September 16 is the start of making more people aware of the dangers of high blood pressure, and offering free checks throughout the country.

 What are the risks?

In about 90% of cases, there is no obvious underling medical cause of high blood pressure, but the risk of having high blood pressure increases with age – especially over 65 – and a family history of the condition can also be a big factorNearly one in three adults in the UK are thought to have high blood pressure (hypertension) but in many cases, the condition is left untreated.

In women, oestrogen dominance, oral contraceptives and HRT are  major causes of hypertension. Oestrogen and Progestins adversely affect cell membranes resulting in sodium and water influx into cells (causing water retention) and loss of potassium and magnesium.  In women not on the Pill it is usually associated with Progesterone deficiency.   When supplemental Progesterone is used the weight usually goes down as this excess water is excreted and the BP returns to normal.

Knowing whether you are a sufferer is vital especially as there are a variety of lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce high blood pressure.  At-risk groups, such as overweight adults, or people with a family history of hypertension or heart disease, should particularly take action.

Simple Changes To Make A Difference

One of these changes is ensuring you have enough magnesium, potassium and garlic in your diet, as they all provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system.  If your diet doesn’t do it then you need a supplement and there is a specific one KWAI Blood Pressure that includes those nutrients proven to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure by: 

·         reducing blood pressure levels by 8%[2]

·         reducing triglycerides (a form of fat, which circulates in our bloodstream and is a cardiovascular disease risk factor) in our bodies

·         a vasodilatation effect to widen the arteries

·         an  improvement in vascular tone

The rest are the usual suspects that keep us healthy: so eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing salt and sugar and caffeine,drinking less alcohol, losing weight, quitting smoking are obvious, but they work.

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AnnA Rushton is an experienced author and speaker on health, personal development and creativity. With a background in television, theatre and advertising she is a natural communicator with a particular interest in womens health and holistic medicine. Her books include 'Natural Progesterone', How to Cope Successfully With Stress', 'Tips For Hot Flushes', 'Dealing With Procrastination' and 'How To Write Your Life Story' all of which are available at

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