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If you have just had coffee or a cigarette or if your bladder is full, don’t take a reading, because these factors increase your blood pressure. Sit quietly for 5 minutes before you take a reading. Then follow these steps:
Position your arm at heart level on a table or arm of your chair. Right-handed people usually find it easier to measure the pressure in their left arm, and left-handed people in their right arm. Apply the cuff to your bare upper arm. It should fit snugly, with its lower edge about 1 inch above the bend in your arm. Ask your doctor what size cuff you should use.
This woman is using a blood pressure cuff with a built-in stethoscope. The mercury-column measuring unit is on the table.
The placement of the stethoscope depends on the type of blood pressure unit you are using. If your unit has a built-in stethoscope, place the flat disk over the pulse two inches above the bend of your elbow. If you are using a stethoscope that is not attached to the blood pressure cuff, place the flat disk over the pulse at the bend of your elbow.
Squeeze the hand bulb repeatedly. When the pressure gauge reading is 30 mm Hg above your anticipated systolic blood pressure, stop pumping. You should not hear any pulse sound when you listen through the stethoscope.
Deflate the cuff slowly (about 2 to 3 mm Hg per second). As the pressure falls, listen for the pulse sound. Note the reading on the gauge when the beating first becomes audible. This is your systolic blood pressure.
Continue deflating the cuff. Note the reading when the heartbeat ceases to be audible. This is your diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure is written as systolic/diastolic (for example, 140/90).
Repeat the procedure at least once to confirm the accuracy of your reading.
For hearing-impaired persons, an electronic monitoring device may be best. Have your measuring device recalibrated every 6 months or so at your doctor’s office, fire department, or public health service. Also check your measurement against that taken by your nurse or doctor occasionally to assess the accuracy of your results.
Your doctor will tell you how-often and at what times of the day you should measure your blood pressure. Remember that blood pressure varies, so don’t get too worried if a reading is unusual. Repeat the measurement in an hour.
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One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to take nutritional supplements.
A study published in the Western Journal of Medicine in 1997 examined the potential benefits of just three nutritional supplements: vitamin E, folic acid, and zinc. The researchers calculated that if every American in targeted groups took these supplements, there would be a net reduction in health care costs of almost 20 billion dollars per year. According to this study, if everyone over 50 years of age took vitamin E, hospital costs associated with heart disease would be reduced by 38 percent. If women of childbearing age took folic acid, the hospital costs of caring for children born with neural tube birth defects would be lowered by 40 percent, and if these same women took zinc, the costs of caring for low-birth-weight babies would drop by 60 percent. Imagine, a savings of 20 billion dollars simply by taking three supplements! And just think about the human suffering that would be avoided.
Don’t underestimate the power of targeted nutritional supplements. If the systems in your body involved in regulating blood pressure, beginning at the cellular level, do not receive the raw materials they need to function and regenerate, the entire works go awry. Hypertension is caused in part by deficiencies and imbalances of certain nutrients. One of the very first steps you should take toward lowering your blood pressure is to implement the suggestions for supplementation. It is a cornerstone of this program for reversing hypertension.
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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTSOne of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to take nutritional supplements. A study published in the Western Journal of Medicine in 1997 examined the potential benefits of just three nutritional supplements: vitamin E, folic acid, and zinc. The researchers calculated that if every American in targeted groups took these supplements, there would be a net reduction in health care costs of almost 20 billion dollars per year. According to this study, if everyone over 50 years of age took vitamin E, hospital costs associated with heart disease would be reduced by 38 percent. If women of childbearing age took folic acid, the hospital costs of caring for children born with neural tube birth defects would be lowered by 40 percent, and if these same women took zinc, the costs of caring for low-birth-weight babies would drop by 60 percent. Imagine, a savings of 20 billion dollars simply by taking three supplements! And just think about the human suffering that would be avoided.Don’t underestimate the power of targeted nutritional supplements. If the systems in your body involved in regulating blood pressure, beginning at the cellular level, do not receive the raw materials they need to function and regenerate, the entire works go awry. Hypertension is caused in part by deficiencies and imbalances of certain nutrients. One of the very first steps you should take toward lowering your blood pressure is to implement the suggestions for supplementation. It is a cornerstone of this program for reversing hypertension.*73/313/5*