Updated: 02/07/2018 4:09 PM | Print Story |  Email

Heart Health

By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Heart Association and other organizations have changed the guidelines for blood pressure control. Meaning today about 46% of us could now be diagnosed with hypertension.  Here to break down what that means for you is Dr. Drehmel from Entira family Clinics.

1.    New Blood Pressure Guidelines.  
2.    How to Lower Blood Pressure without Medication
Eat a Heart Healthy Diet: Fruits, Vegetables, whole grains, nuts, healthy fats, low dairy, low fat meats, fish and seafood (2-3 times a week)
Exercise: 30 mins—2x/week muscle work out, 30 mins burst walk
Sleep more: Studies have shown that too little (less than 5 hrs) or too much (more than 9 hours) can have as much as a 35-40 percent increase in cardiac problems.

Sudden weakness of arm and/or leg, facial weakness, slurring words, swallowing problems, confusion FAST
F—facial weakness
A—arm weakness
S—speech problems regarding actual physical warning signs—chest heaviness
T—Time to call 9-1-1