15. Stopping or Skipping Medications

Nobody likes gulping down heaps of pills, and most of the time when we’re feeling healthy and energetic, we just don’t remember to take our medicines properly. But it is essential to understand the repercussions and side-effects of deliberately stopping or skipping medications.

Researchers have labelled high blood pressure as the ‘silent killer’ because it’s hard to notice the symptoms while hypertension aggravates. So even if you’re feeling healthy and improved, don’t stop taking your medications without the approval of your doctor. There are over 30 different types of medications to treat hypertension, so if you feel your medications aren’t very effective, you can always consult your doctor for an alternate medication plan.

16. Never Underestimate the Risks

Research reveals that the smoking, obesity, high blood pressure levels, diabetes and cholesterol are all factors that contribute to the risks for fatalistic heart ailments. So, no matter what you do, never underestimate the lethality of these risks and be sure to keep them in check.

17. Lack of Fruits and Vegetables

Research reveals that a plant-based diet is the healthiest meal plan for the heart. So, you need to pack up your daily diet with a rich assortment of fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, protein and nuts. Eliminate all sources of processed, frozen and junk food from your diet. And make sure half of all your meals consist of vegetables and fruits.

A recent study revealed that individuals who devour more than five servings of vegetables and fruits every day tend to reduce their risks for strokes and heart ailments by 20% as opposed to individuals who devour less than three servings every day.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Sir, i have been smoking since 25 years but average is 3 per day. Now, i am 48 years old. I do exercise every day since 15 years. If I stop smoking totally, in how many years i would become equivalent to a non smoker? I don’t have any ailment so far except BP. Using since 6 years.

    • Thats a very fair and relevant question… probably too many individuals
      Did you get a response or satisfactory answer to this Chandra??

  2. sir, i”ve been smoke when i was 20yrs old and now i have some problem with my heart and please can you help me or teach me some ways to solve my problem!

  3. Sir , my son of 9 years old somethimes something in the midle of the chest it hurts . How do i now whats hapening to him and wy?

  4. Actually our sleep is the most important thing in our lives. We will definitely die without Delta and Rem levels of sleep. Our bodies do not rejuvenate, memories aren’t made. Eventually, we become mentally unstable and are worse than perpetually drunk. And of course, it will destroy your heart, but in your madness, you won’t even notice. That’s why it’s called torture!! Sadly, some of us suffer from this disorder, and there is no cure. My specialist called it death by 1000 cuts.

  5. Hi,The articles were all very interesting I enjoyed reading about them an I do exercises an walk 3 to 6 miles every other day. I do sit ups an stretching watch what I eat stay away from fried foods I eat chicken alot an salad’s I use raspberry vinaigrette. I’m 66 now still want to loose 10 pound’s I’m 135.

  6. Sodium intake causing high blood pressure is only true in the short term – only of concern if you are already dealing with high blood pressure. As for the rest of this, bang on. My only question is how does one manage to get enough calories from vegetables and fruits alone? It would seem rather difficult – as fruits and especially vegetables tend to be very dilute sources of caloric intake.

  7. Smoking is probably the worse thing you can do to your health aside from drinking too much regularly, I’ve watched several friends and relatives pass away from it. It’s the most insidious way to die.

    • It has been successful 25 days that i have left smoking. I am a patient of high blood pressure and i am on meds (Amlo). Initially it was a tough decision and despite of deciding, i was unable to survive for even a day and end up smoking a ciggerate.
      Motivation is the key. I downloaded a app to help me quit. It shows how many days i was smoke free and helped me to keep up. Self motivation is only that can help. There are many app for this. Now after 25 days of smoke free lungs, i feel full of oxygen and can actually breath deep.

  8. Sir,when i am jogging or doing some rigorous exercise i do feel some pains in my chest and i have a high blood pressure.Please are this all symptoms of heart problems.

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