Blood pressure can vary throughout the day; however, chronically high blood pressure can have devastating consequences such as stroke, heart failure, and kidney damage.
Determining the causes of high blood pressure is a critical first step in properly managing this condition.
FYI…pharma is a band-aid, and not a very effective one.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
Most MDs tell us that blood pressure is a vital sign that can’t be proactively changed; after all, you are dealt your genetic hand, so if your mother and father both had high blood pressure, you’re bound to have it to…. right?
Thankfully, this is not the case. In fact, this mindset can almost be a cop-out and can have you believing that you can’t change your current scenario regarding your health and wellness.
While there are factors that you can’t change that might predispose you to high blood pressure – including your chronological age – many factors you do have control over.
Common causes of high blood pressure include:
- Poor sleep and sleep apnea
- Exposure to household toxins like mold and VOCs
- Exposure to chemicals in personal care products like deodorant and shampoo
- Lack of physical activity
- Eating a diet high in processed and packaged foods
These factors all have one thing in common – personal choices.
As we review this list, it’s clear that each possible cause of high blood pressure is a lifestyle habit that can be modified with commitment and motivation. None of those factors are genetic….and they all revolve around the choices that you make each day.
Learning how to manage stress appropriately, incorporating physical activity into your routine, eating a well-rounded, nutrient-rich diet of organic foods, eliminating household toxins, and prioritizing positive sleep habits all tip the scales in favor of reducing your high blood pressure.
Learn more about natural treatments for hypertension (high blood pressure) in this article.
High blood pressure is a serious medical condition – but it doesn’t have to be a lifetime one. Once you recognize the lifestyle factors contributing to high blood pressure, you can make the appropriate changes. Remember that being aware of the causes of high blood pressure is the first step in being proactive for improving your health!
A big help to managing high blood pressure naturally is by working with a qualified health coach. The health coaches at Natural Heart Doctor have helped thousands of people manage high blood pressure without prescription medications. Schedule a free discovery call with a Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach today.