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Blood pressure. What is yours reading?

Lets discuss what these numbers actually mean.

The top number would optimally read 120/ is your Systolic blood pressure. This measures the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries each time it beats. The bottom number which would optimally read /70 is your Diastolic blood pressure. This measures the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries in between beats as it re-fills.

Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)

Elevated: 120-129/less than 80

Stage 1 high blood pressure: 130-139/80-89

Stage 2 high blood pressure: 140 and above/90 and above

Hypertension crisis: higher than 180/higher than 120 … This can be an emergency 🚨

Causes of high blood pressure can include

Smoking… try to quit

Being overweight or obese - Let’s get talking about anti inflammatory diet 🥝

Lack of physical activity- With weight loss we look at building muscle strength to speed metabolism 🏊🏼

Too much salt in the diet - can use herbs 🌿 to add flavor.

Too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)

Stress - Need Nervous system support!

Older age - are you ageing too quickly! Anti-ageing eating plan may be needed.

Genetics 🧬 Lets discuss Epigenetics.

Chronic kidney disease - testing and a Kidney support eating plan

Adrenal and thyroid disorders… Think overworked and Exhausted 😩 . Time for warming foods and nurturing routines

Sleep aponea - wear your prescribed mask at night and let’s work on weight loss.

As a Cardiac Nurse and Naturopath I have witnessed people’s blood pressure drop with their use of medication coupled with phytonutrient rich anti inflammatory tailored eating plan. As well as replacing their low level of nutraceuticals.

If you feel you can benefit with a review book online

Zoom and in person consult available Monday through to Thursday.

Stay safe

Lisa Fiocchini

0429 017 897

23A King William Road, Unley SA 5061


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