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Know your numbers!

by Darren Irwin 19 Nov 2023 0 Comments
Know your numbers!

Discover Your Numbers: A Week Dedicated to Health!

Welcome to Know Your Number Week, brought to you by NiOx Health! This initiative is all about raising awareness of a crucial number that impacts your well-being – your blood pressure. We're here to encourage adults everywhere to take a moment, get a blood pressure check, seek advice, and embrace positive lifestyle habits to achieve and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Why It Matters: The Silent Strain on Your Heart

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a concern because it puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels, weakening them over time. This strain can lead to serious health problems like heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, dementia, kidney disease, and peripheral arterial disease. If you also have conditions like high cholesterol or diabetes alongside high blood pressure, the risks to your health increase significantly. Taking targeted action now can make a substantial difference.

The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Shockingly, an estimated 1 in 3 people in Australia suffer from high blood pressure. An ideal blood pressure reading should fall between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. High blood pressure is often referred to as 'the silent killer' because it usually shows no symptoms. Occasionally, symptoms like headaches or bloodshot eyes may appear, but sometimes the first sign could be as serious as a heart attack or stroke.

Take Charge of Your Health: Get Checked!

All adults are encouraged to get a blood pressure check, especially if you're carrying extra weight or have other health concerns. As you age (over 40), blood pressure becomes a more common concern. Getting checked is easy – you can do it at your GP's office or some pharmacies. It's quick, painless, and could be a life-saving step. You can even monitor your blood pressure at home with various home monitors available on the market.

Factors Influencing Blood Pressure

Several factors contribute to high blood pressure, some beyond our control like age, gender, family history, existing health conditions, or medications. However, lifestyle choices also play a crucial role. Factors such as a poor diet, smoking, an unhealthy BMI, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise can raise blood pressure.

Supplements for a Healthier You

In addition to lifestyle changes, certain supplements have been researched and proven to help reduce high blood pressure. Here are some that may benefit you:

  • Vitamin D: Scientific research has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and hypertension. It's crucial to check and supplement accordingly.

  • Infusion Supplement: A blend of L-arginine and L-Citrulline, known to widen blood vessels and potentially lower blood pressure.

  • Co Enzyme Q10: This powerful antioxidant has shown potential in lowering blood pressure. Further research is needed, but initial findings are promising.

  • Garlic: Known for cardiovascular benefits, garlic supplementation has the potential to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Fish Oil: Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil have antihypertensive effects. They may contribute to significant reductions in blood pressure readings.

It's important to consult with your GP or a healthcare professional, especially if you're on existing medication, before adding any new supplement to your diet.

Explore Your Options with NiOx Health

For more information on these supplements and to explore our range, visit Your health journey starts with knowing your numbers and making positive choices today!

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