Tape Your Mouth to Lower Blood Pressure
Lots of people these days have hypertension – high blood pressure, but many don’t realise that they have it because it has no symptoms or warning signs. Hence the reason why it is good to visit your doctor or pharmacy at least once a year and have it checked.
White coat. Of course there are lots of us (myself included) who get ‘white coat syndrome’. You panic as you sit in the waiting room fearing the worst and in a panic your blood-pressure rises and gives a false result. When I have mine checked I tap as I sit waiting (see Gary Craig – under) and this helps hugely. I also look at the wall and not at the doctor as he does the test. In this way I stay calm. Yet this is silly as lots of us can keep our blood pressure in a healthy range simply by making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, increasing activity, and eating more healthfully. When it is accompanied by abnormal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the potential for damage to your arteries, kidneys, and heart rises. So as I do, ask your doctor once a year to do a blood test to see that your cholesterol level, liver and kidney functions are all good. Read more >