Increased blood pressure, i.e. high blood pressure, is known as hypertension. It is one of the most common diseases associated with lifestyle. In this condition the blood flowing through the arteries is higher than normal. Generally, if your blood pressure is consistently higher than 140/90, you will be considered affected by hypertension. If your blood pressure exceeds 180/120, you may need to be hospitalized.

Risk factors for Hypertension

  1. Age: In old age, there is a danger of increasing blood pressure due to loss of flexibility of your blood vessels and hormonal changes.
  2. Gender: Men are more likely to suffer from hypertension by the age of 45 than men. This risk persists even in women who have experienced menopause as the protective effects of estrogen decrease.
  3. Ethnicity: High blood pressure problem is quite common in African and Latin people.
  4. Genetic: Family history also plays an important role in increasing your chances of suffering from high blood pressure.

Causes of High blood pressure

  • Obesity: The higher your weight, the more blood will have to be pumped to supply oxygen and nutrients to your heart. Increasing the amount of blood puts more pressure on the walls of your arteries.
  • Reduction in physical activity: When your lifestyle is very less physical activity, your heart and pulse rate are high. Because of this, your heart has to work harder during the beating process, thus the pressure on your arteries increases. Also, the risk of weight gain also increases due to lack of physical activity.
  • Eating tobacco and smoking: By eating tobacco and smoking, your blood pressure increases for some time. However, by doing this for a long time, the chemical found in tobacco makes your arteries thick and hard, which makes it difficult for blood to flow.
  • Alcohol: High-calorie alcohol increases the amount of lipid in your blood stream, which gets collected in the arteries. As a result, more effort is required to pump blood to your heart. Along with this, while drinking wine, you feel the need to eat fried crispy things and do not even feel like exercising, which worsens the situation.
  • Bad diet: Eating less vegetables and fruits and using canned, junk food more often leads to complaints of increased sodium levels and low potassium levels. Due to this imbalance in electrolytes, there is a problem of water gathering and increasing the amount of blood.

Others:

  • Tension
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Medicines like corticosteroids, birth control tablets and decongestants

Symptoms of High blood pressure

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Visual impairment
  • Trouble breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Pain in the chest, neck or ears
  • Chest pain
  • Hemorrhage (runny nose)

Complications of Hypertension

  • The extra pressure on your artery walls due to hypertension damages your blood vessels as well as your organs.
  • Some of the long-lasting effects of high blood pressure include:
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Aneurism
  • Heart failure
  • Renal failure
  • Not visible
  • Vascular dementia

How can you treat Hypertension?

You can treat high blood pressure with the help of medicines and changing the lifestyle. If you are affected by hypertension due to other problems like diabetes or kidney disease, then the doctor will first tell you about medicines to treat them.

The most common allopathic medications prescribed for the disease which have major side effects  include:

  • Diuretics’
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Beta-blockers

Natural Remedies for High blood pressure

  • Weight loss
  • Exercising for 30 minutes five times a week
  • Drinking alcohol in limited quantities: no more than four drinks a week
  • Quit smoking
  • Eating fruits and vegetables five times daily
  • Reduce the intake of low-fat food and sodium-containing foods such as cheese, pickles, ketchup and papad
  • Reducing the use of fried foods, junk food and sweets.

Home Remedies for High blood pressure:

  1. Lemon is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: Lemon contains vitamin C and antioxidants. Which helps in getting harmful substances out of the body. Lemon intake may be beneficial for you in controlling high blood pressure.
  2. Melon seeds are beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: Melon seeds and poppy seeds should be mixed in equal quantity and consumed on empty stomach in morning and evening. It reduces the increase of blood cells. By which high blood pressure can be controlled.
  3. Onion juice is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: You must have heard about many benefits of eating onion, but onion juice is also effective in curing many diseases. Onion juice should be used in the morning with one spoon of honey for two to three weeks. With this, high blood pressure can be controlled.
  4. Honey is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: Use of honey is used to cure many diseases. Honey helps in reducing high blood pressure. Use two teaspoons of honey every morning on an empty stomach. Take one teaspoon of honey mixed with two teaspoons of ginger juice and cumin seeds. Its use can be beneficial in high blood pressure.
  5. Black pepper is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: People suffering from blood pressure or high blood pressure can use pepper. This together with platelets prevents blood clots from forming. You can use black pepper mixed in anything.
  6. Coconut water is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: There is no shortage of water in the body by consuming coconut water and it also keeps blood circulation right. Using coconut water or coconut oil may be beneficial for blood pressure patients.
  7. Banana is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure: Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps in controlling high blood pressure. Eat one to two bananas per day. Along with bananas, you can also eat dried apricots, raisins, orange juice, spinach, baked potatoes and cantolops. All these dry fruits can control blood pressure.

Ayurvedic or herbal treatment for High blood pressure

HYPERTENSION-CARE-KIT

1. Detox tablets

These are 100% natural & safe containing 1gm herbs extract. The herbs used for formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, & immuno-modulator properties. The herbs & minerals used for preparation of this churna shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The main Ingredients are Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Stress care tablet

Stress Care Tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance. Maintain stress level,Provide strength to the nervous system, Good in neurological problems, Works in anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, sleep, Memory loss, and Palpitations. In Ayurveda when there is an imbalance of three energies i.e. vata, pitta and Kapha, it leads to disease. Vata has a sub dosha named prana doshas which regulates the sensory perception, brain, and mind. Tarpak Kapha subtype of kapha, governs cerebrospinal fluid, sadhak pitta subtype of pitta doshas governs emotions and their impact on the heart. So any vitiation of these doshas leads to stress.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Brodley Syrup

This is herbal syrup prepared from various herbs like Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc. These all herbs in combination show antioxidant, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immuno-modulator, anti-hypertensive properties. The use of this syrup maintains hypertension in an individual.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily with normal water.

4. Nerve up tablet

CAC Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely ayurvedic formulation.  CAC Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata diseases. Acts as CNS stimulant, speed up physical and mental processes. It also Acts as convulsant that is producing sudden and involuntary muscle contractions.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.