Hypertension Support (High Blood Pressure)

Risk factors of hypertension:

  • Stressors related to low socioeconomic status
  • Family history of hypertension
  • Alcohol abuse
  • High sodium intake in susceptible individuals
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excess weight
  • Mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety; repressed anger may also contribute; depression and anxiety may have direct physiologic impact on blood vessels, or they may lead to unhealthy behaviours such as alcohol/substance abuse and poor weight management

Diet rich in fruits and vegetables to reduce blood pressure

Minimum of 5 vegetables and 2 fruits daily.

Observational studies consistently show vegetarian diets to be associated with lower BP even after controlling for other factors.

Lifestyle support to reduce blood pressure

  • Weight loss if overweight.
  • Alcohol intake limited to no more than 1 oz (30 mL) of ethanol per day for men and 0.5 oz for women and lighter weight individuals.
  • Aerobic physical activity (30 to 40 minutes most days per week).
  • Sodium intake restricted to less than 100 mmol/day (2.4 g of sodium or 6 g of NaCl).
  • Smoking cessation and reduction of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol for overall cardiovascular health.

Have a chat to our naturopath & yoga teacher Kim to see how natural medicine can prevent and reduce your blood pressure.

Group and private yoga classes are also available in person and via zoom at Embrace Life – call our team to book your place on 3491 6533.

Tuesday 6pm

Thursday 6pm

Saturday 8am

Source: https://www.imgateway.net/page.jsp?profRef=ProfConditions_Hypertensionpc#NutritionDiet