Wednesday, June 1, 2011

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) – What Is It? How Can It Be Treated Using Natural Medicine?

High blood pressure is simp put difficulty for the heart to pump the blood to all of the parts of the boy and this is why in the beginning of high blood pressure the heart muscle thickens. High blood pressure has been called the silent killer because in the beginning it could go on without producing any symptoms. Also there are two main kinds of high blood pressure one that makes up for 90-95% of cases of hypertension is what's called Essential Hypertension. In essential hypertension the exact cause of the high blood pressure are not known. The other 5-10 % of cases are what is called secondary hypertension. In the case of secondary hypertension we know what is causing the high blood pressure.

So what is considered High Blood Pressure?


ClassificationSystolic PressureDiastolic Pressure
Stage 1140-15990-99
Stage 2160 or higher100 or higher
Isolated Systolic Hypertension 140or higher90 or lower


What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?

As I mentioned at the start, mild to moderate hypertension is usually asymptomatic. This means that produces no visible symptoms. For this reason high blood pressure has been call the silent killer. Because even though it doesn't cause symptoms it can cause heart disease, stroke as well as sight and kidney complications.


What can be done about high blood pressure?

Top five life style changes to help prevent high blood pressure:

  1. Weight lose has been found to help prevent development of high blood pressure and to assist in it treatment.
  2. Reduce dietary sugar
  3. Reduce excess sodium(salt) in the diet
  4. Discontinuing the use of tobacco and alcohol consumption
  5. Reducing stress
Top two natural supplements that can be taken to help prevent and lower high blood pressure:

  1. Niacin – vitamin B3
  2. Omega 3 fatty acids
Herbs that can be helpful in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure:

  1. Garlic
  2. Green tea
  3. Olive leaf
  4. Hawthorn berries
  5. Ginkgo biloba
  6. Cayenne
  7. Rauwolfia serpentine (sarpaganda
  8. Parsley
  9. Aloe Vera
  10. Reishi
  11. Black Cohosh root
If you know that high blood pressure runs in your family don't wait until it's too late. Have your blood pressure checked today and once a year minimum.


1 comment:

  1. reducing salt intake is not essential EXCEPT for the rare patient..... salt is essential for human life