How To Treat Hypertension

HypertensionHypertension in other words means high blood pressure. The heart pumps blood into the arteries and blood pressure is a measurement of the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries. The normal pressure is 120/80. The upper number is the systolic blood pressure and the lower number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure occurs when the blood pressure exceeds the normal range.

A number of factors such as the condition of your blood vessels, nervous system and kidneys, the amount of salt and water in your body and the levels of different hormones in the body influence hypertension. The main causes generally include obesity, too much alcohol, undue stress or anxiety, diabetes, smoking, hyperthyroidism and narrowed arteries. Hypertension can also be age related because as one grows older the blood vessels become stiffer. Many a times there are no symptoms and if they do occur, they are severe headaches, confusion, changes in the vision, nausea and vomiting.

Best Ways To Treat Hypertension

Limit Alcohol And Tobacco

The best way to treat hypertension is to stay away from alcohol and tobacco altogether. Alcohol raises the blood pressure and tobacco injures the walls of the blood vessels and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries.

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol and tobacco also injure the liver and the kidneys and interfere with their proper function. Once these critical organs are damaged or injured the whole body is thrown out of gear and leads to serious illnesses.

Reduce Stress By Meditation

Excessive stress can cause untold harm to the entire body. It can interfere with all the bodily functions and lead to heart disease, diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, depression and hypertension.


It is important to relax the mind and the body so as to keep the heart in good health. Meditate every morning and every evening for half an hour. Mediation will not only promote peace and tranquility but it will also strengthen the mind and nerves and keep the blood pressure under control.


Garlic is a very good remedy for lowering high blood pressure and for keeping the heart and the blood vessels in optimum health. Its antioxidant properties scavenge all the harmful free radicals and oust them from the body.


It also keeps the blood vessels in good health and prevents the arterial walls from thickening. Chew three cloves of garlic every morning on an empty stomach.

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Herbal Remedies For Hypertension



Amla is very good for the body in multitudinous ways. It not only supports heart function but it also fortifies the liver and enhances metabolism thus preventing the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood vessels and keeping them in optimum health. Grate two amlas and add them to a glass of hot water. Steep for ten minutes then drink the mixture without straining.

Curry Leaves

Wash twenty curry leaves and grind them with a little water in a mixer grinder. Strain the juice and add one teaspoon of lime juice to it.

Curry Leaves

Drink this potion every morning on an empty stomach. The antioxidant properties of curry leaves will keep the blood vessels in good health and will also help to lower the blood pressure.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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