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Got High Blood Pressure? You Should Keep a Blood Pressure Log

Jul 8, 2008
If you have high blood pressure then you should maintain a log of your blood pressure. A log will help you determine which foods and events help you keep your blood pressure down and which things cause your blood pressure to elevate.

Because we're all different and don't have the same physiologies, there are things that may make your blood pressure go up, while someone else's will maintain just fine. The opposite is also true. For example, you might be able to eat certain foods that other people can't, and they may be able to eat foods that you can't. You need to know what these are and what activities help keep your blood pressure at its optimal level.

When you keep a blood pressure log, you need to write down your daily activities and diet. Of course, this sounds like a lot of work. However, because it's such a useful tool, take your log with you and write down what you've eaten or what you've done right after you complete a task or eat a meal, for example.

After a few days of this, you should be able to look at your log and see trends in your blood pressure levels. For example, perhaps your blood pressure is low just upon rising, particularly elevated after a high salt meal or snack, at a good, low level when taken after an appropriate rest after you've done your 30 minutes of exercise, and so on. For example, perhaps drinking a lot of coffee elevates your blood pressure to unhealthy levels. This can tell you that you should cut back. Similarly, the above example shows that exercise helps keep your blood pressure at a good low level, so this is something you should continue.

It is important to take a proactive approach to maintain a healthy blood pressure rate. By keeping a log about your blood pressure then you can find out which foods and events help you stay healthy. It is important to understand which foods are the best for you and which events are not harmful too.

With a log, you'll be able to learn what causes blood pressure increases, and you can take steps to eliminate or least reduce them in your life. Oftentimes, what you do or eat can have a significant impact on your blood pressure levels, without your knowledge.

You will find that your blood pressure can be easy to maintain by doing the right things for your body. If you are eating unhealthy and have events in your life causing your blood pressure to rise then you will need to change these.

Keeping a personal blood pressure log is an important step in a healthy lifestyle. Your blood pressure log can help you find out things you may be doing yourself that cause your blood pressure to go up. You can also change your lifestyle so that you don't have to take medications (or least can cut down on them) to maintain a healthy blood pressure. If your blood pressure log is to be successful, though, you have to be diligent about keeping it up, and making entries into it every day.
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