Under Pressure?

Did you know that sharing time with your pet can lower your blood pressure? In fact, just 10 minutes spent with Fido or Fluffy before you head to the office could lower your stress levels and help to keep your blood pressure stable for the entirety of your workday!

If you suffer from high blood pressure, we have a ton of terrific tricks that could help keep you in the safe zone. You may even be able to lower the doses of prescription meds you need to take! (Note: It is always recommended to check with your doctor before trying these or any other at-home treatments.)

Hold hands. Touching a loved one’s hands lowers the stress hormone cortisol, which constricts your blood vessels and bumps up your blood pressure. And the longer you hang on, the better!
Snack on celery. A component in celery (3-n-butylphthalide) serves as a diuretic and vasodilator, which in layman’s terms means that it can help to relax the muscles lining your blood vessels. Try crunching through four stalks a day to reap the full benefits.

Open the sesame! Because it’s loaded with unsaturated fatty acids and calcium, sesame oil may help to reduce your dose of calcium channel blockers. Swallow 2 tablespoons each day for two months, and then have your blood pressure checked. If it has gone down, ask your doctor about cutting down your drug dosage, too.

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