The Dangers Of High Blood Pressure…symptoms and treatments.

High Blood pressure is often called the silent killer. Symptoms are often not obvious. Exercising and changing your diet are the first ways of starting to reduce your blood pressure.

The Dangers Of High Blood Pressure……symptoms and management.

High blood pressure is a condition in a person when the pressure  of the blood within your blood vessels is higher than normal.. There are several causes of this condition.The symptoms of high blood pressure may not be physically noticeable unless a person goes for a check up to their Doctor. High blood pressure is also known as the silent killer because of the subtlety of its symptoms.It often takes years for this condition to become obvious.



Possible Symptoms Of High Blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which a person’s heart rate is elevated compared to the normal blood pressure range of most people. This condition can be fatal in many people especially those who are not aware that they have this condition. The symptoms of high blood pressure are usually very vague and non specific.This is why the condition is often overlooked if the person does not have any idea that they might have high blood pressure.


Non Specific Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure


One of the vague possible symptoms of high blood pressure is a headache.Although there is little evidence that these are the specific symptoms of high blood pressure many people with high blood pressure often report these symptoms are especially when their heart rate accelerates. Being dizzy is also another of the more subtle symptoms of high blood pressure. Accompanying the dizziness is a feeling of nausea that does not happen often to the person who may have high blood pressure.

Yet another of the subtle or non specific types of symptoms of high blood pressure is blurry vision. This symptom is the one that may cause a person to panic since it is not actually a common thing to have. Some of these symptoms may prompt a person to see their doctor or have a check up.


Implications Of High Blood Pressure

There are several things that are affected by having high blood pressure. One of the first things affected by having this condition is the size of a person’s heart. Since high blood pressure means that the heart is working harder to pump the blood around the body it  tends to grow bigger than normal size. While it may seem ideal to have a larger heart, it also means that the tissues are expanded beyond what they are capable of. Eventually, the heart will wear out faster than a normal sized heart. This is due to the double effort it makes to meet the demands of the body of a person with high blood pressure.   

The arteries and other blood vessels may also suffer as a result of the high pressure. This condition speeds up the hardening of the arteries due to over exertion to bring the blood to the various parts of the body. Hardened arteries will be unable to keep up a steady flow of blood to vital organs which can lead to a stroke, heart attack and kidney failure among other things. People with high blood pressure run a high risk of dying from a stroke much more than those with normal blood pressure.


Treatment and Management of blood pressure.

Treating high blood pressure is very important and needs some lifestyle changes and may need the aid of medications. Limiting or eliminating fatty and greasy foods in one’s daily diet is one thing that needs to be done since these contribute to deposits in the arteries which make them narrower. Reducing sugar intake has been proven to reduce blood pressure significantly.

Stopping smoking can also help to control high blood pressure as well as the reduction of alcohol consumption.

Avoiding warm or hot places is also helpful for those with high blood pressure since extreme heat can accelerate the heart rate In its efforts to cool the body down. Staying too long in a hot tub or a heated pool can  be very dangerous for a person with high blood pressure.

Regular exercise has been proven to reduce blood pressure. At the very least a brisk 30min walk every day will soon start to help bring your blood pressure down.



It is best to have a yearly check of your physical health including your blood pressure.

In between visits to your Doctor it is a good idea to invest in your own blood pressure monitor so you keep a close check on your blood pressure yourself.

Lower Back Pain

The Problems Of Lower Back Pain

If you have ever woken up with sudden back pain, or made a twist  that left you practically immobile and in agony for hours you know how this situation can basically bring life to a sudden halt. Back pain is one of the most common health problems and accounts for many of the work absences in recent years.

Many people will lose hours of work, and for some people, the problems can seen impossible to overcome. Even though it might seem bleak for some, there are a few things that you can do to help reduce the chances of your sustaining certain types of injuries. There are also a few different types of exercise and therapy that you can try. If you keep reading this article, you’ll find a few tips for managing lower back pain and also greatly reducing the pain.

How Pain in the Lower Back Affects Your Mobility

Your lower back and its health can impact your mobility in ways that you’ll never think of until you experience it. This is because that part of your back supports a large portion of your weight, and it’s full of complex organs and tissues.

A sensitive part of your nervous system also resides in your back. Your spine is like a fibrous highway that is constantly sending information up and down the line. Any damages to that area can be life-changing. Being able to properly bend and twist is extremely important, and you might have to train yourself you be more careful than you are used to being in certain situations.

Your spine is constantly relaying information to different parts of your body

1. Symptoms

Although some things about back pain tend to be self-explanatory, it’s always a good idea to think about further specifics to help narrow down the amount of things that could be causing the pain. The following are specific symptoms to consider.

● You have muscle soreness

● You have sudden shooting pains

● You have pain that spreads to your legs

● You have pain that gets worse when you’re doing any kind of activity

● You have pain that goes away when you lean back

If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, then the following information most likely applies to you.

2. Causes

Back pain can be caused by a variety of things, but the most common factors will be discussed here. In most cases a doctor will have the ability to find out where the site of the injury might be, and ask you questions to determine what the original cause might have been. A few of the causes might be:

You pulled a muscle or ligament.If you make sudden movements that aren’t balanced, or you are repeating certain movements, you could be exposing yourself to the possibility of injury. Being out of shape can make these kinds of injures more difficult to heal from because of the constant strain that is being placed on your fragile spinal tissues. A wrong move can send extremely unpleasant sensations tearing through your body.

Your vertebrae or the soft tissues between them are damaged. As people get older, the soft tissues often referred to as disks can become damaged. When this happens, the weight of you upper body can press down onto the bones and cause them to grind into each other. Obviously, that’s something that would be extremely painful, so it’s important to get that looked at immediately.

Arthritis. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of back pain. When it sets into the back, it can shrink some of the pathways that are needed for a healthy functioning back.

Skeletal malformations. There are various types of growth issues that can affect your spine. Is you develop a curvature to your spine, it can easily cause pain that disrupts your life.

Osteoporosis. This can cause your spine to develop tiny breaks and hairline fractures that can cause you pain.

3. Diagnosis

Whether or not you have figured out exactly where your back pain is coming from, it is important to get proper diagnosis from a doctor. This can help to rule out other potential causes, and start working on managing the pain. They will have a few methods that allow them to make determinations about where you are injured as well. A few of them are:  

X-ray. This method has always been a good one for these types of injuries because it can allow the doctor to see your skeletal structure and if there is damage that has taken place recently. This can also help them to find issues that you might not have been aware of yet.

Doctors can view your spine with x rays and other scans.

MRI Scans. An MRI can help to create an image of what’s going on inside your body and are more detailed than x-rays. They can even look at nerve endings and blood vessels to see if the issues are related to those tiny parts of your body.

Electromyography (EMG). EMG measures the electrical signals created by your nerves and can keep track of how your muscles are being affected. These kinds of tests are important for catching different types of damage that are caused by nerve issues. They can also reveal when your disks have been compressed.

Treatments for lower back pain

Just because you are experiencing pain doesn’t mean that you have to live with it. There are a number of ways that you can get some relief, and in some cases it might be completely necessary for healing. You doctor may help you find a treatment that helps your lower back pain and some of the things he may suggest are as follows…


Narcotics. Drugs that are relatively powerful might be useful for a short time. If you are prescribed Opioids, then it will be overseen by a medical professional due to the addictive nature of the medication.

Over-the-counter pain relief. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like as ibuprofen are some of the most common ways that people use to deal with pain of this type. Although it has less danger associated with it than narcotics, taking too many of them can seriously affect your health. Be sure to keep the doses to their approved amounts.

Topical pain relievers. Creams that limit pain are the second most popular method of reducing back pain. These are used by rubbing directly onto the site of the pain.

Natural Remedies

Improve Your Posture

Poor posture is one of the leading causes of back pain as well. If you sit incorrectly for long periods of time, you can strain the muscles that are connected to your spine. If you’re not balanced on both sides properly and you get up too fast, there is a high risk of something being pulled. Sit upright when you’re reading or doing any kind of focused activity.

Core Exercise

One of the most criminally overlooked parts of back health is core exercise. When you have a strong core, your muscles wrap and protect things. They also help to keep your organs and tissues in place so they are less able to be shocked, crushed or pinched in between bones.  

Get a Massage

Massage is an ancient art that helps to improve your muscle and circulatory health. Studies have shown that even one massage per week can greatly reduce pain in your body. You can even find people who are specially trained to correct spinal malformations through manipulation. Many patients have reported increased mobility after spinal manipulation sessions.

A Massage can reduce back pain..

Get Better Sleep

Sleep is an important part of your back health as well. It takes time to find a proper sleep position that will work for you, but lying on your side is one of the best ways to sleep. Be aware of where the pressure is located when you get in bed, and be sure to correct anything that is causing it.

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have a type of lower back pain called Sciatica find out below how you can get rid of this pain and start to live your life pain free again.

How to get rid of your Sciatica pain quickly.

Keeping Up The Motivation To Exercise

Keeping up the Motivation to exercise.

The hardest part of exercise is not lifting weights or running. It’s finding the will to do it in the first place. Plenty of people find themselves slipping away from their exercise routine because they have trouble keeping up the motivation. If you want to be able to stick to an exercise habit, these tips will help you to keep at it.

Do What You Like

The beauty of exercise is that it covers so many activities. Some people might get exercise by running laps. Others might get it by lifting weights or shooting hoops. If there’s a way you can work your body in a way that benefits you, that’s all you need. Work on developing motivation by starting off with activities you already get enjoyment out of. For more difficult tasks, try to see how you can make them more enjoyable. 

Make It a Habit

The easiest way to turn an activity into a habit is to do it every day. It’s one thing to promise to yourself that you’ll exercise every day, but you have to take measures to make sure you can stick to it. Bring your gym clothes with you to work so that you can easily change into them. Fight back against any urge to skip out on exercising when you don’t have any reason not to go. The more you can stick to your exercise, the easier it will be to make it into a habit. 

Get an Exercise Buddy

Some people enjoy exercising by themselves. They like how the solitude lets them clear their mind and focus on their exercise. However, if you’re particularly social, you may have a better time exercising with a partner. You can enjoy their company and work to keep motivating one another. If you’re having trouble with a certain exercise, a partner can show you how to make it easier on you or give you the encouragement needed to pull through it.

Find Joy in It

Exercise shouldn’t be viewed as something you have to do. The idea of viewing anything that does our minds so much good as a punishment is absurd. Learn to develop a positive relationship with exercise by thinking of it as something you “get” to do. To have the ability and time to enjoy exercise is something that should never be taken for granted. To keep your motivation up, learn to smile at the sound of the word “exercise” and any similar terminology.

Track Your Progress

Exercise can get frustrating when it feels like you’re not making any progress. However, every workout you complete is another step forward. In order to make your progress feel more apparent, you need to keep a log. At the end of a workout, write down what you were able to get done or use a wrist fitness tracker. Even if your accomplishment is being able to run a bit further than you could the day before, it’s still a sign of progress.

So many have trouble with exercise motivation because they see the negatives of exercise far more than the positives. If you want to find the motivation to exercise, you need to have an upbeat perspective on it. Only then can you make exercise into something that you actively crave and want to keep doing every day.