Sunday, June 1, 2008

Home Remedy for Hypertension

Hypertension, is an age-old disease that occurs mainly due to mental and physical pressures resulting from a fast-paced lifestyle and urban living.

An instrument called sphygnomanometer is used to measure blood pressure in terms of millimeters in mercury. A systolic pressure is the highest pressure reached during a heartbeat and a diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure between 2 beats. Normal blood pressure is measured at 120/80. It increases in measurement up to 160/90 as a person ages.

Symptoms of Hypertension

Initial symptoms of hypertension start as painful sensation at the back of the head and neck. This is most commonly experienced when waking up in the morning and gradually disappears.

Other symptoms of hypertension:

  • Breathlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Nervous tension
  • Lung palpitations
  • Heartburns


Causes of Hypertension
Faulty diet and stress are the main causes of hypertension. This includes consuming of coffee, tea and refine foods, as well as indulging in smoking habits.

Body disorders such as artherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), diabetes and obesity also leads to getting high blood pressure.

Excessive salt consumption, having a diet rich in fat and low in fiber will greatly increase the risk of getting hypertension.

Home Remedies / Treatment for Hypertension

Garlic:
Take raw garlic cloves or 2-3 capsules a day. It reduces spasms of the small arteries, slows down pulse rate, and relieves symptoms of breathlessness, dizziness, numbness, and gas formation in the digestive tract.

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