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Natural Remedies for Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts on blood vessels while it is circulating through the body. High blood pressure is measured as a reading of greater than 139 mmHg over 89 mmHg and is a major concern for cardiovascular health. Similar to most heart conditions, high blood pressure is largely a result of environmental factors (e.g. diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, obesity) that causes damage to arteries and constricts them. Narrowing of the arteries or loss of elasticity forces the heart muscle to work harder, and is especially dangerous for older individuals. Maintaining normal blood pressure is closely related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, exercising regularly and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoke and other high risk activities. Certain nutrients have also been clinically shown to support healthy blood pressure levels.

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