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How to Control High Blood Pressure in winter?

High Blood Pressure (BP) or Hypertension is one of the common problems faced by millions across the world. The problem of High BP is even common in younger population now. If your blood pressure is consistently over 120/80 mmHg, it is advised to consult a cardiac specialist right away.

Tooba Maher
Checking Blood Pressure
Checking Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure (BP) or Hypertension is one of the common problems faced by millions of people all over the world. The problem of High BP is even common in the younger population now. If your blood pressure is consistently over 120/80 mmHg, it is advised to consult a cardiac specialist right away. 

High BP can lead to constricted arteries, restricted blood flow and stroke. Blood Pressure is generally higher in winters due to an inactive lifestyle, increased consumption of salt and constrained blood vessels because of a drop in temperatures.  

Here in this article, we mentioned some of the essential vegetables that can help you to control high blood pressure, especially in winters.

How to maintain blood pressure

Carrot  

They are rich in potassium which relaxes the tension in your blood vessels and arteries. It neglects the ill effects of sodium and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and strokes.

Beetroot 

It provides vitamin B which improves nerve function. Its antioxidants maintain blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Nitric oxide gas relaxes and dilates blood vessels.

Spinach 

It contains potassium, folate, magnesium, and lutein which prevents the thickening of the walls of arteries thus reduces heart attack risks. 

Radish 

They also contain potassium which regulates blood pressure levels. It lowers your blood pressure and keeps your blood flow in control. It has a cooling effect on the blood. 

Methi 

They are high in soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol. Consuming both methi leaves and seeds is beneficial to one's health because they are low in salt. It should not be used on a daily basis because it might also drop your blood pressure.

Tips to control high blood pressure

  • Elderly persons are the most likely to have cardiac conditions during winters. They should keep themselves extra warm to avoid stress on the heart.

  • One should start with morning walks in winters to keep in good shape and provide exercise to the heart. 

  • Exercise regularly to keep the cardiovascular system well conditioned so the extra stress on the heart during winters can be handled efficiently by the body.

  • Avoid extreme exertion, heavy lifting. 

  • Dress in layers to keep yourself warm.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they reduces body heat rapidly.

  • Eat a well balanced diet consisting of variety of foods rich in nutrients which regulates blood pressure and maintain salt levels as well.

Thus following these beneficial winter tips will balance your blood pressure levels and will keep you healthy. 

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