High Blood Pressure

Stress and High Blood Pressure

When doctors take your blood pressure, they're measuring how hard your blood pushes against your arteries and veins as it moves around your body. Your blood pressure may rise and fall slightly throughout the day and night. But when it stays up, it's called high blood pressure or hypertension. If you have high blood pressure you probably won't feel ill or have any symptoms. But high blood pressure increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. It can also lead to kidney disease and heart failure. The good news is that there are many things you can do to lower your blood pressure. These may include a healthier diet, exercise or medicines.

How can Relaxation for Living & More help you?

We can’t stop stressful events occurring in our lives, but we can minimise their harmful effects by learning some of the RFL techniques.

Our Relaxation and Stress Management short courses with simple, practical self-help techniques can help.

Contact us via our Contacts page to see if there is an RFLI licensed teacher near you to attend one of their courses.

Alternatively you could try our DVD or CD products which include tension easing exercises and relaxation techniques to help.

In the meantime there are simple things you can do to lower your level of anxiety and arousal and help to keep your blood pressure under control. This in turn can reduce the need for drugs to control the condition.

Try some simple things yourself :

  • If you find yourself becoming angry, feeling uptight, ready to blow your top - try a quick calm down technique.
  • Check for tension in your body throughout the day, try to avoid pressure building up.
  • Use a relaxation technique to reduce muscle tension.
  • Check out your mental attitudes do not build up pressure.
  • Learn to recognise the Symptoms of stress so you can take action.