Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is higher than 140mm Hg systolic (upper) or 90mm Hg diastolic (lower) [120mm Hg systolic & 80mm Hg diastolic is normal value]. On three separate readings recorded several weeks apart. Blood pressure is the lateral pressure exerted by blood on the vessel walls while flowing through it.

Hypertension

TYPES OF HYPERTENSION

1. Primary or Essential Hypertension:-

Cause of increase in Blood pressure is unknown.

2. Secondary Hypertension:-

Caused by disease of the kidney, Endocrines or some other organs.

SYMPTOMS OF HYPERTENSION

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Dizzy spells
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Anger
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • High cholesterol
  • Red eyes.

CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION

  • Obesity, Kidney disease,
  • Excess alcohol consumption,
  • Use of certain drugs e.g. cocain, steroids
  • Arteriosclerosis (Thickening of the walls of the arterioles, with loss of elasticity & contractibility)
  • Fatty deposition inside arteries.
  • Hormonal disorders, Heart defects, Sleep apnea, Pregnancy.

NATURAL TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION

Herbs & Supplements:-

  • Jatamansi
  • Arjuna (Chaal)
  • Ashwagandha
  • Shatavari
  • Sarpgandha

Mind & Body Approach:-

Pranayamas:-

  • Anuloma viloma (slow)
  • Kapal bhati (slow)
  • Bhramari

Aasnas:-

Shava asana

Relaxation Therapy:-

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation.

Diet (Do’s & Don’ts)

Do’s Don’ts
Lemon, Garlic Common salt
Beat Yoghurt
Juice of raw cabbage Soft drinks
Milk, Eggs & all fruits Meat
Leaves & Juice of Reddish Fish
  Frozen food (e.g. custards, Ice-creams, jelly, cold water)
  Junk food
  Fatty substances

Lifestyle

  • Healthy diet, Manage diet
  • Eat fruits, vegetables
  • Fat free or low fat milk & dietary products.
  • Regular Exercise.

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Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is higher than 140mm Hg systolic (upper) or 90mm Hg diastolic (lower) . On three separate readings recorded several weeks apart. Blood pressure is the lateral pressure exerted by blood on the vessel walls while flowing through it. TYPES OF...