Saturday, 13 December 2014

5 Ways To Lower High Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Diabetes Overview

Diabetes is a lifelong disease which has no practical cure.  Controlling the blood sugar levels and reducing the side effects of the disease are the ways to lead a normal life for a diabetic patient.  Studies show that the life span of a diabetic patient will be lowered by 10 to 15 years when compared to the people, who are not diabetic.  

Variability in blood sugar level is common in diabetic patients and this abnormality leads to many other physical complications such as heart problems, high blood pressure, low eye sight, low libido etc.  Diabetic patients can lead a normal life if they are willing to make changes in their diet and doing regular exercises along with taking the prescribed medicines.  

Early detection of the disease and the strict control of sugar levels are very necessary for reducing the ill effects of the disease.  Most of the diabetic  patients are not aware about the attack of the disease.  They will only become aware about the diabetic attack, when they are directed to do blood analysis in connection with some other disease or purpose; this makes it is difficult to start the treatment in the initial stage itself.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is closely associated with the diabetes normally.  More than 60% of the diabetic patients are having high blood pressure.  The presence of excess of blood sugar or the frequent rise and fall of blood sugar levels will cause disorders in different nerves and veins.   High blood pressure is more common in type 2 diabetic patients.  Blood pressure ranges are:

• Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)
• Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159 over 90-99
• Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above over 100 and above

High blood pressure means a person is having a reading higher than 140/90 repeatedly.  So periodic checking for high blood pressure is advised for  diabetic patients.  Type 2 diabetes have more chances of having high blood pressure due to the high amounts of insulin in their blood.  For the diabetic patients, who are obese and inactive, the chances are very high.  High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms; that is why it is called 'silent killer'.   So every diabetic patient should check their blood pressure also along the checking of blood sugar levels.  

5 Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure

To avoid more complication to the health, diabetic patients should have to keep their blood pressure levels in a healthy limit, along with the blood sugar levels.  Following tips will become useful for them to control high blood pressure:
  1. Diet restriction is essential for the control of blood sugar levels as well as for the control of blood pressure levels.  Make changes in your diet plan in consultation with your doctor.  Include more vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy foods (milk and yogurt) in your diet.   Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables, six servings of whole grains and two servings of fat-free dairy foods every day.
  2. Control your weight and keep your body weight within the healthy limits always.
  3. Do regular exercises for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week.
  4. Reduce the quantity of high sodium foods and salt.
  5. Limit the consumption of alcohol and avoid smoking.
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Above tips will help you to get control over the blood pressure levels, but medical guidance is also necessary to get maximum results.  If any medicine is prescribed, take them also as directed by the physician.  Blood pressure and diabetes are lifelong diseases, but they can be controlled by you, if you have strong determination to do some sacrifice for better health.

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