How do we lower our blood pressure without pills and what are the risks of hypertension? In today’s world, everything can make your blood pressure rise. Your job, your children, your partner, driving in traffic, being overweight, waiting in line, worrying about money, stressing over your health, and many other things.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure? The symptoms are normally silent in the first few stages. That is why it’s so dangerous as it can do a great deal of damage before you even know that you have it. Some symptoms are headaches, lightheadedness, and bloody nose. Stroke, heart attack or kidney failure can occur if blood pressure isn’t lowered.
The best way is to have your physician or health provider monitor your blood pressure or get your own blood pressure monitor to check it at home.
But What About This??
I am not a doctor and I don’t recommend that people stop going to their doctors. Trying new natural ways of dealing with your hypertension is a choice.
Celery-Eat four stalks of celery a day until your blood pressure goes down. I learned many years ago that eating celery is an excellent way to reduce your blood pressure. It has a natural form of Valium. I have tried this and have recommend it to many people with much success.
Like grape fruit, apple cider vinegar, bananas, and oily fish, celery and celery roots have the effect too of lowering high blood pressure.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. Walking is still the best way to exercise without much effort. If you live in a field that has cold winters, you might think about getting a stationary bike or a treadmill so you can exercise all year round. Most health problems arise in the winter when we’re unable to get outside as much. Another good way is go to the mall where you can walk all around without a weather problem.
Here’s what you’re supposed to do to correct some extra weight and poor exercise. Take a great walking exercise everyday. Having a positive cardio exercise helps your heart circulate more oxygen thereby assist its work. A 30 minute pace walking can quickly make make a difference in a weeks time. Once your body gets acquainted with the routine, start replacing the same with faster walking and longer distance. And when your walk is done, take not less than five minutes to relax yourself. This is most effectively done by adopting a deep breath and releasing your stress as you breath out.
Ginkgo biloba is an herb that has been used for many years. We take it ourselves to keep our arteries clear and blood flow normal. When our arteries get clogged, blood cannot flow easily and sometimes causes the blood pressure to elevate.
Try to lose weight. Overweight gets your pressure cooking. Reducing the amount of fats that you take can help lower your blood pressure. Make sure you take soluble fiber in your meal planning. Some examples are: apples, apricots, barley, berries, cabbage, carrots, celery, grapefruit, nectarines, oatmeal, peaches, peas, most beans, tangerines, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. Soluble fiber contributes to good health by lowering the full amount of cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream. This helps minimize the risk of developing hypertension, atherosclerosis, strokes, and heart disease.
Magnesium plays an important part in every system in your body. It can lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol, help prevent cancer and diabetes, keep your heart healthy, relieve stress, and much more. It has been said here today that 8 out of 10 people don’t get enough magnesium. It is present in hard water. Research recommends taking magnesium with calcium. Always check with your physician or health provider before taking any supplements.
Taking magnesium is widely touted as an effective natural way to lower blood pressure, for example. The fact is that, yes, it can be quite effective … if you happen to be deficient in magnesium. That’s because too much sodium or too little magnesium in your diet upsets the natural balance of these minerals. This raises your blood pressure. Taking a magnesium supplement is a good way to address the imbalance and lower your blood pressure.
Beetroot juice is another very timely example of a natural remedy enjoying a great deal of media hype. It’s getting lots of coverage as a ‘superfood’ that beats (no pun intended) high blood pressure. Beetroot contains nitrates that are converted in the mouth to nitrite. This can temporarily lower blood pressure. But many other foods, as well as water and our own saliva, contain nitrates. Aside from the fact that the approach and cost of consuming beetroot juice is completely impractical for the true level of benefit it can offer, you are not likely to get much out of it at all if you eat a balanced diet including nitrate-rich foods. That’s because your blood pressure won’t be a consequence of a lack of nitrite in your body.
This specificity is, in fact, the defect in most blood pressure remedies, including drugs. Each class of blood pressure drug targets a specific cause or mechanism behind high blood pressure. Diuretics and not beta-blockers, for instance, are the best treatment for hypertension caused by excess sodium and fluid in the body. Any doctor will assure you that determining the right drug and dosage for each particular patient can become a frustrating process of trial and error.
Do not expect that at 62 years old you can get the blood pressure of a 25 year old. Medical research shows that as we age blood pressure rises slightly to accommodate a growing demand of oxygen and nutrients.
In conclusion, eat right, exercise, take beneficial herbs, keep a healthy weight, try to keep your stress level down and don’t forget to laugh or make someone else laugh.