She almost crashed on the highway!
This last week, my cousin (through marriage) experienced an almost disastrous episode of high blood pressure.
While driving home on the highway with her three year-old in the car, she began to feel dizzy and felt close to losing consciousness. Immediately, she made her way to pull over to the safest area of the road.
She said that she caught herself beginning to swerve and instantly did what she could to manage her SUV from swerving into the median. Traffic was moderately heavy and she was fortunate to have avoided a catastrophe.
As we spoke today about her close call, I shared this tip of 13 foods that will naturally help her to reduce her blood pressure.
- Peaches & Nectarines
- Pork Tenderloin
- Red Bell Pepper
- Sweet Potato
- White Beans
- Yogurt (fat-free plain)
Diagnosed high blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Hyper refers to the “high” or elevated state of pressure (tension) in the arteries. This is the opposite of hypotension, hypo referring to “low” blood pressure.
Mismanaged high blood pressure can lead to other serious medical conditions. It can also be an indicator of additional underlying medical conditions, so don't ignore it or allow a loved one to think “it'll just go away.”