High Systolic Blood Pressure & Stroke Risk

high systolic blood pressure
Systolic blood pressure may signal an increased risk for stroke according to a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension in April of 2007. A team of researchers led from Japan found that your risk of having a stroke increases approximately 19 percent for every ten point increase in systolic blood pressure.

What Can You Do About High Systolic Blood Pressure?

There are actually a number of things you can do about it. First all walking every day has been shown to decrease overall blood pressure quite effectively as has eating dark chocolate on occasion. Even more interestingly though, it has been found through statistics that simply having a supportive spouse can help you lower systolic blood pressure.

Whatever complications you are facing you should keep in mind that stress can balloon systolic blood pressure the other direct so try to keep your cool at work and at home and don’t let stress build up in your life. Elevated systolic blood pressure is a sure sign for arterial strain which is why stroke risk increases.

Check out the following article for more ways to control arterial hypertension and systolic blood pressure.

American Journal of Hypertension, 2007

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