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  1. 1. Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure and Jaundice Introduction of High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is a common name for hypertension.This is one of the leading cause of coma, heart disease and so death today. The bigger dangerwith this symptom is that the person having high blood pressure may not realize that he or she issuffering from this condition unless it shows its symptoms very suddenly causing damage to thebodily organ like heart, brain, kidney or liver.High Blood Pressure itself is a very dangerouscondition as this may damage to other vital organs of the body and once these vital organs getdamaged, they may cause even death of a person suddenlyDefinition of High BloodPressureHypertension or High B. Pressure is the condition in which the pressure of the bloodcaused by pumping of the heart is increased and goes beyond normal values. The humanheartbeat has two distinct phases; the systole when the heart beats, and the minute phase when ittakes rest - diastole. During both the phases, the heart exerts pressure on the blood and so on thetiny and big blood vessels.The blood pressure can be measured by a device called assphygmomanometer. This is tied around the arm and then the air is filled up so the cuff putspressure on the arteries. With the help of stethoscope, the pulse is heard and then the b. pressureis measured. The upper limit is known as systolic b. pressure and the lower one is known asdiastolic blood pressure.The normal values range from person to person, however, the normalrange comes as for systole; 120-140 and for diastole 80-90. the b. pressure is measured inmillimeter of mercury or in short mm/hg. So the ideal blood pressure lies in between 120-140/80-90 mm/hg or mmhg.Even before the actual hypertension or High Blood Pressure sets in, there arecertain conditions. If the persons systolic and diastolic blood pressure is looming between 120-139 and 80-89, then it is an indication of the hypertension in the future. This warning is known aspre-hypertension phase. If the care is taken during this phase, one can prevent hypertension in thefuture.In Ayurveda, the hypertension or High Blood Pressure is called as Rakta gata Vata. It issaid that when the Vata Dosha gets vitiated and seats in the entire blood of the body, thesymptoms produce is known as High Blood Pressure.Types of High Blood PressureIn modernmedical science, it is recognized by two distinct types; essential hypertension and malignanthypertension. There are lot many other hypertension types like white collar hypertension, portalhypertension etc. but at this juncture it could be irrelevant.Essential hypertension - this High BloodPressure occurs due to an increase in the systolic blood pressure of the heart and generally it isrelated with the advanced age. This is the common condition found in most of the people whocross the middle age. This symptom can be tackled with the proper precautions. Indeed, peoplehaving essential hypertension are known to live up to a ripe old age also. The condition is knownas primary hypertension.Malignant hypertension - this occurs due to any disorders of any vitalorgans of the human body. Brain, liver, kidney are considered as most vital organs. Hormonalimbalance can also bring the condition called hypertension in some cases. The attacks during thiscondition are very fatal and needs immediate medical attention. The entire condition is commonlycalled as secondary hypertension.Causes of High Blood PressureSince the High Blood Pressurecan be caused by any of the three bodily humor; Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha, thecauses can also be different. There are many other exacerbating factors of High Blood Pressure in
  2. 2. the perspective of the three doshas of the body.* High Blood Pressure caused by Vata Dosha canbe increased due to mental anxiety, stress, tension and worries.* High Blood Pressure caused byPitta Dosha can be increased due to some strong mental emotions like anger, hatred, jealousyand shock.* High Blood Pressure caused due to Kapha Dosha can be increased due to malignantfactors like malfunctioning of the vital organs.In the modern medical science i.e. essential andmalignant hypertension can be caused due to following reasons;Essential hypertension isgenerally idiopathic. Idiopathic means there is no perfect cause. However, following factors maycontribute to produce hypertension.* Diet. This includes foods having too much salt, fried andspicy food.* Aging. The systolic pressure can be increased due to aging.* Hereditary factors. It canrun in families.Malignant hypertension can be caused due to the main problems with the vitalorgans of the body like brain, liver and kidneys. Renal fibrosis, adrenal gland tumors, CushingSyndrome, Wilms tumor are some of the condition that can lead to hypertension. However, mostprevalent causes are problems related to kidneys like renal failure, glomerulonephritis and renalvascular obstruction.Symptoms of High Blood PressureHigh Blood Pressure brings lot manyproblems to an individual. Here are some of the symptoms related with hypertension.* A personfeels regular giddiness, dizziness and sometimes a feeling of instability.* Slightest exertion cancause dyspnoea i.e. breathlessness.* Palpitations are not so uncommon in hypertension.* Most ofthe people suffering from the High Blood Pressure are not having good sleep. So insomnia is thefactor found in hypertension.* The digestive system may play truant in a person having High BloodPressure. There may be regular constipation.Complication of High Blood PressureHigh BloodPressure can affect several organs of the human body when the pressure becomes too high. Thefollowing are some of the common complications.* In extreme cases, arteries supplying the bloodto the brain may also be hemorrhaged. This is known as cerebral hemorrhage which can lead toparalysis or permanent damage of the brain.* Capillaries that supply the blood to retina of the eyesare very narrow. Due to hypertension, they can rupture and cause bleeding inside the eyes. Thismay appear as red eyes.* High Blood Pressure is commonly associated with the myocardialinfarctions. Heart attacks are often considered as advanced stage or as a complication of thehypertension. There may be other causes that can cause myocardial infarction.Transmission ofHigh Blood PressureThis is not a contagious disease i.e. this cant be spread by touching or can besuffered if you are in contact with a person who is having hypertension. High Blood Pressure is anindividual disorder and hence cant be transmitted to any other person by contact. But this isknown hereditary condition.Prevention and care of High Blood PressureA person havinghypertension should take lot of precautions or care to control these symptoms to avoid dangeroussituations. An aggravation of the High Blood Pressure could be fatal to an individual. There aresome precautions that can be useful preventing the hypertension. These are mentioned below*Take rest as much as possible. A person should not remain waked up until late nights or to rise uptoo early.* Stick to the dietary regimen given by the doctor.* Latest researches show that breathingtechnique (pranayama) and yoga postures are extremely useful treating the High Blood Pressure.*Some of the people advice light massage therapy that can bring the blood circulation in a normalmanner throughout the body.* Mental stress should be avoided by all means. Anxiety, depression,tensions and worries are surely going to contribute in creating hypertension. A person should be
  3. 3. kept happy in his or her mood.* Heavy exercise and fast running should be avoided. This maydamage the blood vessel due to high in blood pressure.* Be in pleasant atmosphere, walk aroundsea shore, gardens and other cooling places.Diet for High Blood PressureThe bodily humors arenot in a normal position when one is suffering from the hypertension. They are disturbed and needto be brought back to their normal mood. Hence the diet to be followed must be pacifying all thethree body doshas. Here are some precautions to be followed* Among fruits, banana, guavas,oranges and apples are considered to be good for treating the hypertension.* The patient shouldgive up the salt, spice and oil in food. They are good as much as restricted.* Red meat should beavoided by all means. This is said to be triggering factor for High Blood Pressure.* Chocolates,sweets, canned foods, junk foods, cold drinks are not good for hypertension and for over allhealth.* Carbohydrates rich vegetable must be taken in order to keep your bowel soothe. They aregood for your intestines and bowel movements. This will prevent the constipation, which istriggering factor for creating hypertension.* Hydrogenated oils must be totally eliminated from thedaily diet. Ghee and butter can be taken but in a very specific quantity. These must be made upfrom cows milk.* Useful vegetables are bitter gourd, drumsticks and corianders. Colocasia andyellow pumpkin must be avoided.* Light and easy to digest diet is to be taken like corn flakes andrice flakes.* Refined flour items must be avoided like pizza, breads etc.Ayurvedic treatment forHigh Blood PressureSince ancient times, proponents of Ayurveda have been researching andpracticing various herbs in the treatment for High Blood Pressure. There are lot many herbs thatcan be used for the same. They can either be taken as single drug extract or can be used as incombination as formula.Garlic is said to be beneficial in treating the hypertension. Rudraksha,arjuna, sarpagandha, brahmi, ashwagandha, alfalfa etc are proven for their efficacy towards thecondition called hypertension or High Blood Pressure.Jaundiced is the way you look when youhave something wrong with you liver and from the laymans point of view that is the simplest wayto explain it. The cause must be investigated by a professional for it may be a symptom ofhepatitis or a problem associated with the gall bladder, or it may be the use of certain drugs whichhas given the yellow hue to the skin and a dingy tinge to the eyes.Yellow jaundice is not an illnessin itself but judging by the remedies suggested for treating it the ancient medics obviously felt thatsympathetic medicine in the form of anything golden yellow could be used. These ranged fromcopious quantities of carrot juice to wormwood, horehound, sheeps dung, ale and rum all stewedup in water and also included all the yellow plants amber, gold cloth, walnuts, wormseed andbrimstone - after surviving which you could survive anything!One of the medicines prescribed tocure jaundice was a purgative made of chamomile, senna, ginger and jalap (from the ipomoeaplant) and jalap (from the ipomoea plant) and it is presumably from this source that the slang wordfor medicine - jollop - arose. You can make yourself feel more comfortable by eating asparagus,globe artichokes and kelp and by drinking a great deal of barley water. You may also add Epsomsalts to your bath water to relieve the aches and pains but I do not think that the very ancientremedy of dropping an uncorked bottle of your urine into a stream and waiting hopefully for youryellow appearance to die away as do the waters in the stream will bring much comfort. If you hadhepatitis this could be positively antisocial.One old country remedy involved taking the first milkfrom the cow after calving and giving it to the patient. Such milk is full of good things not to be
  4. 4. found in any other milking so this remedy is not as improbable as it sounds.Stroke