When my blood pressure reading was 168/88, it scared me.
I had worked as a Cardiovascular Nurse then a Stroke Nurse Coordinator, meeting with patients, nurses, and providers to establish treatment protocols for stroke and transient ischemic stroke (TIA or mini stroke) patients to prevent further damage to their brain. They also had a marked increase for another stroke.
I knew high blood pressure was the number one risk for stroke and heart attack. I had seen the devastation firsthand.
Would I be next?
Why did I have high blood pressure? For some reason, I denied the knowledge I had about preventing chronic diseases like stroke and pretended high blood pressure would never happen to me.
I'd stopped being active, was under a lot of stress, and was not eating well. I also had started playing online games to "unwind". In short, I had stopped taking care of myself.
I was experiencing menopause as well and my new mid section was not helping.
I didn't want to go on medications as I knew they didn't fix the problem. But I was also scared not to.
Medication commercials will play the happy music and show happy people and end the commercial with a full range of side effects that "may include death."
I decided to get to work on taking better care of myself. In a very short time, my blood pressure was within a healthy and normal range.
The methods outlined in the book, How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally, helped me lower my blood pressure naturally and can work for you, too!