Blood Pressure and Plus-size Living

We know that you may be looking in the mirror and worrying about your weight… So far as looks go, you are more endowed and definitely look prettier than a lot of other wraith-like women… but on the down side, your extra weight can cause you other problems. And one such side effect of being a little heavy is blood pressure. Well there is very little you can actually do about it, except know about the situation, the symptoms and ways to tackle or manage it!Read on to find out more... or you can watch this short video. How is high blood pressure related to obesity?As much as you’d like to believe otherwise, blood pressure is linked to weight. The more you weigh, the higher is your blood pressure. In fact, as a plus size woman you are more likely to develop high blood pressure!Also, having weight around your middle, rather than lower down at the hips actually makes you more susceptible to this bane!But that isn’t all… A number of women actually complicate the situation because of bad habits that worsen their condition! We hope you aren’t doing the same!Lifestyle habits that worsen the situation and should be avoided. Leading a sedentary life.Following a diet loaded with fats and salt.Drinking a whole lot of alcohol.Not sleeping enough.And leading a generally stressful life.So, basically, being more susceptible, it is probably better if you avoid doing these things and complicating your condition further. Especially if you have someone in the family with HBP (it is hereditary!)Know your Symptoms.The first step to knowing your condition is finding out if you have any of the symptoms… So go through this list very carefully!In the early stages:Blurring of vision.Shortness of breath Pain in the chest Vomiting and nausea Headaches Dizziness And of course, it can lead on to…Heart attacks.Blindness Kidney failure Stroke!You do want to control it before it gets that bad, don’t you?Here’s how to… or you may to check  this out Manage blood pressure.Here are a few pointers, some things that will help… But of course, for anything serious you need to visit the doc!Control your diet.Lose some weight.Lifestyle changes that reduce stress.Blood pressure isn’t something that cannot be won over… In fact a whole lot of people are living with it… So look on the brighter side, and embark on the journey to controlling your situation!

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