The Secret To Living Longer, By Having Healthy Blood Pressure

Imagine if you could

  • Live longer
  • Reduce premature death by 27%1
  • Lower your risk for cardiovascular accidents and heart problems by 43%2

simply by having healthy blood pressure levels. No drugs. No diet changes either.

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“Is My Blood Pressure TOO Low?”

Yesterday I got a very important question from Max and he asks:

How low is “too low” for blood pressure? Mine is about 105/55. My doctor said that could be too low, but I feel fine. What do you think Dr. Sam? Should I be worried?”

As long as you are not feeling dizzy or passing out or feeling weak… then it is totally okay to have that level of blood pressure. There are a lot of “normal” people walking around with even lower blood pressures of 90/50… on no medication and it is just normal for them.

The only time doctors “should” treat low blood pressure is when there are symptoms, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle weakness, fatigue, or the experience of passing out. Any of these could result in a bad fall or you passing out while driving – all things we don’t want to happen.

So, low blood pressure is fine. Unlike “blood pressure problems”, which can literally kill you in an instant and is why it’s called “the silent killer”.

How To Live Longer

Now, this is a very interesting topic for me because I have a family history of blood pressure problems, especially on my dad’s side.

When I was doing research on how to support my dad’s blood pressure naturally, I discovered that the lower your blood pressure, the healthier you are.

Blood-Pressure-TestBy keeping your blood pressure below 120/80, you could:

  • Live longer
  • Reduce premature death by 27%1
  • Lower your risk for cardiovascular accidents and heart problems by 43%2

What’s even more fascinating is that a detailed analysis of 18 clinical studies of almost ½ a million people (498,561 people)3, revealed that people with PRE-condition had a

  • 55% increased risk of cardiovascular problems,
  • 50% increased risk of coronary heart problems,

Listen carefully – I said, PRE condition, which is a systolic level of 140 mmHg. Regular “blood pressure problems” is over 160 mmHg.

Thus, the typical person walking around, labeled as having “blood pressure” is even WORSE off.

Anyway, the point here is you MUST support healthy blood pressure if you want to live longer and feel better.

  1. Sprint Research Group, Wright JT, Jr., Williamson JD, et al. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(22):2103-16.
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/definition/con-20019580.
  3. Huang Y, Wang S, Cai X, et al. Prehypertension and incidence of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2013;11:177.

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