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How A Fibre-Rich Diet Helps In Managing High Blood Pressure?

How A Fibre-Rich Diet Helps In Managing High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a condition where your blood exerts more than usual pressure on the blood vessels while flowing through them. There are many factors that influence blood pressure – one of them being your diet.

Eating a diet rich in fibre may reduce blood pressure. Let’s look at why fibre is important for people with hypertension

When you eat a diet, which is high in fibre then your chances of having digestive issues also come down. This is because when fibre moves through your digestive system, it also eliminates other foods it comes in contact with.

Researchers found that consuming fibre in sufficient amounts may reduce high blood pressure. However, they could not figure out the exact reason for this.

Not just a reduction in blood pressure, fibre can also lower cholesterol, blood sugar and normalize bowel movements.

What is the recommended intake of fibre?

For those below 50 years of age:

Women: 25 gms per day

Men: 31-38 gms per day

For those over 50 years of age:

21 gms per day

In a study in the Journal of Hypertension, researchers looked at 25 studies where patients of hypertension were given a fibre rich diet. Their diets included good amounts of cereal, fruit, vegetables, and fibre supplements.

They observed that adding fibre to the diet can cause a significant reduction in blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic).

Some fibre rich snacks you can include in your diet –

  • Peanut butter with apple slices
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Whole grain toast
  • Oatmeal mixed with bananas, raisins and berries

Dear doctor, my blood remains 125/87, 133/85 and sometimes 127/86. Is this bp abnormal? Do I need any medicines for lower bp? Please advice. Thanks.

Dear doctor, my blood remains 125/87, 133/85 and sometimes 127/86. Is this bp abnormal? Do I need any medicines for l...
Our body depends on a normal blood pressure range to ensure all the body organs and tissues receive adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. Blood pressure is the measure of the force that the heart uses to pump blood around the body. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmhg) and is given by the doctor as two readings, systolic pressure diastolic pressure blood pressure normally increases throughout life, right from infancy to older adulthood. For most adults, regardless of their age, the normal bp range is considered to be 120/80 or less. For further detailed consultation, we can connect over a call or a video conferencing as per your convenience.
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Hi my name is karandeep singh and I am 25 years of old yesterday I check my bp it was 116/63 and pulse rate is 71. And earlier I am doing excessive exercise. Dr. Suggest me that can I do exercise or not.

Hi my name is karandeep singh and I am 25 years of old yesterday I check my bp it was 116/63 and pulse rate is 71. An...
Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure (hbp) medications are no exception. However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it's important to stay informed. There are few exercise that may help to control your bp, 30 minutes of a morning workout can help you to lower bp. We cam have a detailed discussion to address your issue.
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Doctor, can you please suggest a good quality company brand fully automatic digital blood pressure monitor for me. I am suffering from slight blood pressure. My doctor checked my blood pressure two times and the readings were 170/90 and 160/90. My age is 26. So can you please suggest a good quality company brand fully automatic digital blood pressure monitor for me.

Doctor, can you please suggest a good quality company brand fully automatic digital blood pressure monitor for me. I ...
Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure (hbp) medications are no exception. However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it's important to stay informed.
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My father take concor5 mg sovesec5 mg and zester5 mg medicine for blood pressure doctor recommended this medicine my father take this medicine 3 years regularly can my father continue this medicine or not does this is harmful.

My father take concor5 mg sovesec5 mg and zester5 mg medicine for blood pressure doctor recommended this medicine my ...
These medicines are assistant to control blood pressure and not curing it. Use water boiled with dalchini daily for 6 months. Also take prabhakar vati and gokshuradi guggul.
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My bp has gone down to 70/50 mm of hg. Why it has happened so? How to bring back my bp to normal.

My bp has gone down to 70/50 mm of hg. Why it has happened so? How to bring back my bp to normal.
Eat a diet higher in salt. Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids. Limit alcoholic beverages. Drink more fluids during hot weather and while sick with a viral illness, such as a cold or the flu. Have your doctor evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications to see if any of them are causing your symptoms. Get regular exercise to promote blood flow. Be careful when rising from lying down or sitting. To help improve circulation, pump your feet and ankles a few times before standing up. Then proceed slowly. When getting out of bed, sit upright on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before standing. Elevate the head of your bed at night by placing bricks or blocks under the head of bed. Avoid heavy lifting. Avoid straining while on the toilet. Avoid standing still in place for long periods of time. Avoid prolonged exposure to hot water, such as hot showers and spas. If you get dizzy, sit down. It may be helpful to keep a chair or stool in the shower in case you need to sit; to help prevent injury, use a nonslip chair or stool designed for use in showers and bath tubs. To avoid problems with low blood pressure and lessen episodes of dizziness after meals, try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Cut back on carbohydrates. Rest after eating. Avoid taking drugs to lower blood pressure before meals.
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Sir mere blood pressure ha 111/56. And pulse rate. 53.sayad low ha na sir/madam. Mah kasa apna pressure maintain karu. Pelase give me some advise on basis of food and my daily lifestyle.

Sir mere blood pressure ha 111/56. And pulse rate. 53.sayad low ha na sir/madam. Mah kasa apna pressure maintain karu...
In my opinion you don, it require any attention presently but I think your lifestyle is very sedentary. Keep yourself active and do cycling, running and exercise daily. No special food require presently but in common take a balanced diet avoid junk food and carbonated drinks.
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Today I have checked my blood pressure. 135 - 90. Is this normal. If not then what precautions I should take. From three days I have started sirsasana. Is there any harm for me.

Today I have checked my blood pressure.
135 - 90. Is this normal. If not then what precautions I should take. From th...
It is on the higher side of normal range. Take salt restricted diet. Do pranayama and exercise. Avoid undie tension.
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Blood Pressure - How To Check It Yourself?

Blood Pressure - How To Check It Yourself?

Measurement of the blood pressure is considered to be an important step in the diagnostic protocol since the flow of blood in the body determines one’s health. Higher the blood pressure, more the risk of health problems.

Now what exactly blood pressure is? It is the pressure exerted by blood on the walls of the blood vessels, specifically on the large arteries of the systemic circulation. The normal resting blood pressure of the human body is 120/80 mm Hg, where 120 is the systolic pressure and 80 is diastolic pressure, measured by the auscultatory method.

Usually, for measuring blood pressure, a physician is consulted. However, nowadays, blood pressure can be measured at home itself, thus removing the necessity of visiting a clinic for the same. There is a possibility of the patient being suffering from the ‘White Coat” hypertension, where blood pressure of the patient shoots up in the presence of the physician at the clinic. In such patients, it’s safer to suggest blood pressure measurement at home itself.

Certain factors like stress, smoking, heavy exercise, brisk walking, rapid movements, caffeine and certain medications can alter the pressure of blood. These factors should be avoided. There are two ways by which the blood pressure can be measured at home-

  1. Manual method using a sphygmomanometer
  2. Digital devices

A. Measurement of blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer

Steps:  

1- Sit comfortably at one place and open the kit.

2- Raise your arm to the heart level.

3- Wrap the cuff around your upper arm, preferably the left arm.

4- The cuff should be adjusted to snugly fit. It shouldn’t be too tight.

5- Place the diaphragm (head) of the stethoscope flat against the skin on the inside of your arm.

6- Tighten the valve of the rubber bulb and inflate the cuff.

7- Release the valve slowly and note down the first thumping sound. This is the systolic blood pressure.

8- After the thumping sounds subside, there is a small whooshing sound, following which no sound is audible. Note down this pressure on the gauge, it is termed as diastolic blood pressure.  

B. Digital devices

Steps:

1- Sit comfortably and relaxed with your back supported.

2- Support your arm on a tabletop at an even level with your heart.

3- Place the cuff on the left arm and keep tubing at the centre of your arm facing the front. Place the sensor correctly.

4- Press the “start” button. When the measurement is complete, readings of your systolic and diastolic blood pressures and your pulse rate will be displayed on the digital panel.

5- Record the reading of the first measurement and obtain another reading of blood pressure after resting.

6- Take the average value of the two readings.

By using these two simple methods and following the above mentioned easy steps, blood pressure can be measured and monitored at home itself. If there is a huge difference between consecutive readings, then it is best to consult the physician for accurate results.

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