Concerned about High Blood Pressure or Hypertension in Stanhope, NJ?
If you have hypertension, our physicians will work closely with you to control your blood pressure to avoid serious complications. High Blood Pressure can be known as the “silent killer” because it causes no or few attention-getting symptoms. If left untreated it can cause damage to your arteries that can’t be undone.
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the force of circulating blood against the walls of arteries. (Arteries are the vessels that carry blood away from your heart to supply the rest of your body with oxygenated blood.) During each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between a maximum
(systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) amount of force.
Practices to help control your blood pressure:
There are eight ways to control blood pressure, often referred to as “lifestyle modifications” according to the American Heart Association.
- Eat a clean diet – lots of fruits and vegetables and limit your use of salt
- Avoid tobacco smoke
- Take the proper medications
- Limit use of alcohol
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Learn how to manage stress
- Understand hot tub safety
Healthy Lifestyle Activities and Dining in Stanhope
The borough of Stanhope in Sussex County offers great healthy options in terms of food and exercise opportunities. Staying heart healthy is incredibly important and plenty of cardio boosting activities and plant rich foods are crucial for controlling high blood pressure. Take part in gyms and/or classes such as Crunch Fitness, Strong Together Fitness, or Kula Yoga and Wellness. Enjoy vegan cuisine at Loving Hut or Empower Nutrition Supplements and Juice Bar nearby.
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Advanced Cardiology & Primary Care LLC is here to help you take control of your health. Contact our office today!