Regular exercise and a healthy diet are crucial if, like many of us with PCOS, you suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension as it’s also known.
The heart has to pump five or six liters of blood around the body every minute, which is no mean feat. If the arteries become narrower partly as a result of high blood pressure, the job becomes more difficult – just as blowing through a drinking straw requires more effort than blowing through a garden hose!
A healthier lifestyle can help reverse high blood pressure, which, if neglected, weakens the artery walls, making it easier for them to rupture and so raising the risk of a stroke or heart attack. High blood pressure can also interrupt blood flow to the brain.
Not only that. If the heart has to work harder to pump blood, its main muscle thickens, which can lead to a condition known as hypertensive heart disease. This is where the heart’s pumping chambers change shape and eventually become so weak that the heart cannot pump enough blood to reach all of the body’s tissues.
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