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There are atleast 970 million people worldwide who have been living with High blood pressure (hypertension) as on date.
The World Health Organization-WHO rates hypertension as one of the most important causes of premature death worldwide as the problem is invariably increasing each day. Based on the current scenario & projections, the estimated adults living with high blood pressure by 2025 will be 1.56 billion. The disorder now is just not limited to old aged people of 50 years & above but even the younger generation has been found suffering through the same.
Factors influencing Hypertension:
The ideal blood pressure for people wishing to have good health is below 120 over 80 (120/80). Several factors which can be directly or inversely proportional hypertension are:
Include age (blood pressure usually increases with age)
Excessive alcohol consumption,
Lack of exercise, obesity,
Sleep apnea, stress and family history of hypertension.
What is Hypertension?
In Scientific terms, when the blood flows from the heart through the arteries, it creates pressure against the arteries walls. In case of hypertension, this pressure exceeds the normal range. The elevated blood pressure has very serious consequences as it damages the arteries, kidneys, and heart. Hypertension coupled with diabetes exponentially increases the damage if left un-controlled. Due to lack of appropriate knowledge 30% of those who suffer from this disorder don’t realize they have it which is all the more dangerous because it has no warning signs or symptoms and hence it is important for each one of us to not to ignore health related issues and take pro-active measures as it’s rightly said “Precaution is better than cure”
There usually are no symptoms of hypertension, which is why it’s been dubbed the silent killer. But if blood pressure climbs to extreme highs, one might experience a severe headache, chest pain, vision changes or a nosebleed or blood in urine. Hypertension can be best prevented by adjusting your lifestyle i.e. with proper diet and exercise. Though difficult but it is important to maintain a healthy weight, reduce salt intake, keep a tab on the alcohol consumption & adopt and practice stress free life.
Fortunately Nature has always helped us with the best of the “Mantra” for all our problems; below are some proven remedies for Hypertension
1) Home Remedies:
Eating 8 – 10 raw almonds every day can be beneficial as it has monounsaturated fats, which help to reduce the inflammation in the arteries thus reduce the blood pressure level.
Coconut water is rich in potassium and other important nutrients. Coconut water is shown to significantly lower blood pressure levels in most of the people who drink it.
Turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that help to decrease the inflammation through out the body. This results in maintaining a healthy blood flow and in reducing the blood pressure.
Garlic contains antibacterial, antioxidant and anti hypertension substance called Allicin. It is another powerful food that naturally reduces the blood pressure. Chew one clove of garlic in the morning for best results.
Healthy food is a solution to every health issues. What you eat really does matter! To control the blood pressure, one must consume organic cereals like Dalia(Corn, Barley, Bajra, Jowar, Wheat), Oats, Wheat Flakes. Balance diet do helps to maintain blood circulation in your body which eventually leads to allow required pumping of blood to your arteries.
2) Ayurveda Remedies:
Ayurveda sees high blood pressure as an imbalance in the Doshas and aims at correcting it. Ayurvedic herbs for controlling hypertension include Gokshura, Arjuna, Sarpagandha and Shankhapushpi. These herbs have anti-oxidant properties and reduce high blood pressure by relieving stress, reduce angina, and sooth the body.
3) Natural Remedies:
3.1 To reduce Stress: Natural Essential Oil are extracted from plants, flowers, herbs through distillation. Research shows that healing property within essential oils is remarkable and can be used to treat a number of health concerns such as Stress, Joint Pains, digestive issues – just to name a few!
3.2 Yoga: Yoga is a mind-body practice that brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping one to relax, mange stress and anxiety. The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being.
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