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Kamayani Naresh, Founder & CEO, Zyropathy on World Hypertension Day discusses how hypertension can be cured with natural herbs and natural supplements

Blood pressure is not a disease but a symptom that leads to various other health issues. High blood pressure also known as hypertension occurs when the pressure in the blood vessels reaches beyond safe levels. In simple words, it refers to the pressure of blood against your artery walls. With time, high blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems. It is also called the silent killer because it produces no symptoms and can go unnoticed — and untreated — for years.

In the initial stages there are not many noticeable symptoms, but with time this disorder can lead to dangerous results. Early detection is hence important to minimise or delay the damage. The symptoms of high blood pressure do not become evident until it causes some issue. Symptoms range from headache, uneasiness, shortness of breath, chest pain, blood in urine, numbness in hands and legs, facial paralysis, paralysis due to brain haemorrhage.

The disorders in organs which are more involved with blood i.e. – brain, heart, kidney, lungs and blood vessels comprises the root cause of blood pressure. In natural healing, the analysis is done to find out the organ responsible for it.

There could be various reasons of hypertension which includes smoking, obesity, too much alcohol consumption, stress, sleep disorder and sometime family history of high BP. But, if you try to look into the root cause of hypertension, high competition, showmanship, one man show, ego, high self-esteem, efforts to show down others to rise in ladder without due potential and experience has resulted in an environment full of tension. Besides tension, stressful working environment, the concept of nuclear family and westernisation of Indian society have altogether added fuel to the fire.

When one starts suffering from hypertension, they look for a proper treatment which can relieve them from this pain. This treatment mostly includes anti-hypertensive drugs. These drugs not only give a temporary relief but an endless addiction. India has an ancient form of healing, which relies on natural herbs and natural healing methods. Hypertension can be cured with such natural herbs and using natural supplements. These natural herbs activate the dysfunctional non-essential systems inside the body.

This World Hypertension Day (May 17) let’s pledge to heal it the natural way, so that we can have a permanent solution to this life taking problem. Following mentioned are a few natural herbs and ways which can be used to treat hypertension.

When we talk about natural means of controlling hypertension, foods and herbs play a key role. Leafy greens like romaine lettuce, arugula, kale and spinach are rich in potassium and can help reduce excess sodium through urine and ultimately lower the blood pressure. Researchers have found that nitrates found in beetroot juice helps reduce blood pressure quickly and naturally. Apart from this, it is suggested to have oatmeals in breakfast to fuel up for the day, as it a high-fibre food with low fat and low sodium that keeps the blood pressure under control. Also, it has been proven that garlic helps reduce hypertension by increasing the amount of nitric oxide in the body.

When it comes to controlling hypertension, reduction of caffeine consumption is important. It has been proven that caffeine can raise your blood pressure up to 10 mm Hg. To check if caffeine spikes your blood pressure, check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a caffeinated beverage. If your blood pressure increases by 5 to 10 mm Hg, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine. It is also suggested to reduce alcohol consumption.

For those, who work under stressful condition, chronic stress may contribute to hypertension. To control that, it is recommended to change your expectation and perception. Start focussing on issues that are under your control, avoid stress triggers, take ample rest and sleep and most importantly, practice gratitude in life.

Following a disciplined life, where food and rest are equally treated along with physical activities and exercises or yoga, is often considered as a smart and natural way of curing hypertension or blood pressure.

In case the BP still persists after making possible dietary and lifestyle changes then some natural supplements can be adopted in support after seeking proper advice.

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