You must not be very strange with the word hypertension. Well, hypertension disease is a condition in which the blood pressure exceeds its normal limit (120/80 mmHg). Hypertension usually comes without any symptom, but when the blood pressure is already too high, some symptoms like headache, fatigue and chest pain can be felt by the sufferer.
Then, how to do to lower blood pressure? One of the ways to do is lessening our consumption of salt. Salt which is consisted of sodium and chloride is able to increase our blood pressure. As a consequence, lessen our consumption of salt is crucial in our attempt to lowering the blood pressure.
Since the symptoms of hypertension hardly ever appear, it is important for you to check your blood pressure regularly and then apply healthy lifestyle as preventive measure. Someone who suffers hypertension can also do some of these tips to lower their blood pressure.
First, it is important for you to choose low sodium or low salt product. When you want to buy any food in packaging, you will be better to see the label on its package whether it is low sodium or not. Second, you should lessen your processed food consumption. Rather than eating instant food like sausage or nugget, it will be better for you to eat fresh food like fish, meat, chicken and others.
Next, you need to lessen the use of salt in cooking. If you think that a meal without salt is not delicious, you must be wrong. As long as you are capable in using the seasoning, you will be able to get such delicious food without any salt. In this case, you can also use low salt sauce. The last, you should add your portion in eating fruits and vegetables since they can help you controlling your blood pressure.