How to lower down blood pressure

High blood pressure can be frequently found among the factors that increase the risk of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Having in mind that the statistical data show that heart diseases and strokes are among the leading causes of death around the word, and especially in developed countries, we all need to know what causes high blood pressure and how to keep it under control. In this article, you can learn what the main reasons of high blood pressure are and how to control this condition.

What causes high blood pressure?

The blood pressure can be defined as the measure of the force with which the blood exerts pressure on the walls of the blood vessels. In normal conditions, the heart pumps blood through the blood vessels, which transport and feed blood to all parts of the human body. The normal blood pressure is estimated on the values of 80 and 120 (the higher value is for the systolic blood pressure and the lower value is for the diastolic blood pressure). In case of high blood pressure (which is also called hypertension) the heart pumps blood faster and works harder, which leads to deposition of “plaques“, causing arteriosclerosis which is among the main reasons for heart failure. Doctors and scientists are still not sure about what exactly causes high blood pressure, but they have established several causes that contribute to high blood pressure, such as obesity, smoking, stress, age, poor physical activity, kidney disease, genetics, high and frequent consumption of alcohol, eating extremely salty foods etc. Based on the risk factors, there are different manners in which you could prevent and treat high blood pressure.


Books for dummies

In the distant 1991, the first “For Dummies” book was introduced. It was a book on how to use the Microsoft DOS command prompt. The difference between that book and many other books that had the same (or similar) subject was that this book was written for beginners, people who had no previous knowledge on the subject. The point was that you could learn how to do something without being expert at it before. You were simply requested to follow the book step by step, as most things were explained step by step and an average person was able to learn a lot from it. Of course, you could not expect to gain some expert knowledge from this book, but that was not the point anyway.


The thing is that the book was surprisingly popular and a few years later another For Dummies book was released. The second title was about Windows – and that is how one of the biggest franchises was born. We have more than 1800 For Dummies books there days; and their subjects vary greatly. Make no mistake: not all titles are in relation to computing and technologies. Those books cover most great fields of human occupation, such as physics and medicine; but there are also book about various activities such as bird keeping, sports and even sex. For any subject you are not expert on, you might want to consult one of those books. The thing is that you can learn a lot from them and once you do that, you will be ready for more advanced literature related to the specific subject.

Free Zodiac Signs

From the beginning of time, people have been looking in the skies for directions. The stars were there to literally show them their way, but today we search for different guidance when we gaze in the sky. In plain terms, astrology is the study that shows us how the correlation between the stars can influence our daily lives or some global event.

Astrologers think that the location of the moon, sun and other planets can determine one’s character and personality traits, as well as influence daily events and circumstances. Many people believe that the stars can determine their fate, but astrologers say that the planet’s influence is at the end, just an influence and we all determine our destiny with our free will and the power of choice.

However, astrology is a strong tool with which we can predict our future and understand our behavior or the behavior of others. There are 12 signs in the zodiac, each one is different and every one of them has positive and negative traits. There are no good or bad signs, they are all equal and depending on your sign you can say that you like or dislike some of the other signs. When someone asks you what your sign is, they mean about your sun sign or the sign where the sun was placed on the time of your birth. Even though many people are born with the same sign, that doesn’t mean they are all the same because there are 9 other planets that determine one’s personality. Read the details about all free Zodiac Signs to understand the study of astrology better.