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So you've been told that blood pressure is the problem, you've taken it or maybe you feel that it is naturally. My name is Mark Brinson, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Physical Medicine and Human Performance Specialist hoping that I can maybe help you out with this just a little bit. Blood pressure is a really complicated thing. It can happen anything from physical problems that you maybe having all the way to as simple as anxiety. Some of the best things that you can do is first of all, try to identify the stress factors that you have in life. Now when I say stress factors, that could mean stress like you have a job or boss or money problems but it could also be stresses that are stressing you physically. So maybe something to do with your job that's more physical or it could just be that you're carrying extra weight. So let's talk about this from a couple different aspects; no. 1 with your weight. If you're thirty pounds or more over your ideal body weight, that's a significant stress on your cardio-vascular and it will be a good idea to start to do a few things to help reduce that body fat and reduce those pounds. One of the best things that you can do is eat a little more often, roughly about every three hours is going to help with that significantly. Also your food choices and portions are really important when we're talking about blood pressure. So things with more natural grains particularly oatmeal can help with cholesterol levels and cardio-vascular disease. Intake of water of course is very important, at least two liters a day. Now with exercise, it doesn't have to be all or nothing, it can be something as simple as a walk in the morning or a walk in the evening. Having that period where you raise your heart rate at least fifteen to twenty minutes per day, three to five times a week can be significant as far as lowering your blood pressure. So remember, identify your stressers, make sure that you try to eat right and healthy, make sure that you try to drop any extra pounds that you may have and add just a little bit of exercise into your life and you'll notice your significant drop in blood pressure beginning almost right away. My name is Mark Brinson, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Physical Medicine and Human Performance Specialist wishing you a great day.