Do you want to learn how to lower blood pressure naturally?
Did you know that one out of every three people in the US has high
blood pressure? This often symptomless condition can cause increased
risk of heart disease and stroke. If you have high blood pressure then
you deserve to address the root cause of the problem so that you can
continue to live a long life with your healthy heart!
article you can read a brief description of western medicine’s
perspectives on high blood pressure. The second half of this article
will tell you how a more holistic view of high blood pressure can help
you to naturally lower your blood pressure!
Western Description of Hypertension
Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood against your
arteries. There are two numerical readings for blood pressure. The first
is the systolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure when the
heart beats. The second is the diastolic blood pressure, which measures
the pressure between heart beats.
Hypotension or blood pressure that is too low is defined as when a person’s blood pressure readings are generally below 90/60.
Normal blood pressure is when a person’s blood pressure most often falls between 120/80 and 100/65.
Pre-hypertension is when a person’s blood pressure is most often between 120/80 and 140/90.
exists in various stages from mild to severe when a person’s blood
pressure most often measures between 140/90 and 230/140.
High Blood Pressure Symptoms
Generally there are no overt symptoms to warn you that you have high
blood pressure. Most often this is discovered at a doctor’s visit. If
you have high blood pressure for many years you can develop heart
disease and kidney troubles.
Western medicine uses a variety of high blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure. These may include:
Diuretics to decrease the amount of fluid in the body.
ACE inhibitors which relax the blood vessels.
Beta-blockers which make the heart beat at a slower rate and less force.
Natural Remedies for Hypertension
There are a number of reasons why you may develop high blood pressure
readings and most often it is a combination of several factors.
Therefore there is seldom any one herb (or drug) that can address this
condition from the root cause.
Before we start doling out herbs
or drugs it would be far better to know more about you and look for root
causes of this imbalance.
High Blood Pressure Causes
Essential hypertension is high blood pressure that has no one apparent cause.
Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure as a result of a diagnosed disease or medication.
Some causes for high blood pressure symptoms include:
evaluating the particular factors in your life that are leading to high
blood pressure readings we can get to the root cause of the problem
instead of using pills to mask your symptoms.
Natural herbal remedies for high blood pressure
I also use the following categories of herbs, supplements and other
lifestyle suggestions to help you naturally lower your blood pressure.
Links to scientific studies on high blood pressure natural remedy
Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal. She’s a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and the Education Director for LearningHerbs. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.
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