Heres why you should monitor blood pressure at home

Leslie Hanson
September 12, 2018

Vegetables contain a high amount of fiber as well as polyunsaturated fats, both of which lower blood pressure. Even with medication, those with hypertension have already sustained damage to organs such as their kidneys, heart, and blood vessels.

Guava could lower blood pressure as it's rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

It's also packed full of potassium and soluble fibre, and could help to lower cholesterol levels.

An optimal blood pressure reading is under 120/80mmHg, where the first number refers to systolic blood pressure (the pressure on the walls of arteries when the heart contracts, pumping out blood into the body) and the second to diastolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart expands, refilling with blood).

Scientists found that over four guava a day for three months can lower blood pressure by 9/8mmHg.

In the following six months, almost 80 percent of the study participants achieved blood pressure under control using what's known as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set 2018 standards. You should also test your new machine in your doctor's office, to make sure you're using it correctly and getting consistent results. Eat more of the "apple of the tropics", and improve your diet, said doctors and researchers.

In the research, 120 patients with hypertension received a guava every day.


Those eating the DASH diet and participating in the weight management group lost an average 19 pounds and had reduced blood pressure by an average 16 mmHg systolic and 10 mmHg diastolic at the close of the 16 weeks.

Bina Joe, chair of the University of Toledo's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, was recently awarded a $2.6 million grant to study how gut bacteria affect high blood pressure.

Eating more guava could lower the risk of diabetes, while keeping the heart healthy, scientists have revealed.

Champion said that home monitoring combined with doctor visits to measure a patient's blood pressure helped to avoid numbers skewed by "white-coat hypertension", when blood pressure was high in a medical setting but not in everyday life, and "masked hypertension", when blood pressure is normal in a medical setting but high at home.

But if a patient has extremely high blood pressure, they may show signs of headaches or chest pain.

Yoga is another practice that has been proven to lower blood pressure.

"Anything that destroys your bacteria such as salt, which is hugely connected to blood pressure regulation, or antibiotics, they all disturb a person's blood pressure", she said.

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