The disease that goes beyond 70 million adults living in the USA. The Hypertension or popularly called high blood pressure affects every third person in the world.
This preventable condition comes with a couple of symptoms you need to stop ignoring.
Lots of people are not aware that this condition is already present in their body. Do you know why is that?
The answer is really simple. People don’t pay attention and “don’t have time” to check what’s going on with them with their doctor.
This might open your eyes. All those who say that high or low blood pressure won’t harm your health and body, are very wrong.
High blood pressure leads to other very dangerous health conditions including stroke, chronic heart failure, heart attack, and kidney disease.
And it won’t stop here. Most of the people with dangerously high blood pressure levels don’t even notice symptoms that they could have it. This is where it gets more dangerous.
One of five adults living in the United States of America still doesn’t know she or he has it.
I don’t mean to raise panic about this, but with all the dangers that come with it, I might push that red panic button.
Luckily for you and all those who are suffering from high blood pressure, there are natural ways of preventing and controlling this condition.
But first, let me talk about HBP and see what “hides” behind this term.
Explaining High Blood Pressure
This is a very common disease in which your blood flows through blood vessels and arteries at higher pressure.
The pressure is actually the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as your heart pumps blood. HBP happens when this force is too high.
Now, the medicine recognizes 2 numbers that measure 2 different blood pressures. The top number is the systolic pressure and the second number is diastolic pressure. These pressures are the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood and the pressure when the heart rests between beats, respectively.
You might ask what are the blood pressure ranges.
Well, here they are:
- Normal: Less than 120/80
- Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89
- Stage 1 HBP: 140-159/90-99
- Stage 2 HBP: 160 and above/100 and above
All doctors will tell you that there are no high blood pressure symptoms as the blood pressure increases its force.
However, no disease can “pass through” without your body warning you about it. Sometimes these symptoms or warning signs are very common and you usually think there is no room for panicking.
The most common symptoms for this condition include:
- Chest pains
- Buzzing or Ear Noise
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Vision Changes
Complications of High Blood Pressure
Like any other condition, this too has some complications that raise concern. The numbers are frightening. Approximately 360,000 Americans died in 2013 with high blood pressure as a primary contributing cause.
That’s nearly 1,000 deaths every day.
HBP increases the risk and it’s one of the biggest contributors to many dangerous health conditions, like:
- First Heart Attack
- First Stroke
- Chronic Heart Failure
- Eye Problems
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Memory Issues
Just by reading these consequences I sweat in fear.
As you can see, HBP is a very dangerous condition for you to leave it untreated.
An improved diet is recognized as one of the best natural remedies when it comes to treating high blood pressure.
You know how they say: food can be cure or poison. It’s your choice.
1: Foods to Avoid that Could Make High Blood Pressure Symptoms Worse
Almost 2/3 of the population have this condition without knowing how to address it. This is a health issue and requires special attention from all of us.
There are certain recommendations for you to address this issue and fix it naturally.
Here is a list of foods you need to avoid if you want to balance the HBP:
- Alcohol: Narrows arteries and increases the blood pressure. Keep the alcohol intake at moderate levels.
- High-Sodium foods: Avoid high-sodium processed and canned foods
- Trans and omega-6 fats: There is a big chance these foods will increase inflammation and blood pressure. These fats are found in packaged and conventional meets.
- Sugar: The big old damage causer. Studies have shown that sugar might be more concerning than salt intake when it comes to HBP.
- Caffeine: Too much caffeine causes an increase in blood pressure. If you suffer from this condition, you would want to reduce the daily consumption of coffee and other high-caffeine beverages.
2: Foods to Eat that will Help you with the High Blood Pressure Symptoms
- Mediterranean Diet
- High Potassium Foods
- High Fiber Foods
- Omega-3 Rich Foods
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dark Chocolate
Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure Symptoms
We came down to the final chapter of this journey. Doctors will always prescribe medications for high blood pressure.
That’s all right. That’s what they do. But, there is something they will all tell you to do.
These directions will help you, even more, to relieve high blood pressure and live a happy life after all.
Increase Physical Activity and Exercise
There is a reason why active people are called healthy. The physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure. The ideal period for being physically active is 20 minutes every day. This is enough so that you can unlock all of the benefits of exercise.
For fighting off the high blood pressure symptoms and living with good health, you need to practice relaxation techniques. This natural stress relief will definitely reduce your high blood pressure.
Some essential oils have the ability to lower blood pressure by dilating arteries. They act as antioxidants reducing oxidative stress by decreasing emotional stress. We would include neroli, ylang-ylang, lavender, sweet marjoram, frankincense, and clary sage. These are the best choices.
There you have it. You are now very well equipped of how to deal with the symptoms of high blood pressure.
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Source: Dr. Draxe