The fatal link: diabetes and blood pressure

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The fatal link: diabetes and blood pressure

High blood pressure is called a non-infectious epidemic that has long been sweeping the world. Diabetes, obesity, unhealthy habits and sedentary lifestyles combine with hypertension to cause strokes and cardiovascular diseases. High blood pressure is one of the most common symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes. What is the connection between these diseases? How can we use diet, natural supplements and exercise to regulate blood pressure?

Blood pressure and diabetes: how to stop the "silent killers"

People with type 2 diabetes are often held hostage by high blood pressure. To date, doctors do not know the causes of hypertension in diabetes, but there are factors that contribute to its appearance:

  • Overweight, obesity;
  • Improper diet with a high content of fat and salt;
  • Chronic inflammatory processes in the body;
  • Sedentary lifestyle.

Hypertension, like type 2 diabetes, doctors call "silent killers". As the disease initially has no obvious symptoms, patients do not always understand what is happening to them. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) surveyed patients with type 2 diabetes in 2013. More than half of diabetics at risk for cardiovascular disease reported seeing a doctor with a complaint of high blood pressure.

Signs of hypertension: from headaches to shortness of breath

Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases in the world. The affliction is characterized by the fact that the pressure in the arteries rises dramatically as the heart pumps blood throughout the body. Hypertension causes palpitations, dizziness and movement coordination problems.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure and vision loss, the American Heart Association AHA confirms

AHA experts have identified signs of dangerous blood pressure levels: severe headaches, shortness of breath and nosebleeds. During hypertension, blood circulates too fast because of the heart and blood vessels.

Constant high blood pressure is dangerous to the cardiovascular system: it wears down the heart muscle and over time deforms and dilates it

A 2008 ADA clinical study suggests that most patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypertension sooner or later. Americans in their 20s had blood pressure readings of 140/90 mm Hg or higher.

Blood pressure levels:

  • Optimal blood pressure: the systolic (upper) blood pressure is no more than 120 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure is less than 80 mm Hg;
  • Normal blood pressure is a pressure in the range 120-129 mm Hg (systolic) and 80-84 mm Hg (diastolic);
  • High normal pressure: the systolic pressure is 130-139 mm Hg and diastolic pressure is 85-89 mm Hg.

How does diabetes affect my blood pressure?

American scientists believe that patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Data from the American Diabetes Association also support a link between the occurrence of kidney disease and retinopathy with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Clinical studies by the American Heart Association prove that long-term hypertension accelerates cognitive impairment, causing dementia and Alzheimer's disease, because the blood vessels in the brain become vulnerable to constant pressure spikes

Diabetes is not the only factor that affects blood pressure. Doctors also name the other most common causes of hypertension: heart disease in the family, hypodynamia, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, being overweight, elevated cholesterol levels and eating fatty and salty foods.

Chronic diseases that can also provoke high blood pressure are kidney disease, diabetes and apnea. For patients with diabetes, doctors recommend having their blood pressure checked by a doctor's office 4 times a year.

How to stop the development of hypertension?

A healthy, balanced diet, moderate exercise at home or outdoors and extra natural supplements can effectively stop the development of high blood pressure.

Be sure to have vegetables, unsweetened fruit, lean meat and fish, whole grains and dairy products on your plate. Give up trans fats, sugar, white bread, salty, fried and smoked foods.

You can also add a natural homeopathic medicine Curalin, one of the latest developments of Israeli scientists to maintain the health of people with type 2 diabetes. The natural supplement is based on the latest developments in Israeli medicine and the principles of ancient Ayurveda.


"Curalin contains 9 organic extracts of the leaves, fruits and roots of plants (Chinese bitter melon, amla, cinnamon, Picrorhiza kurroa, Kuril tea, turmeric), which:

  • Lower blood sugar levels;
  • Cleanse the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Promote weight loss;
  • Normalize carbohydrate metabolism, pancreatic, liver and kidney function;
  • Helps reduce high blood pressure.

According to a clinical study of Israeli doctors: 72% of patients with type 2 diabetes after a month of taking Curalin glucose levels fell by 0.94%.

Healthy weight, adequate sleep, quitting smoking

Excess weight and lack of sleep also contribute to the development of hypertension. Moderate physical activity, walking, swimming or light gymnastics on a mat can help lose weight and reduce pressure on blood vessels. People with type 2 diabetes who are already experiencing hypertension also need to stop smoking and drinking alcohol. These bad habits increase blood pressure and the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Healthy, adequate sleep plays a huge role in overall well-being, diabetes management and cardiovascular disease prevention. Heart disease, hypertension and stroke are directly related to constant lack of sleep.

Patients with diabetes who have already been diagnosed with hypertension should have their blood pressure checked regularly under the supervision of a doctor. For hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors prescribe medication, but this approach is effective only with a healthy and active lifestyle. Diet, adequate sleep, taking natural supplements and exercises give amazing results, increasing the quality of life and life expectancy.

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