#1 Food That Causes High Blood Pressure + NEW Guidelines Available for Blood Pressure

#1 Food That Causes High Blood Pressure + NEW Guidelines Available for Blood Pressure


I am so ready! Hi folks I’m Bob Schrupp, physical therapist Brad Heineck, physical therapist. Together we are the most famous physical therapists on the internet, In our opinion of course Bob Number one food that causes high blood pressure plus we’re gonna give you the new guidelines for blood pressure that were I think just established this last year, Brad. Yeah, I’m really happy you brought this up because this is something I’m interested in and I think everyone–
it’s a little controversial Right, over the age of 40 you’re probably thinking about this Yeah, so we’re gonna present both sides by the way if you are new to our channel Please take a second to subscribe to us. We provide videos on how to stay healthy fit pain-free and We upload every day and Brad is missing his cue, he’s supposed to have the Facebook sign over here [Brad] I’ve been doing that all day long Bob In case you haven’t already please make sure you sign up to us on Facebook And like us because Brad and I, as children, were not liked and We’re trying to turn things around so it’s Bob and Brad Alright, he got the cue Alright, we’re gonna keep you hanging a little bit here Brad you know we’re not gonna tell you the food quite yet We’re gonna first talk about why blood pressure is a problem, third in the United States people in the United States have high blood pressure high blood pressure can damage your eyes It can damage obviously arteries even causing strokes and heart attacks It can thicken the heart wall because your heart is working harder and that can cause problems and it can damage your kidneys So you know it’s not something you want to dismiss by any means right and so We’ll talk about the guidelines And what you know could be a problem, sure, now if you want to measure Your blood pressure we found an instrument here that actually works pretty good this is the blood pressure monitor by Nursal very simple to use You want to make sure you got the right cuff size you want to make sure it’s hooked up too by the way Because if the cuff is too big for you or too small it’s not gonna take an accurate measurement You want me to hold onto it? You know really all you need to know is that you can turn it on and you can turn it off There’s the orange button, there’s other things you can Keep track of different measurements for like you and me, you know go p1 p2, but right now I’m just keeping it simple Read the instructions you can go ahead, but all you got to do is you take the cuff here, and there’s a little round Indicator here. That’s where you’re supposed to put it over the brachial artery, the brachial artery’s on the inside of the arm here So if you get close to that area you’re generally pretty good Yeah you don’t have to be exactly over it I’m gonna get over to this area here, and then when this comes around this index thing is supposed to be You’re not supposed to go back past this line here, and it tells you all this in the instructions These are things no matter what manufacturer you get you want to look and make sure that It’s set up properly so you get an accurate read, you want to yeah follow all the guidelines For one thing you want to make sure you’ve been resting for like five minutes. You don’t cross your ankles You should be seated in a 90/90 position To be consistent Yeah, make sure you just didn’t recently done with exercise or eating even if you ate recently so all those things so I’m just gonna go ahead and hit the on button and it’s gonna take a few seconds here to Inflate the cuff. Sit up nice and tall there Bob I’m gonna get picky on you and what I did with this by the way is I took my blood pressure Manually so I used a stethoscope And then I took it with this, and I found this was consistently a little bit lower. Okay, but in its defense Anytime I have my blood pressure taken somewhere else it’s always lower than when I take it Okay, so it may be actually fairly accurate the other thing is I took it many times with this and it was very Consistent, right that’s a big thing.Yeah. That’s the big thing so You know you can compare it to maybe what the doctor says But this gave me the same numbers each time so my lower number’s a little bit higher right now 121 over 82 Normally, I am lower than that. I’m sure I’m a little bit nervous. Yeah well We got millions of people watching that’s right, millions and billions so anyway so the easy way to do it We’ll put a link below, I like this. It’s a fairly inexpensive unit for 20-some bucks It’s a good way to monitor your blood pressure. And again I used one of those once and I was consistently high for a few weeks And I went in and I found out that I was just fine That my monitor my electric one was Just reading high, but at least I knew I was fine Yeah, it was just high So it was consistently high? Right They’ll even sometimes put a monitor on you for 24 hours because there’s a lot of people that get that white coat syndrome where They go on to see the doctor and their blood pressure gets, they’re always high because they’re nervous And then one doctor mentioned even that they put a monitor on this one person and like one minute after they leave the office the blood pressure goes down all when your Oh when they monitor and right one minute before they went in there it went up, so it’s just kind of interesting Let’s get to the number one food Brad. I think most people think it’s salt and salt can be a problem I know that some people try to downplay that but I mean I saw with my wife She was taken to eating this broth that had high salt and Her blood pressure just, right up with the usage of the broth intake up with the blood pressure What some of the studies are showing now is that actually that refined carbohydrates sugars especially high fructose corn syrup What you find in everything. I mean a lot of processed food, sure look into your ingredients This is really causing a lot higher incidence of diabetes, but it’s also resulting in higher blood pressure So that’s the one thing, it’s really not good for you. I mean You really want to try to avoid it as much as you can you and again you’re gonna find it’s in some cereals It’s in just look at any ingredients. You know the ingredients I think most everyone knows is the the first few ingredients that are the highest in Concentration and you’ll be that high fructose syrup is up in their top few ingredients in many products Yeah it was a less expensive way to manufacture food, and so it came very prevalent, and it tastes good You know it’s sweet It tastes good, so people like it, I’m telling you if you want to make one change to your diet That would be it, we’re gonna name a couple other things that might be surprising to you Another one is you have to watch your alcohol intake, you know for men they recommend not any more than two drinks a day And for women not more than one so And you know if you’re gonna have you know the big 44-ounce beers that wouldn’t work That’s a good point They have size recommendation What counts as one drink so if you get the wine glass that You know it looks like a, and you fill it up to the top yeah, you can put a whole bottle in there you can put a whole bottle in there The other one probably is not any surprise to anybody would be smoking, it’s gonna definitely raise blood pressure So let’s get to the new guidelines here Brad. Where did my marker go? That’s right here Bob I’m gonna stand up Lonnie if that’s all right If it cuts his head off don’t worry about it. They can look at me instead So these are new guidelines that came out what they consider normal now is 120 over 80 and if you’re below that you know keep up the good work you’re doing a good job, okay I’m just gonna go by what they’re recommending on this and then we’ll talk about some of the opposing views of it It’s considered elevated if You’re in the range from 120 to 129 or 80 over 80 so this is again systolic over diastolic The one that I tend to find you know changes the most From depending on what kind of stress you’re on is the upper number The lower number seems to be a little more stable, have you found that to be true or not Brad? Yeah, I don’t have any input on that, okay High now they have it broken down in stages High stage one is if you’re in the 130 to 139 for a systolic and 80 to 89 for diastolic Can you read these okay Lonnie? High stage two is 140 or higher 90 over or higher then you can be in that stage two so if you’re in you know If you’re in the elevated you want to keep an eye on it You know you’re gonna start monitoring to make sure it’s not getting higher, if you’re high stage one This is when you want to maybe making some lifestyle change, getting rid of that high-fructose corn syrup Maybe exercising more you know Sleeping more getting stress out of your life or you may want to start taking medications At 140 over 90 they do recommend taking medications at that point And you know this is called a hypertensive crisis is when you’re at 180 over 120 or more And I’ve had patients that have been there, right It’s time to get that down Consult the doctor immediately, right, so but now having said all this there was a Kind of a rebuke of this by it was in JAMA JAMA and if you’re in the medical field you know that’s a highly respected journal, yeah By the University of Sydney and Bond University And they’re saying these guidelines could be a little bit dangerous because what they’re finding is that One thing systolic blood pressure, which is the the top one has poor Reproducibility in other words a lot of the monitors do not Monitor it correctly and so you may be getting some numbers that are not really accurate and so you’re gonna make recommendations based upon inaccurate numbers the other thing they’re saying is that 80% of the people If they were diagnosed as hypertensive under these guidelines. They would get no Benefits from going on to the medicine. They’d be better off Just not going on the medicine themselves, so the medicine was not bringing the blood pressure down It would bring it down, but they’re saying is they didn’t have any other risk factors And so that they really didn’t need to be on the medicine, okay, so With high blood pressure you look at more than just that number, the doctor should be looking at some other Symptoms that the body may present with yeah, they just said right Exactly if you’ve got the high blood pressure, the doctor should be looking at the other risk factors that you have to say Hey, you know you got a high blood pressure, but everything else looks fine So maybe we really don’t need to and that’s why you need to have your doctor involved on this. We’re not trying to I’m just saying don’t panic if you’re in these numbers Go see your doctor then to discuss it with them And say you know do I really need to be on medication or there’s other choices? Do I really have risk factors? So yeah, I don’t know if I should bring this up now Bob, but you know 30 to 40 years ago I don’t remember the date, but at one time This 140 over 90 was considered normal, okay. Yep, I remember this I actually remember those numbers being fine So well I don’t know at that time were people dying left and right of heart attacks or having strokes I don’t know what the correlation is but I actually had these numbers when I was in my 20s late 20s and early 30s And I changed my lifestyle to bring them down And I didn’t use any medication just basically aerobic exercise, took care of it very nicely Yeah, so I mean we’re telling you not to panic here And that’s one thing that you know that this study was worried Is that people are gonna get in these You know stages where they should be treated And they’re gonna get depressed or it can raise their anxiety level, which brings your blood pressure up even more That’s exactly what they said Brad, it compounds, so you know They’re saying for the majority of people who are at low risk and not recommended for drug treatment about 25 million The doctors should not label them as hypertensive because again the doctors should support healthy choices But you know if you label them once with that. They’re gonna say you know I’m hypertensive and like you said, they get anxious They get depressed they get you know that causes all sorts of other issues It’s just a snowball effect to make the person less healthy than they really need to be because they’re not relaxed Yeah, so I think from the doctor standpoint what they’re saying is you know You recommend the healthy choices you watch their blood pressure And you see what happens and if it gets better on their own obviously you didn’t have to worry them in the first case so Speaking about hypertensive I just thought of something Bob, normally You’re a lot taller than me, but now when I’m sitting you’re standing how does that look Lonnie? Quite a contrast I imagine. Remember Brad and I, you know we gotta say it on this one, Yeah, we can fix just about anything except for a broken heart And we can’t fix the high blood pressure either apparently so thanks for watching