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High Blood pressure Causes and Symptoms and Home Remedies for Hypertension Treatment

Posted May 24 2011 11:28am
High Blood Pressure Remedies Hypertension, most commonly known as High Blood Pressure (HBD) is a condition wherein there is a high pressure of blood in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that transport blood from the heart to all the organs and tissues inside the body. High blood pressure is different from emotional tension but they are somehow related because emotional tension can increase blood pressure. A normal blood pressure measures below 120/80. If blood pressure is measured between 120/80 and 139/89, it is called pre-hypertension. Any measurement of 140/90 and above will be considered as high blood pressure.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?
For most people, the cause remains unknown, making primary blood pressure the more prevalent of the two.
While it is not entirely known why primary high blood pressure occurs, research is ongoing and a number of factors have been implicated. Since high blood pressure often runs in families, a strong genetic component has been indicated.
Other risk factors for high blood pressure include smoking, alcoholism, high salt intake, being overweight, lack of exercise, and high levels of stress.
Some conditions known to cause secondary hypertension are:
1. Diabetic nephropathy
2. Kidney disease
3. Cushing's syndrome
4. Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
5. Arteriosclerosis (a thickening, hardening and narrowing of the walls of the arteries)
6. Underlying heart conditions
7. Sleep apnea
8. Obesity
9. Pregnancy, especially in cases of Pre-eclampsia
10. Side-effects of certain medications or supplements

Limit your caffeine intake. The caffeine in coffee, tea and sodas can contribute to high blood pressure.
Limit alcohol intake. Blood pressure increases as your body metabolizes alcohol.
Avoid processed foods. These are the biggest sources of sodium in today's diet.
Maintain optimal weight. Even small amounts of weight loss can improve blood pressure.
Relax. Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises and biofeedback are all relaxation techniques that can help lower blood pressure.
Don't smoke. Smoking contributes to all cardiovascular diseases - and many other life-threatening conditions as well.
Exercise. As little as 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, like walking, can be one of the most effective natural remedies for high blood pressure.
Check your meds. Discuss your current medications and their risks of increasing blood pressure with your doctor.

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure
Natural healing requires patients and consistent usage, take a look at the following:
1. Garlic – This has natural properties that has a direct affect on high blood pressure. The pre-caution here is combining it with other blood thinners. Consult your Doctor if your taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin.
2. Folic Acid – Folate is a B vitamin, it aids in the creation of red cells and helps control inflammation. Chronic inflammation in the arterial system can play havoc with your blood pressure.
3. Aerobic Exercise – I know this is not considered a remedy, but it should. Getting toxins out of your body relieves the various systems of stress including high blood pressure. Jogging in place while watching TV, going up and down stairs while listening to the radio all increase cardio and get your blood moving.
4. Teas – Sometimes teas are overlooked, but a good quality licorice or ginseng tea can have an affect on your blood pressure.
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