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Jun 21

Herbal Treatment For Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts against the walls of the arteries and veins circulating throughout your body. When the blood pressure remains elevated over a long period of time a person is diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure. An interesting statistic that the National Institute of Health points out is the fact that people 55 years old or older have a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure during the remainder of their lifetime.
As we age, it is harder to lose weight and our lives tend to slow down. Once we slow down, the average person also gains weight. These changes in our lifestyle put us at higher risk for high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure you should lose some weight and perform some sort of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are herbal remedies that will help with high blood pressure but you need to consult your physician to make sure there are no adverse reactions to what you add to your daily regimen.
Some of the more common symptoms of high blood pressure include:
Flushed face
Insomnia
Intestinal problems
Nervousness
Fatigue and weakness
Dizziness
Difficulty in breathing

Causes of High Blood Pressure
One cause of high blood pressure is heredity but there are multiple factors that are usually involved including:
Obesity
Stress
Smoking
Coffee and Alcohol consumption
High cholesterol
Dietary factors
Diabetes
Doctors usually recommend dietary and lifestyle changes for patients with mildly elevated blood pressure to see if this will normalize the blood pressure over a period of time. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, brain hemorrhage, and kidney at an early age so it is extremely important to work with your doctor to manage it.
If the diet is lacking calcium, magnesium and potassium, supplements may be required to improve the blood pressure. These are essential for blood pressure control. There are several herbal and nutrition remedies for high blood pressure. Some of the treatments will help with high cholesterol to assist in lowering your blood pressure by reducing the oxidation of blood fats while others will work to control and lower the blood pressure.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you consult your physician before adding any supplement to your medical regimen.

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