This just in – Today, we received a message from a client here in town whose Blood Pressure reading two weeks ago measured 190/90.Way too high. Dangerously so. After two weeks using the CFB Xtreme Green and making some modest “lifestyle” changes, this client’s readings were 140/90. It’s an incredible improvement and a testament to the power of this organic, pure plant remedy. We are really happy for her and we will keep working on it!
The Cost of High Blood Pressure: 50,000 Deaths a Year In 2004, nearly fifty-five thousand American death certificates listed high blood pressure as the cause of mortality. The American Heart Organization reports that approximately seventy-three million adults – age twenty and older – have high blood pressure; that’s one third of all American adults. Unfortunately, nearly the same percentage of the population is unaware that they even have high blood pressure.
While the cause of high blood pressure is not entirely understood, combined with obesity, hypertension ( by which it is commonly known) puts sufferers at risk for a variety of other diseases including heart disease, kidney cancer and stroke.
What Is Blood Pressure? Your arteries function much like a series of pipes, carrying blood from your heart to the rest of your body. When blood travels through the arteries at a higher than normal pressure, hypertension is the resulting condition. A blood pressure reading is a method of measuring the force of your blood on artery walls. This is measured in two ways: Systolic blood pressure is the first number. It is the reading taken right after your heart beats. This is the peak of blood pressure when your heart is squeezing blood out. Diastolic blood pressure is the second number. It is the reading taken between heartbeats. This is the blood pressure when your heart is filling with blood, or resting between beats.
In a healthy adult, blood pressure measures less than 120/80 mmHg (units of atmosphere pressure). In this case, the systolic pressure is 120 and the diastolic pressure is 80. It is vital to achieve a healthy reading for both your systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurement. This varies between individuals, so it is important to discuss your blood pressure goals with your health care provider. In people with diabetes, for example, blood pressure should read less than 130/80. For those with kidney disease, however, an ideal blood pressure reading is lower than 130/80. High blood pressure is generally defined as a reading greater than 140/90 mmHg. Dependent on a variety of factors, blood pressure changes frequently throughout the day, so in order to get an accurate reading, it may be necessary to measure it several times in a calm setting.
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