If you have high blood pressure or have an elevated blood pressure over 180/90, you need to limit your intake of blood thinners, as well as the amount of sodium you consume, because it can slow down the formation of new blood clots in the arteries, which can cause heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications.
It also lowers the chance of your arteries becoming clogged by clots.
If you are overweight or obese, your blood pressure may be even higher than 180/100.
Blood pressure is an important measure of how much pressure your heart is carrying.
A higher blood pressure means your heart pumps more blood and can pump harder.
A lower blood pressure will cause your heart to pump less blood and will not produce as much pressure.