Recent research has unveiled that just under one hundred million US citizens currently suffer from high blood pressure. This is a worrying statistic and is making health professionals up and down the country sit up and take notice.
This one hundred million number is around 30 per cent of the entire adult population of the USA. Worldwide, statistics show that around one sixth of the population of the world suffer from high blood pressure. As you can see, this is a global problem, and we need to think of new ways to combat this exponential rise in high blood pressure sufferers.
Medical professionals often say that high blood pressure is a “silent killer”. You can live for many years with little to no symptoms, and will likely go undetected until the problem becomes serious and needs to be treated immediately. It is not uncommon for chronic high blood pressure sufferers to have an increased risk of such life threatening strokes, heart attack & even heart failure.
How To Measure High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure can be best described as the force at which a person’s blood is being pushed against the walls of your blood vessels in the body. It is usually measured in what is known as “millimetres of Mercury” (mm Hg). It is recorded as two numbers, such as 120/70 mm Hg. The 120 figure is the pressure at which an individual’s heart beats. Similarly, the 70 figure is the pressure at which an individual’s heart is at rest before it beats again. A normal blood pressure is thought to be 120/80 mm Hg.
Can certain strains help reduce blood pressure? Here are our recommendations:
This is one of the more popular strains which has become the “go to strain” for sufferers who are looking to reduce their high blood pressure. We have heard of anecdotal evidence which shows that regular usage can reduce blood pressure. It is also a great strain for sufferers of chronic fatigue, as well as certain attention deficit disorders.
The genetics of Sour Diesel are kept secretly, but many people believe that the strain is a mix of Northern Lights and Chemdawg. Beware though, as this strain can have a psychoactive effect, as the strain has a THC concentration level of around 22%, with a CBD concentration of just 0.2%. The strain is able to exert its effect by helping to slowly reduce stress, which will then result in a lower blood pressure.