Everyday life and self-help

What can I do against my high blood pressure? How does cold affect blood pressure? Which things in working life have a negative effect on high blood pressure? Questions about self-help in everyday life are covered in this chapter.

What can I do to improve my blood pressure?

It is important to eliminate the factors that contributed to the increased blood pressure. Because only then do antihypertensive tablets work optimally.

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How much coffee and tea can you drink if you have hypertension?

Coffee and tea are individually different, this also depends on the habituation. However, the drinks often have a slight increase in blood pressure, so you should at least limit consumption.

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Is it worth it to lose weight if you already have high blood pressure?

Yes very much. Because every pound of body weight overcharges the cardiovascular system. A weight loss is rewarded with falling blood pressure values.

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How does cold affect blood pressure?

Cold temperatures push up blood pressure because the vessels in the body contract. The result: In winter, hypertension is more common.

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Is it safe to work and lift with high blood pressure?

Basically, there is nothing wrong with physical work and sports with hypertension. However, caution should be exercised when carrying out activities associated with pressing.

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Can I go to the sauna with high blood pressure?

Yes, heat dilates the blood vessels, causing the blood pressure to drop. It may therefore come to low blood pressure complaints, if this falls even further.

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Should I take the birth control pill if I already have hypertension?

No, if you already have high blood pressure, taking the birth control pill is not recommended. The reason is simple: the "pill" increases blood pressure.

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Can the family support a loved one with high blood pressure?

Yes, because people with high blood pressure often have to change their lifestyle to lower their blood pressure. This includes, for example, a change in diet or physical activity and exercise.

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Which things in working life have a negative effect on high blood pressure?

Stress, high workload, working under time pressure, persistent conflicts, excessive demands and shift work can have an unfavorable effect on blood pressure.

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What is a blood pressure pass?

In the blood pressure pass are all medications taken and their dosage. He should always, e.g. in the purse, to be carried.

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