Hyper Tension : Causes and Home Remedies

Hypertension is a long term medical condition,in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
Long term high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease,heart failure,peripheral vascular
disease,vision loss & chronic kidney disease. BP is expressed by 2 measurements,the systolic & diastolic
pressure which are the maximum & minimum pressure. Normal Blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-
140mmhg systolic & 60-90mmhg diastolic.

Common Symptems of Hypertension

  • Head ache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nose bleeds

But these signs & symptoms aren’t specific & usually don’t occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life threatening stage.

Causes

 The exact cause of high blood pressure is not known,but several factors & condition may play a role in its
devlpoment,including;

 Smoking

 Lack of physical activity

 Over weight

 Too much salt in diet

 Too much alcohol intake

 Stress

 Family history of high blood pressure

 Chronic kidney disease

 Adrenal & thyroid diseases

 Sleep apnoea

Complications

 Heart attack

 Aneurysm

 Heart failure

 Metabolic syndrome

Effect of Life Style

Life style changes can help to control high blood pressure. Eat healthy foods-diet emphasizes of fruits,vegetables,whole grains,poultry,fish & low fat diary foods.

 Maintain a healthy weight

 Regular physical exercise

 Limit the intake of alcohol

 Quit smoking

 Manage stress

 Monitor blood pressure at home

 Control blood pressure during pregnancy

Home Remedies for Hypertension

 Drink a cup of warm water with the juice from half a lemon added to it,each morning on empty stomach.Lemon help to keep blood vessels soft & pliable & by removing any rigidity,high blood pressure will be reduced.

 Eat one or two crushed garlic clove daily.This promotes good blood flow & reduce the pressure on the heart.

 People with high blood pressure can eat banana regularly.Bananas are a rich source of potassium,which
lessens the effect of sodium.

 People with high blood pressure should keep their body well hydrated.It is a good idea to drink 8-10gls of water
daily.Coconut water is beneficial for lowering blood pressure.

 Dried & roasted seeds of watermelon helps to reduce high blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.

 Consumption of vegetables including potato,carrot & spinach Play a significant role in lowering blood pressure.

 Sedentary life style marked by stress & tension contribute to high blood pressure,so stress free life aided by relaxation & meditation will be of considerable help.

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