How to naturally reduce your blood pressure?

Know Common Health Care Terms and Their Influence on Your Overall Health

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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RBS, BMR, Visceral Fat and so on, are the medical terms that you will find after a thorough health check-up. If you take your health seriously, it is important for you to know what these mean, how they affect your well-being and how you can naturally improve your health.

What is BMI (Body Mass Index)?

BMI is a screening tool, which is used to determine whether an individual is overweight, underweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height. If any person’s BMI is excessive of the healthy BMI range, his or her health risks will increase significantly.

For men and women, the BMI range is as follows:

  • Underweight: less than 18.5
  • Healthy weight: 18.5 to 24.9
  • Overweight: 25.0 to less than 29.9
  • Obese: more than 30.0

Calculation of BMI

BMI is calculated with the help of a mathematical formula. Sometimes, it is also estimated by using tables where one can match weight in pounds and height in inches to estimate BMI.

The BMI formula is = Weight in Kilograms divided by Height in Meters Square

Risks of low BMI and how to naturally be healthy

The risks include:

  • Osteoporosis from too little calcium and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition and anemia
  • Enhanced risk of complications during surgery
  • Decreased immune function
  • Fertility issues
  • Development and growth issues, especially in teenagers and children

Naturopathy remedies to increase your BMI within the healthy range are given below:

  • Diet change, but not drastically. You need to add healthy calories like, sunflower seeds, wheat toast, fruits, whole grain, cheese and so on. 
  • Avoid eating junk food and empty calories, and eat food that is rich in nutrients, such as high-protein meat, whole grains, brown rice and so on. 
  • Instead of eating large meals, eat mini meals throughout the day.

Risks of high BMI and how to lower it with naturopathy

People with high BMI are at risk of the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood cholesterol or other lipid disorders
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Joint disease and osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Premature death

Instead of relying on pharmaceutical drugs, you can lower your BMI naturally by implementing the following treatments:

  • Eat a balanced meal and make smart diet choices, which will nourish your body with the required minerals and vitamins to boost your metabolism. 
  • Accelerate weight loss with mild and light exercise, and yoga. 
  • Stay away from processed food items and junk food.
  • Set realistic goals, track your progress and adopt healthy habits.

What is BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)?

BMR is the total number of calories needed by your body to perform life-sustaining, basic functions. These basal functions refer to breathing, circulation, nutrient processing, cell production, ion transport and protein synthesis. You can use BMR in losing weight and achieving an overall well-being.

Calculation of BMR

To calculate BMR, the Harris-Benedict Equation is typically used and the mathematical formula is as follows:

Women – 447.593 + (9.247 x weight in kg) + (3.098 x height in cm) - (4.330 x age in years)

Men – 88.362 + (13.397 X weight in kg) + (4.799 X height in cm) – (5.677 X age in years)

How to boost BMR with naturopathy?

Everybody is not lucky to have a high BMR, but they can add boosters to their daily diet to help burn calories faster when at rest. You can use a high metabolism rate to get rid of your obesity, as well. Here, take a look at some of the natural remedies to enhance BMR:

  • Exercise: Exercising is one of the best ways to improve your BMR. You need to establish a proper exercise regime that you will follow without fail. You can even choose to walk or lightly jog every day if you are not up for hardcore cardio.
  • Yoga: Yoga offers complete physical, emotional and social well-being. It will help you to get rid of stress and heighten your body’s metabolism.
  • Diet change: Food items that you can add for a high BMR are broccoli, oats, grapefruit, apples and so on. Even ginger, coconut oil, olive oil and chia seeds are helpful.

What is RBS?

RBS is a test that is employed to find out the levels of serum glucose, which may be abnormally low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia). The measurements of glucose is used in the diagnosis, as well as, treatment of carbohydrate metabolic disorders including idiopathic hypoglycemia, diabetes mellitus and pancreatic islet cell neoplasm. RBS is also known as Sugar Test, Random Blood Sugar, Finger Prick Test, Sugar Random and Glucose Random.

The normal range of RBS in average among adults is 79 to 160 mg/dl. It is considered pre-diabetes if it is between 160 and 200 mg/dl and in case it is more than 200 mg/dl, it is considered as diabetes.

If you are in the pre-diabetic or diabetic stage after your RBS test results, you can refer to naturopathy. In Allopathy, it is considered that diabetes has no cure, but in naturopathy, it is believed that you can live a perfectly normal and healthy life by implementing remedies derived straight from nature. Some of the treatment plans include lifestyle and diet changes, massage therapies, exercises, yoga, meditation, acupuncture and so on.

What is meant by blood pressure?

With every beat of your heart, blood is being pumped throughout your body that gives your body the oxygen and energy that it needs. The sides of the blood vessels are pushed as the blood moves and the strength of this pushing is referred to as the blood pressure. In case the blood pressure is too high, it will put a lot of strain on your arteries and also your heart. This may lead to strokes and heart attacks.

120/80 is considered to be normal blood pressure. The readings are explained as follows:

  • The 1st number is your systolic blood pressure 
  • The 2nd number is your diastolic blood pressure

Even though there are no immediate symptoms to determine that you have a high blood pressure, a reading of 135 over 85 is likely going to give you a stroke or heart attack.

How to naturally reduce your blood pressure?

  • Reduce salt intake
  • Maintain a healthy weight and for that, you can indulge in exercise, yoga, meditation and massage therapies, as well as, diet changes
  • Limit intake of alcohol and try to get rid of other bad habits, such as smoking

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