High Blood Pressure

Natural Approach for Curing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is particularly dangerous to health as there are no specific symptoms of the disease. This ‘silent killer’ is the result of the blood vessels becoming constricted and narrow. High blood pressure or hypertension occurs as a result of many associated factors. To name a few: obesity, unbalanced diet, stress, sedentary lifestyle, smoking and alcohol abuse.

There are a number of antihypertensive medications that are routinely prescribed to reduce blood pressure. Since these medicines do not remove the underlying causes mentioned above, their effect may at times be temporary and hypertension may return if the medicines are discontinued.

In recent times, an increasing number of people are opting for natural ways to cure high blood pressure.

Listed here are some of these natural ways.

Obesity is one major reason for high blood pressure. Reducing excess fat by exercising regularly is one of the ways to reduce blood pressure. The key to exercise is consistency and moderation. You should exercise regularly and not over exert or exhaust yourself. You should also strive to reduce your total calorie intake as this helps to reduce fats and cut down on body weight.
A reduction in dietary salt intake is also advised for high blood pressure patients. Avoid eating fast food and heavily salted processed foods such as potato chips.

High blood pressure patients should adopt the DASH diet. Eating two or more helpings of fresh fruit and vegetables daily is good for them. This provides the daily requirement of potassium and magnesium.

The use of alcoholic beverages has to be limited to keep blood pressure under control. Use of tobacco and beverages containing caffeine should be avoided or restricted.

Since meditation and Yoga also has a relaxing effect, these can be incorporated in one's daily routine. Other means of relaxation can include inspirational reading and listening to soothing music and sounds depending on one's interest and wish.