The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

In our stressful world we are constantly being bombarded with all these alarming facts and messages about how we need to take care of ourselves and how all the things that we have been doing, like sitting and using our computers or smart devices could be killing us. Of course these messages scare us, and that is their job, to make us aware and bring about behavioural change. They bring about a big overall change such as health, blood pressure or chemical reactions in our brains.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

There are a number of causes for high blood pressure, and they include:

  • Being overweight or of an unhealthy weight
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Too much salt in your diet
  • Stress
  • High alcohol consumption
  • Family history / genetics
  • Old age
  • Thyroid problems

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

People are also at a health risk if their blood pressure is too low, and there are a few causes for this, which includes:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Heart problems
  • Prolonged bed rest
  • Endocrine problems
  • Decrease in blood volume
  • Severe infections

Why Do We Need to Focus on Healthy Blood Pressure?

By ensuring that you have a healthy blood pressure, you are taking care of your arteries and your heart by keeping them strong, flexible and clear of any blockages or clots. By taking care of such a vital organ, you are preventing the horrible acts, which could occur over time, such as heart attacks, dementia, kidney disease and strokes. Each of these phenomena is life change events and life threatening. They can drastically change the quality of your life. A very low blood pressure could indicate other serious health problems within your body.

Fourways Health Centre

It is so important to monitor your blood pressure regularly with a medical professional that will be able to assist you in the correct course of treatment. Fourways Health Centre is home to the qualified and professional Dr Bart Kurek. Visit their website to find out more about he is able to help you and your family stay healthy!