High blood pressure (hypertension) puts strain on the blood vessels and the heart, and over time this extra pressure increases your risk of heart attack or stroke.
High blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney disease and is closely linked to some forms of dementia.
High blood pressure usually has no obvious signs or symptoms and for this reason is often referred to as 'The Silent Killer', and although some people with high blood pressure complain of headaches the only way to be sure is to have your blood pressure measured by your GP.
"Your heart pumps blood around your body to deliver energy and oxygen. A certain amount of pressure in your blood vessels is needed to do this. However, if there is too much pressure in your blood vessels, it puts extra strain on your arteries and heart, which can lead to serious conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke or dementia.
Over 5 million people in England are unaware they have high blood pressure, yet it affects more than 1 in 4 adults." - Source NHS.uk
Although there is a lack of certainty about the causes of high blood pressurelifestyle certainly plays a major role.
You are more likely to be at risk if you:
- are overweight
- are not active enough
- eat too much salt
- drink too much alcohol
- drink too much coffee or other caffeine based drinks
You can help yourself by making lifestyle changes that will help you to lower your blood pressure and so lower your risk of heart attack or stroke.
And what if you know all this and that is making matters worse because you just can’t change?
That is where Hypnotherapy can help, it can take away the pressure to change by working with the subconscious to alter lifestyle in a gentle progressive way, a way that feels comfortable and is easy.
Hypnotherapy is proven effective for weight loss, increasing motivation, changing bad habits, giving up alcohol, stopping smoking, and getting clearer on your health and lifestyle goals. Hypnosis is effective because it works with your subconscious, as well as your conscious mind, quite often the trick is changing how we deal with pressure in general that can make all the difference.
If you suffer from high blood pressure or need help making any of the lifestyle changes listed above please call; 07976 629098 now for an informal chat about how hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you.