It’s easy to obsess over your blood pressure. Especially if your doctor has given you “the lecture” or prescribed pills.
When you first wake up, it’s, “Gotta check my blood pressure.” Before lunch, once again, it’s, “Better check my pressure.” After dinner, “Guess I should see what my BP is doing.” And don’t forget bedtime, “Oh, I have to look at my numbers before I turn in.”
Overkill? Sure. But you worry, so you check.
Well, that ends today, my friend. Because I’ve got some news that finally can help erase the fear and end the obsession
New research reveals the TWO TIMES a day when you should be checking your blood pressure. And the ONE number that ACTUALLY matters.
Keep tabs on this figure, and you can FINALLY relax. Because you’ll have a good sense of when you’re doing well. Plus, you’ll get the heads up you need when you should take some extra action.
Study reveals the BEST time to check your blood pressure
The fact that blood pressure readers have become so cheap is both a blessing and a curse.
It’s a blessing because we can take a reading at home anytime. We don’t need to head into the doctor’s office just for a blood pressure check.
Plus, right NOW, with the double-whammy of flu season and the pandemic owning one can keep you out of crowded and risky waiting rooms. And let’s face it, that alone makes them nothing short of a Godsend.
But those home cuffs are a curse too. Because, as anyone who has owned one can tell you, it’s just a little too tempting to constantly keep checking your numbers.
And frankly, the worry you start to feel over even the smallest of changes between readings can leave you feeling stressed out. Heck, IT could even send your BP climbing!
But if you really want to track your blood pressure, new research shows how there are just TWO times a day that TRULY matter.
- once in the daytime
- once again at night
It’s not one number or the other that you should be too concerned about, either. Instead, it’s the CHANGE between the two.
What that number REALLY reveals
But here’s the most important part.
It’s not the small changes we’re talking about here. In fact, little shifts from night to day and back again are perfectly normal, with up to 40 percent of folks having at least some fluctuation.
It’s only the bigger changes you need to worry about, according to the study. If the top number jumps by 20 points at night, then you could be facing an:
- 18 percent higher risk of heart disease
- 25 percent higher risk of heart failure
In more extreme cases, higher nighttime blood pressure can increase heart disease risk by nearly 50 percent and TRIPLE the odds of heart failure.
And that’s not the only way a CONSISTENT daily reading can help. It could also tell your doctor more about your blood pressure than any number he ever gets in his clinic.
You see, many people suffer from higher blood pressure levels when they go to see their doctor. You don’t even have to feel nervous for it to happen. In fact, the condition is so common there’s even a name for it: white-coat hypertension.
Taking your blood pressure at home at the same times each day can give you a much better sense of your “true” levels. And in some cases, those readings could vary so much from the doctor’s that you might not even technically HAVE “high” blood pressure at all.
If that’s the case tracking your numbers are home could save you from meds and all the side effects that come with them.
And remember a few minor lifestyle tweaks can often work as well as meds to manage mild blood pressure issues. Add in a daily walk, drop a few pounds, and try some natural supplements such as these potent plant nutrients.
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