TREATING HYPERTENSION WITHOUT MEDICATION Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. Your heart pumps blood with some pressure so that it will be able to reach all part of your body. This is important because your cells need the nutrient and oxygen-rich blood for their energy requirement. But sometimes extra pressure is exerted by your heart and this causes your blood pressure level to go very high. The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension. A blood pressure of 140/90 and above means you have ahigh blood pressure.A lot of people are not aware that they have hypertension and this is because the symptoms ofhypertension are similar with those of other health conditions. This is also the reason why it hasbeen tagged as the “silent killer”. High blood pressure increases your risk of having a heartdisease, kidney failure, eye damage and stroke.When you have high blood pressure you are most likely to have two or more of the followingsymptoms: • Head heaviness • Chest palpitations • Shortness of breath • Nose bleeding
• Face or eye turns red • Disturbed sleep • Sore back and/or knees • Short temper • Lightheadedness, vertigo or dizziness • Fatigue • Visual problemsHypertension is classified as primary or essential hypertension and secondary hypertension.When there is no identifiable underlying condition causing high blood pressure this is known asprimary or essential hypertension. But when there is an identifiable underlying condition whichcauses hypertension to develop this is called secondary hypertension.Some of these health conditions are kidney problem, pregnancy, medical side effects, arsenicexposure, congenital blood vessel defects, and potassium deficiency. There is also the whitecoat hypertension or syndrome wherein your blood pressure increases in front of medicalpeople such as doctors and nurses or clinical atmosphere. The cause of this is due to yourmental state during the measurement of your blood pressure and by the atmosphere.Hypertension risk factors are divided into two namely changeable and unchangeable riskfactors. Changeable risk factors are those which can lower or even cure your high bloodpressure with some consistent effort. Unchangeable risk factors are those factors which cannotbe lower even with maximum effort.A lot of people with hypertension can manage their blood pressure by following some homeremedies to lower their blood pressure.
Home Remedies: • Lessen your salt/sodium intake. This will help enhance hypertension treatment, lessen cardiovascular disease and your blood pressure will go down by 5.1/2.17mmHg. • Go for healthy food. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables & greens, low-fat dairy products. Take soluble fiber, whole grains in moderation. Lessen on foods which use saturated fat. • Exercise regularly. Thirty to sixty minutes exercise or workout on a regular basis will greatly improve your blood pressure level. • Limit you alcohol intake. Not more than nine standard drinks a week for women and fourteen drinks per week for men. Too much alcohol intake can raise your blood pressure. Or better yet stop drinking alcohol. • Quit smoking. Need I say more? • Maintain a manageable healthy weight. A person’s weight is divided by his or her height is known as body mass index (BMI). The normal BMI is 18.5-24-9/m2. • Manage stress. Stress can contribute to the elevation of your blood pressure. Relaxation methods and behavioral therapy can help in managing your hypertension. For more natural ways to lower your blood pressure please consult with a naturopathic doctor for further assistance. They can provide you with safe, natural and effective treatments without the use of drugs. Learn more about Natural Remedies for Hypertension here.