First, I want you to understand what hypertension is. Hypertension simply has to do with blood pressure – a measure of the pressure at which the blood flows through the body. This can be low or high. When your blood pressure is high, you have a health condition called hypertension and when it is low it is called hypotension. Hypertension is a dangerous disease in that apart from the fatal harm it can cause you, it also gives way for you to be attacked by diseases such as stroke, cardiac attack, and the rest.
Not a Joke
If you have hypertension, or you know someone who has one, then you know that this disease is not a joke. The ultimate effect of this disease is that it affects the normal functioning of your heart which can then reduce your life span considerably.
Also, having hypertension can rob you of your joy and happiness in life. You will begin to think, “Am I going to die?” You wonder what you have to do and what you don’t have to do. You take this drug for a while and when you see that your condition is not getting any better, you turn to another drug altogether. This confused and distressed state will in itself increase your degree of hypertensiveness. Sadly enough, you seem not to be able to do anything about your situation. Admittedly, having this health condition or living with someone who has one is not a joke.
You may ask, “Are there natural remedies you can resort to?” I bet there are! In recent years, all medical researches are pointing to this direction. Research upon research now indicates that there are natural hypertension remedies that work. The truth however is that because these natural remedies are almost impossible to patent and commercialize, pharmaceutical companies would not proclaim these findings. They rather concentrate on drugs where they can make a lot of money. So, if you have been wondering whether there are true natural hypertension remedies that work, then I assure you there are. And not only am I assuring you, I will also be showing you these natural remedies and where you can seek immediate help.
Who is at risk?
Before I proceed to talk about the natural remedies for hypertension, I want to establish the point that we all are at risk of getting hypertension. Although hypertension is found among people of old age, it does not mean if you are young you are not at risk. In fact, recent researches also show that the genetic influence of hypertension is minimal compared to lifestyle causes. And in this present age of everything instant and synthetic, people of the younger generation are now prone to hypertension that any other group. One very important point of note is that hypertension does not happen instantly. Usually, it is gradual. So over a long period of time, you will be increasing your blood pressure gradually then one day, when you go to see your doctor, the news hits you; bam – you have hypertension!
Natural hypertension remedies
As is normally the case, dealing with most health conditions involves either a natural or medicinal approach – or both. In dealing with hypertension, you will need to understand that the natural route is the best as medical researches are now proving so. As for drugs, the best they can do is to reduce your blood pressure for a short period of time. By the time you are aware, it is up again. The most dangerous consequence to using drugs is that drugs used to treat hypertension are mostly systemic, meaning they work on your whole body (or system) and this tends to cause other diseases such as headache, abnormally frequent urination and even increased risk of getting cancer.
So when it comes to dealing with hypertension, you are better of taking the natural route. This has proven to be the safest and it works all the time.
For natural hypertension remedies that really work, there are basically three main ways:
– Proper dieting
– Stress management
All these may be things you may have heard before or even tried to implement on your own. The remedy however goes beyond that! It has much to do with a discipline to commit to a proven system that works. Here are a few of the basic steps you must begin to take. This is not only for people who are hypertensive or pre-hypertensive, but for everyone who wants to avoid this “silent killer”.
Exercising is one of the most effective natural hypertension remedies. Since I won’t be able to go into details here as to what specific exercises you need to undertake, I will mention only one very important point; the type of exercise you should undertake. Your exercise program should not be vigorous or “heavy”. It must rather be mild.
Eating the right amounts of food or in other words, having a proper balanced diet is key to lowering your blood pressure. Again, since I will talk extensively about proper dieting in my other articles, I want to state that one of the things you must do quickly is to totally cut down or stop consuming salt as it contains sodium which is not good for your heart condition. The last but equally important thing I will add is that you must increase the level of your potassium intake.
We all go through this! And the danger is that if we do not manage our stress levels, we increase our risk of having hypertension. And if you already have hypertension, you worsen your situation if you are not checking your emotional conditions. These are things you must avoid by any means possible:
Anxiety or nervousness
In ending, I will say that these natural hypertension remedies have proven to work. You only need the discipline and a proven system to stay healthy and never to worry about hypertension again.