The Healthy Hack

Blood Pressure (BP) is the force of blood that runs through the arterial walls. If the pressure is too much, it results in high blood pressure. Once it’s experienced, do not leave it unattended or ignored. It may develop to severe health problems like stroke, blindness, kidney disease or heart failure.

There are factors that affect blood pressure. Some are lack of sleep, smoking, alcohol, obesity, and stress. It is considered High Blood Pressure if it reaches 140/90 mmHg and above. It is classified into 5 types namely: normal, hypotension (low BP), prehypertension, Stage 1 hypertension and Stage 2 hypertension.

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Nose bleeding
  • Dyspnea
  • Palpitation
  • Headache

Consult the doctor immediately once these symptoms manifested.

Adults are at risk of having this ailment, however, children can also have high blood pressure. Lifestyle is one of the most common causes of having diseases. Particularly for high blood pressure the following should be considered:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Avoid salty foods
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Get 8 hours of sleep
  • Achieve the appropriate weight for your age and height

Normalize Blood Pressure by Pressing Pressure Points

It is said that there are certain points in the body that when touched, helps normalize blood pressure. According to Dr. Lu Hansen of Spartak, Moscow, touching the muscles and tissues is the best way to have better blood flow.

Point 1 – Gently massage the in-betweens of earlobe back and middle clavicle. Do it ten times on each side.

Point 2 – Gently massage the in-between of ear and nose. Continue the massage for 5 minutes.