High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure: Natural Cures

High blood pressure was until not too long ago, considered to be a problem that affects only middle and old age people. Today, however this health problem is known to affect even people who are under thirty years of age. Lifestyle, diet, stress and genetic disposition are some of the factors that have contributed to this trend.

The main thing to remember is that the problem should be treated as early as possible before it becomes unmanageable. The use of natural cures as a treatment option should be encouraged, as these are free from side effects, unlike the scheduled drugs routinely prescribed by doctors.

Natural treatment for treating hypertension focuses on a healthier lifestyle, a more nutritious and fat free diet and exercise. This line of treatment prevents the complications and side effects experienced by people who use medicines for treating hypertension. Natural cures also emphasize on using herbs and everyday food items as medicines to treat high blood pressure.

There are a number of other schools and branches of medical science such as Homeopathy, acupressure and acupuncture that have solutions and treatment for high blood pressure. Exploring these alternatives is a very good idea.

Let us look at some of the simple solutions and remedies for high blood pressure.

Carry out  some form of physical exercise everyday in the morning for at least thirty minutes. This helps to reduce the blood volume by excreting excess water through perspiration. Intensive physical exercise is a natural diuretic and helps you to loose excess water and salt. It promotes overall physical health and promotes a sense of well being.

Cholesterol is also responsible for narrowing the blood vessels by the formation of plaque. Reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. Increase the amount of fish, vegetables, fruit, whole grain cereals and nuts as these foods help to reduce blood cholesterol and in the process reduce hypertension.

Reduce the amount of salt in your food. Eat fewer processed foods as these foods contain a high amount of sodium and use alternative flavorings to enhance the flavor of food.

Avoid taking large amount of alcohol, since heavy drinking increases the blood pressure. Drink plenty of water instead.

Try to remain stress free. Recreation is very important for you to relax. Try to enjoy your life every moment. Take part in sports, watch movies, and socialize with friends to relax your mind.