High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the other name of high blood pressure. Simply to understand if your blood pressure readings are consistently 140 over 90 (Upper & lower ), or higher, over a number of weeks then its a point to concern.
  • High blood pressure, puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, this extra strain increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
  • High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, so do measure blood pressure regularly.
  • Do keep in mind that a single high reading does not necessarily mean you have high blood pressure as many things can affect your blood pressure at any point of time.
  • Most commonly people with very high blood pressure say they experience headaches.
  • We suggest you to visit General Physician/Doctor.

Causes of High blood pressure (Hypertension)

High Blood pressure generally don't exactly have many causes. Now a days its your lifestyle that can affect your risk of developing it. You are at a higher risk of getting HBP if:
  • When you consume tooo much salt.
  • When you don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.
  • When you don't exercise or you are not active enough.
  • When you you are overweight, to know visit BMI calculator.
  • When you consume too much alcohol or aerated drinks.
Few other factors also play major role in Hign BP,Which cannot be controlled like;
  • Age factor: Its common that as we get older, the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle can build up and your blood pressure can increase.
  • Geographical locations: people from African-Caribbean and South Asian communities are at greater risk than other people of high blood pressure, one of the reason is unhealthy eating habits.
  • Family history: One should know that you are at greater risk if other members of your family have, or have had, high blood pressure.
  • Medical Condition: Some people may have high blood pressure that is linked to another medical condition, such as kidney problems.

Home remedies to lower blood pressure

You can help to lower your blood pressure - and your risk of stroke and heart attack - by making lifestyle changes and try few ayurveda remedies like :
  • Make habit of consuming Narangi (Orange) juice daily to reducing blood pressure.
  • In lunch time eat Tarbooz (Water melon)  and after interval of every 2 hours, as it is best fruit for high blood pressure patients.
  • Daily eat Papita (Papaya)  2-3 slices empty stomach to reducing blood pressure or one can eat papaya in afternoon to digest food properly and it helps in good blood circulation.
  • Eating Banana everyday is also good for high blood pressure patients because Banana contains potassium in excess with is useful for BP cure.
  • Drinking juice extracted from tender inner banana stem helps lowering blood pressure as told by one of our twitter follower Mr. T S balasubbramaniam @gethealed 
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