What are the 4 stages of hypertension?
Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80; Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89; Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg; Hypertensive crisis: Systolic over 180 and/or diastolic over 120
By calming down and lying flat one can lower BP to certain extent but consult physician for medications. On a general note, follow life style modifications such as Increase activity and exercise more, Lose weight if you're overweight, Cut back on sugar and refined carbohydrates, Eat more potassium and less sodium, Eat less processed food, Reduce excess stress and Try meditation or yoga.
One must follow heart-healthy diet, exercise to control blood pressure. Additionally, few types of fruit and vegetables juices (Tomato, beetroot, prune, pomegranate, blueberries), skim milk, green tea and water may help in controlling the blood pressure.
Eggs are protein rich which is good to promote weight loss and for high blood pressure.
No walking do not lower blood pressure immediately in minutes but a regular habit of at least 20 minutes of brisk or moderate walking for 5 days in a week helps in controlling it gradually. Exercise lowers blood pressure by reducing blood vessel stiffness so blood can flow more easily
In earlier times, Blood pressure was defined according to age. With all the new research data, Hypertension is defined only by increase in numbers in blood pressure which applies similarly for all adults above 18 years of age. Normal blood pressure is a reading less than 120/80 mm Hg. Any reading above 120/80 mm Hg checked consequently for three days needs a doctor's opinion.