Natural Approach for Hypertension
15 May 2020
High blood pressure (BP) or Hypertension is ranked as the third most significant risk factor for the attributable burden of disease in South Asia. It is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths in India.
If you're remaining concerned lately about your or your loved one's rising nature of blood pressure, you might want to know how the natural approach can be beneficial in avoiding those long-lasting drugs/medications.
Amidst this pandemic phase, you might just need the ways with which you can easily normalize your blood pressure staying at home. In this article, you will find out some of the key aspects that you can consider in bringing down that high force of the blood.
LET'S UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
Your heart is one kind of a pump; it's squeezing in and pushing the blood out to the whole body. This way the blood reaches to every cell through blood vessels or arteries. Hypertension occurs when blood pressure levels increase rapidly; the force of your blood against the arteries is consistently too high.
Two numbers create the Blood Pressure reading -
- Systolic: This is the first or top number that indicates the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats and pumps out blood.
- Diastolic: This is the second or bottom number; the reading of the pressure in your arteries, when the heart relaxes after contraction. (A healthy or normal blood pressure reading is less than 120/80)
CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
It is generally a silent condition, many people won't experience any symptoms and would take decades for the condition to reach severe levels. Most people have a type of high blood pressure that's called Primary or Essential Hypertension; there is no identifiable cause of their condition. Whereas, Secondary Hypertension often occurs quickly and becomes more severe. The exact causes of high blood pressure are not known, but several things may play a role, including:
- Lack of physical activity
- Too much salt in the diet
- Diet with processed food
- Being overweight or obese
- Lifestyle habits like Smoking & Alcohol Consumption
- Old Age
- Chronic kidney disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
RISKS INVOLVED IN IGNORING HIGH BP
A lot of people who don't have any other problems feel they don't need to address and handle high blood pressure. But, it's a wrong way of analysing the severity. With high blood pressure, your heart is beating at a higher resistance, doing more work to pump the same amount of blood.
This could cause a lot of issues over time; issues such as heart attack or a stroke & several small strokes because your brain isn't getting the constant blood supply. Other risks that are involved include kidney failure; it can also affect your blood vessels, eyes and hormone levels. Over the years, these changes are irreversible.
WHY THE NATURAL APPROACH IS IMPORTANT?
Ayurveda suggests that if you're normalizing the blood pressure through drugs/medications, it will affect you in the long term. The natural ways like changing the diet, lifestyle & taking proper herbal remedies will benefit you in avoiding those side effects from the High BP Medicines.
According to a trusted health informatory & UK hospital, the side effects of high blood pressure medicines are -
- Diarrhoea or constipation
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Erection problems
- Feeling nervous
- Feeling tired, weak, drowsy, or a lack of energy
- Nausea or vomiting
- Skin rash
- Weight loss or gain without trying
THE NATURAL APPROACH
I strongly recommend this approach; it is simple and highly efficient. Ayurveda advises, the natural path has 6 major tools or ways with which you can fight hypertension. If you bring these below changes or incorporate these practices, you won't need the medications that you are continuing for the condition.
- Diet - What you eat plays a major role in reducing that high blood pressure
- Lifestyle - Bringing changes in your lifestyle, like Quitting Smoking & Excessive Alcohol consumption, Increasing Physical activity, Losing weight if you're obese & managing your stress properly
- Kitchen Formulas - Your kitchen has immense potential in assisting your wellbeing (more on this at the end of the article)
- Detox Programs - For removing the toxins
- Herbal Remedies - Some Herbal extracts like Nir brahmi ghan, Sarpagandha, Arjun ghan etc. are ideal for treating the elevated blood pressure
- Removing Ama (Mucus/Toxins) - According to Ayurveda, ama tends to accumulate in the system and blocks the channels of the body, causing a variety of conditions. The above 5 methods combined, helps in the removal of this Ama or mucus accumulated in the system
DIETARY GUIDELINES TO TACKLE HYPERTENSION
The easiest way to tackle high blood pressure and prevent possible complications is through following a proper diet. Go through this above list for the dietary guidelines:
- Avoid Wheat completely (If you're above 35-40)
- Consume a gluten-free diet
- Eat more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods
- Eat freshly cooked food, rather than the processed
- Cut back on foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol
- Focus more on proteins
- Whole grains like Millet, Quinoa, Spelt, Dinkel should be consumed
- Stop the Dairy Products & Red Meat consumption
- For Non-Veg, you can consume Chicken, Fish & Eggs
- Incorporate Fresh Juices & Soup in your Diet
A Balanced Diet should have 60% Cooked Vegetables, 30% Proteins & 10% Carbohydrates (Whole grains).
AYUSHAKTI'S HERBAL REMEDIES FOR HIGH BP
Ayushakti has been assisting people extensively with its proven herbal remedies, detox programs and ancient treatment methods. I would recommend Ayushakti's Rakt Shanti & Suhruday, for improving blood circulation & removing blockages from the channels. These herbal extracts assist with any hormonal imbalances & normalizing the high blood pressure.
Ayushakti's remedies have been exported to the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Russia for the past 32 years.
One of my Clients Frohos Michel, a 46-year-old woman from Brussels (Belgium), had come to Ayushakti for treating her Hypertension. We advised a 3-week Panchkarma treatment, for removing the toxins (ama) from the system, which in turn improves the blood circulation.
Panchkarma is highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper cells. After the treatment, she saw remarkable improvement. Her blood pressure was significantly regularized, her appetite was improved and she felt more focused.
For this World Hypertension Day, Ayushakti’s mission is to assist you in every way possible. These are unprecedented times and we want to make sure that the digital medium can also be leveraged. If you are suffering from hypertension, our Vaidya's are providing video/phone consultation. To book a consultation click on https://bit.ly/2VH3USD