Hypertension

Hypertension is another name for High blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. High blood pressure usually is present for years before its complications develop. Ideally, hypertension is treated early before it damages critical organs in the body. Increased public awareness and screening programs to detect early, uncomplicated hypertension are keys to successful treatment. Successful early treatment of high blood pressure can significantly decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.


How Naturopathy helps in hypertension?

Naturopathic approaches to treating hypertension focus on identification of the underlying cause and then the use of diet and lifestyle modifications, stress management, herbal supplements to aid in its control. Naturopathy Treatments address simple causes to check the disease, like a change in diet and lifestyle to help contain the blood pressure within prescribed limits. One of the key factors that triggers Hypertension is the fast and stressful lifestyle. Excessive intake of intoxicants, smoking, rampant consumption of tea/coffee , fast food and processed food are all high in calories and rich in sodium salt. This fat rich food leads to obesity which raises the cholesterol level resulting in narrowing of blood vessels causing extra pressure on the heart to pump blood through the blood vessels.

Hypertension

Tips for treating hypertension

  • Walk and exercise regularly
  • Reduce your sodium intake
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat more potassium-rich foods
  • Cut back on caffeine
  • Manage stress
  • Eat dark chocolate or cocoa
  • Lose weight

  • Sometimes you can lower high blood pressure through lifestyle changes. In other cases, treatment requires both a healthy lifestyle and natural medications. “Blood pressure management is 70% lifestyle and 30% medications. If you don’t make lifestyle changes, don’t bother taking blood pressure medications, because they won’t work effectively.”