slow-release carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. Non-vegetarians consume more carbohydrate that absorbs very quickly and saturated fat negatively influencing blood pressure.

# Eat more whole grains. A diet rich in fiber helps lower cholesterol levels which may help in lowering high blood pressure.

# Eat more broccoli and more citrus. Clinical studies have shown that increased intake of vitamin C leads to lower blood pressure.

# Do not avoid the onion and garlic! On the contrary. They contain a certain amount of sulfur which greatly help in case of hypertension. and garlic supplements are helpful.

# Avoid saturated fats found in margarine and largely in highly processed food industry. These fats lead to heart disease, stroke or cancer.

# Eat eggs, milk lower in fat, fish and lean meats. Limit consumption of red meat and processed meat or fat chopped up to two servings per week.

# Avoid foods like fast food: key ingredients like sugar, refined carbohydrates and saturated fats raise cholesterol levels in blood leading to high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes risk.

# Eat plenty of foods containing essential fat acids such as Omega 3. American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon) at least 2 times a week. Research in this field indicates that Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent risk factors associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

# Eat up to 4 celery daily. Been experimentally proved that a compound found in celery (3-n-butyl phthalide) led to the decreasing tendency of blood pressure. In animals, a very small amount of 3-n-butyl phthalide lowered blood pressure by 12-14 percent and also lowered cholesterol levels by about 7 percent. Four pieces of celery is the equivalent dose in humans. Do not worry about the sodium content of celery. 4 stalks celery contains approximately 200-400 mg depending on size.

Lower Blood Pressure with BeeTroot

Treatment of hypertension with beetroot juice

Only 2 drinks per day (16.9 oz) of beetroot juice can help lower blood pressure significantly, according to a study of hypertension in American Heart Association. This study could have major implications for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Nitrates from sugar beet juice is transformed by bacteria into nitrite on the tongue and swallowed saliva, which in the acidic stomach environment, either make or re nitrogen oxide in the circulation as nitrite. Nitric oxide lowers blood pressure because it tells the endoteliumului (lining of blood vessels) to relax. The survey noted the beneficial effects of lowering blood pressure went up to 24 hours

Researchers at St. Bartholomew, London, recruited more healthy volunteers. Some of them were asked to drink a pint of water, others were asked to drink a pint each of red beet juice. One hour after the experiment, study participants who drank beetroot juice showed a significant decrease in blood pressure. Two hours and half of the experiment, systolic blood pressure of subjects who drank beet juice were 10 mm Hg lower than participants who drank the water. Three hours after the experiment, diastolic blood pressure of subjects who consumed juice was 8 mm Hg lower. At 24 hours after the experiment, systolic blood pressure of those who drank juice was still lower than that of participants who drank water with 4 mm Hg, while the diastolic differences were not recorded.


High Blood Pressure Prognostic

Prognosis and evolution of high blood pressure depends on the maximum and minimum values, and the early detection of hypertension. Experience shows that the on various medical examinations at least 20% of those examined do not know they have hypertension, even in high values. This obligation to control blood pressure at least once a year, even in the absence of any disturbances.

Specify a permanent hypertension is an important fact for the patient, except as secondary hypertension are only 10% of cases and some of them curable vast majority of cases (90%) are essential hypertension, though not certain why is a disease influenced and improved with hypotensive medication.

Untreated essential hypertension is known as a risk factor that favors localization and worsening of atherosclerosis, training cardiac complications (ischemic cardiomyopathy), stroke, stenosis of carotid or lower limbs (arthritis).It is reported that 50% of hypertensive heart disease patients and patients with myocardial infarction have been frequently known to have hypertension. Epidemiological studies show that 2% of hypertensive die of some sort of heart disease and 20% die of cases of hemorrhage or brain stroke.

Coexistence with other risk factors as smoking, obesity, fat metabolism disorders, atherosclerosis uricemia increased to accelerate the evolution of hypertension. One danger is increased pressure during evolution is very dangerous if the minimum exceeds 105-110 mmHg by echo that it has on the arteries. There is a form of malignant hypertension with high pressure over 120-130 mmHg minimum characterized by rapid evolution to heart complications, brain or kidney. It can sometimes complicate an essential hypertension. Fortunately, new antihypertensive medications have changed favorable evolution of malignant hypertension.

Of course after a specified hypertension and an appropriate therapy, hypertensive patients should regularly examine their blood pressure. Research of blood pressure is still dictated by the disease and antihypertensive medication knowledge efficiency. Lately patients measure their own blood pressure with blood pressure monitors.

Is blood pressure monitor beneficial for the patient? Of course, blood pressure auto measure provides advice on the effectiveness of some antihypertensive medications, and these checks patients become more aware and more responsible for their disease. It was found however that the figures found by the patient are always lower than those found by the doctor, or hypertension during continuous activity that is exposed to risks. Measuring your own blood pressure may be allowed with the recommendation, not to become obsessive or repetitive gesture like shaving in the morning. Measured values shuld be controlled by the physician.

High Blood Pressure Causes

In most cases (90%), hypertension can not be specified, so is called "essential hypertension" (hypertensive disease). For essential hypertension mechanisms have been proposed various hypotheses, one of the most recognized is "mosaic theory", in predisposing or determining factors as heredity, vascular factors, repeated emotional states, some adrenal disorders, high calorie diet, excessive intake of salt diet.

In 10% of hypertension cases are secondary cases caused by renal, endocrine, congenital abnormalities of the aorta or the loss of elasticity of the aorta, common in the elderly and in various brain disorders.

High Blood Pressure

Blood flow is due to a pressure difference between high pressure arterial system and low pressure venous system. For example in capillary venous, pressure is close to 0 mmHg. Pressure difference is created by the heart's pumping activity: from left ventricular heart contractions a certain amount of blood (beat flow) is sent in the aorta and large arteries, increasing the pressure in these vessels resulting maximum or systolic pressure.

During the rest of the heart (diastole) blood reaches the tissues by arterioles, which exhibit a resistance to flow: minimum or diastolic pressure results. Resistance to flow is due to the richness of the walls arteriolei muscle fibers, which can be in a state of contraction or expansion, "basic tone" of arterioles, neurovegetative system controlled by various metabolic substances, hormones.

Dilation and constriction of arterioles is determined by different physiological states, exercise, digestion. An increased activity due to increased sympathetic nervous system tone, various hormones (adrenaline, aldosterone), the nature of changes in renal or muscular tunic by fibroscleroza lead to higher minimum pressure.

In some circumstances, the maximum pressure increase preveals (in effort, emotions) in other circumstances an increase in maximum pressure is found even at rest only(eg the elderly), or only the minimum pressure or both. Increased blood pressure is considered maximum over 140 mmHg and minimum over 90 mmHg.

Of course, finding a high blood pressure is not necessarily an indicative of a permanent high blood pressure (hypertension), some growth may be transient due to a higher sensibility. The diagnosis of hypertension should be confirmed only if after 3-4 successive reconsideration.

Pure bio honey can be used to reduce cholesterol, which is a main factor of higher blood pressure. It is known that the cholesterol will lower by 7% after 15 days of using honey.