Blood Pressure Gets a Whole Month!

It's One of the Most Common Health Concerns in America

Written by Gayle

What's the first thing that happens when you go to your doctor's appointment?  (Well, after that fun weight check...)  Your blood pressure is checked.  Have you ever wondered why?

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Your blood pressure is an indicator of many underlying health concerns.  According to the Mayo Clinic website, high blood pressure can quietly damage your body many years before other symptoms develop.  It can damage your arteries, your heart, your brain and your kidneys.  It also can impair vision and sexual function.  And these are just the slow damages that high blood pressure can cause.  There are also high blood pressure emergencies--strokes, seizures, chest pain or heart attacks, memory loss, kidney failure and more.

Got your attention?

Fortunately, high blood pressure is something that can often be reduced and sometimes controlled by lifestyle choices.  But it does take some knowledge and determination.

I spoke with our helpful Ventura supplement team members, and they told me that when people are aware of the foods that they eat as well as the fitness and lifestyle choices that they make, they are much more likely to be able to regulate their blood pressure.  Here are some tips:

Get out in nature!  
All too often we think that we can just "take a pill" and the problem will go away.  But our health is the sum total of all that we eat and drink, what we do and how we take care of our bodies, as well as our stresses and our emotions.  

So this May--National Blood Pressure Month--check your blood pressure, and always take care of your heath!  Lassen's is here to help, so come talk to one of our helpful Supplement Team Members about how to improve your health!