High blood pressure levels. Are you in the RED? How about when your pain spikes? New studies have showed that blood pressure spikes and/or high blood pressure is becoming a common test to determine pain as it is one of the body's reactions to pain symptoms. Chronic Pain Patients should keep an eye on their BP.
11 Foods Scientifically Proven to Lower Your Blood Pressure
"Researchers found that beetroot juice intake reduces blood pressure by 4-10 mm Hg in just a few hours. A reduction of at least 5 mm Hg in blood pressure reduces your risk of a life-ending stroke by 14% and cardiovascular diseases by 9%."
Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.