Be Aware of the Risks of High Blood Pressure and Diabetes!

Blood pressure is a major contributing factor, or a symptom of, a lot of health problems. One of those problems where high blood pressure is both a contributing factor, and an indicator of higher then normal health risk, is diabetes.

For people who are diabetic, it is extremely important to keep hypertension, high blood pressure, within normal ranges.

Having high blood pressure puts stress on the heart and, of course, on the arteries and veins that run throughout your body. Too much pressure in the arteries can lead to blood vessels bursting. In the brain, this is a stroke, but burst vessels anywhere in the body can be a huge problem. People with diabetes already have issues with their cardiovascular system and adding additional stress is a bad idea. In fact, people with diabetes and high blood pressure, are about twice as likely as others to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.

Along with the general stress that high blood pressure puts on all of your body there is a high level of concern with the kidneys for people with diabetes. Kidneys are affected by the condition anyway as they have an extra load to deal with due to the sugars in the blood. When high blood pressure is present, along with the sugars and impurities that the diabetes bring, then it is easy to damage the small filtering vessels of the kidneys. If this is allowed to go unchecked then massive damage can result.

The best way to avoid this damage is to avoid the high blood pressure in the beginning.

Pay attention to food choices, not just for the sugar content but also for the overall effect it will have on your general health. Eat lots of vegetables, reduce high fat foods. Pay some serious attention to nutrition supplements that can help you to keep well. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (fish oils) are something that you should investigate to see what they can offer you.

Work with your doctor to put a program together to keep your situation under control and to monitor your progress.

If you are overweight look at dropping some weight as that is the best thing you can do in the medium term to ease a blood pressure problem.

Put together a simple exercise program to help build fitness and to keep weight under control. Make sure it is strong enough to challenge you but not so vigorous at the start that it becomes a health risk itself.

If you have diabetes then you already have problems. If you pay attention to your overall health and keep you blood pressure and weight under control then it is a problem that you can easily live with and that can improve over time. If you ignore it and allow your weight and blood pressure to be higher than they should be then the damage of the diabetes will be worse, maybe much worse.

These steps to control blood pressure are easy to do and also easy not to do, it is your choice. You decide what you will do now and your decisions will decide for you what the outcomes are for your health in the longer term.

Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the work to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

This site has many helpful tips about nutrition and free health plans to reduce your high blood pressure and help you with a healthy heart. Not only will you get valuable cardiovascular problems health tips about fish oil for cardiovascular health, but you can also get free A-Z of Heart Health ebook download from

To have a free personal consultation with him to learn how incorporating nutritional supplements may improve your health concerns just visit “The Health Success Site” and download the free health report available there, or email to request a personal one-on-one consultation by email or phone.

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