High blood pressure levels. Are you in the RED? How about when your pain spikes? New studies have showed that blood pressure spikes and/or high blood pressure is becoming a common test to determine pain as it is one of the body's reactions to pain symptoms. Chronic Pain Patients should keep an eye on their BP.
About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million—have high blood pressure, which can increases the risk for heart disease & stroke, leading causes of death in the United States. High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, & many people don't realize they have it. It's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure, or to reduce it if it is already high.
Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.
This image focuses on high blood pressure in women and explains how high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease. An estimated 1 in 3 women has high blood pressure, and the condition is dangerous because it often causes no symptoms. The image also contains a chart showing ranges of blood pressure numbers for normal blood pressure, prehypertension, stage 1 hypertension, and stage 2 hypertension.
If you are not sure what your blood pressure should be or whether your pressure is a little lower or higher than it should be, take a look at this helpful chart which puts all the information neatly at your fingertips!