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It's Topic Tuesday

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Today is Topic Tuesday at Aortic Hope!

🇺🇸Welcome back and as always we thank you for joining us again. We hope everyone

had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and loved ones.

👉This week, we

are learning more about one of the most strongest risk factors for aortic

aneurysms and aortic dissections - hypertension.

🫀Hypertension, also known as

high blood pressure occurs when the force of blood traveling against the artery

walls is higher than it should be. Overtime, this increased pressure could cause

the walls of your vessels to weaken and cause a higher risk of heart attacks,

stroke, and structural damage.

❤️When reading your blood pressure you will see two numbers separated by a slash,

such as 120/80 mm Hg. The first number refers to your “systolic” pressure, which

is the pressure of blood in your arteries when the heart pumps. The second number is your diastolic blood pressure, which is the pressure of your arteries when your heart is filling itself up with blood in preparation for the next pump.

👉This table from the American Heart Association helps summarize what ranges of blood pressure are considered health, elevated, and stages of hypertension.

Taken from the following article.

❤️If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with hypertension, there are several

remedies that may help control your blood pressure. Please be sure to always

consult with your physician about what plan is best for you and to keep up with

any medications.

Healthline shares some wonderful natural remedies that may help keep your blood pressure under control -

*Get regular exercise (~30 minutes / day x 5 days a week) that will help increase your heart and breathing rate. You do not need a gym membership!

*Doing things such as using the stairs instead to the elevator, walking instead of driving, gardening, doing household chores,

or going for a bike ride all count!

*Reduce the intake of salt and processed food / sugars.

*Eat high potassium foods (banana, milk, yogurt, lentils).

*Reduce or stop your use of tobacco products.

*Reduce or stop your intake of alcohol.

*If you’re going to eat chocolate - choose dark over milk!

*Get good quality sleep.

*Drink water.

👉Check out the full article here.

As always, our family at Aortic Hope

thanks you for being on this journey with us.

Be safe and happy and remember to

always Think Aorta!

Until next time~Adhan

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