Natural Cures Of High Blood Pressure
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Natural Cures Of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a health problem that can result in strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure. When reading blood pressure 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered dangerously high. Common causes or factors that contribute to hypertension are genetic factors, obesity,Natural cures of high blood pressure excessive drinking, birth control pills, high salt intake, stress, lack of aerobic exercise, kidney and adrenal disease and pain relievers.

Although medication is regularly prescribed for high blood pressure, you can also help control it by way of natural cures.

If you have high blood pressure, you might be concerned if you have been prescribed medication to bring it down.

An important part in treating high blood pressure is good health and lifestyle. This includes following are healthy diet plan. If you successfully monitor your blood pressure through a healthy lifestyle, you may delay, reduce or even avoid the need for medication.

There is a Something you can do about it Naturally

The big issue regarding high blood pressure is the fact that much of the time you are unaware that you have it. 20 to 30 per cent of adults in Australia have raised blood pressure, and pills are one of the most frequently medications prescribed. It is necessary for blood pressure to be controlled. There are, however, effective lifestyle, diet and supplement plans that can lower blood pressure as opposed to or with medication. Any change in medication dosage must be first discussed with your doctor.

Hold the Salt

The average Aussie consumes more than the body needs, actually five to 10 times more. It's not necessarily adding salt to meals, because are in takeaways, snack foods, cheese, bacon, and even cereals. Salt attracts water and and increase in water increases the volume of blood, thereby raising blood pressure. Sodium also causes hardening of the artery walls.

Increase Potassium, Fruit and Veggies

Adding potassium-rich foods helps lower blood pressure. Eat more leafy green vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and dried fruit. These are are great not only for a daily eating plan but also for weight loss.


Lemons assist in keeping the blood vessels less rigid thus softer and more pliable which will reduce the risk of high blood pressure. An added benefit is that consuming lemon juice on a regular basis helps lower your chance of heart failure due to the vitamin C content. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.


Several studies have shown garlic to aid in lowering blood pressure. Both cooked and raw garlic are both helpful. It also lowers blood cholesterol. An added benefit is that garlic helps in the relaxation of blood vessels.

Don't Forget to Breathe

The stress hormone known as adrenaline results in blood pressure going up, and increases the breathing rate. One way to reduce adrenaline and thus lower blood pressure is to learn the habit of breathing slowly. Breathe in long and slowly, then relax and exhale slowly. Keep this going for a couple of minutes.

Lose Some Pounds and Monitor your Waistline

It's often the case that as weight increases so does blood pressure. Losing just 8-10 pounds (about 4 kilograms) can help lower your blood pressure. So, the more you lose weight, the better your blood pressure. It also makes blood pressure medications more effective. You can discuss how much weight you need to lose and how to achieve it, with your doctor.

It's also important to watch your waistline because having excess weight on your waist increases the risk of raised blood pressure.

Nibble on Dark Chocolate

Studies have show that a daily intake of good quality dark chocolate, with about six grams of cocoa, decreases blood pressure.

Get Active

Regular aerobic exercise also lowers blood pressure. Activities such as swimming, cycling, jogging, a gym workout or even just going for a brisk walk.

If you find you are in need of support beyond your own family and friends, perhaps you could join a support group. This way you will be able to connect with people who can support you emotionally and give practical suggestions on how to handle your condition.

Feel free to leave questions or comments below. I will reply to all messages.

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