Using Gooseberry for Natural Cures Hypertension

By Zidni A Apriya

Hypertension is a silent killer caused by mental and physical pressures. This pressure increases adrenaline in the blood stream and cause the pressure of the blood to rise. High blood pressure problem affected by narrowing of the small blood vessels, known as capillaries, throughout the body. This narrowing makes heart hard to pump blood through the blood vessels. Hence, the pressure of the heart will rise along with the heart attempt to pump the blood through these vessels.

Blood pressure measured by using sphygmomanometer in millimeters of mercury. The highest pressure reached during each heart beat is called systolic pressure and the lowest between the two beats is known as diastolic pressure. The first one gives the pressure of the contraction of the heart as it pushes the blood on its journey through the body and indicates the activity of the heart. The second one represents the pressure present in the artery when the heart is relaxed and shows the condition of the blood vessels.

The blood pressure level considered normal is 120/70, but may go up to 140 /90 and still be normal. Blood pressure between 140/90 and 160/95 is considered border line area. From 160/96 to 180/114, it is classed as moderate high blood pressure, while 180/115 and upward is considered severe.

Symptoms The first symptoms are pain toward the back of the head and neck on waking in the morning, which soon disappears. Other symptoms includes dizziness, aches and pains in the arms, shoulder region, leg, back, etc., palpitations, pain in the heart region, frequent urination, nervous tension and fatigue, crossness, emotional upset, tiredness and wakefulness.

People with high blood pressure cannot do any serious work and often feels tired all the time. He may experience difficulty in breathing and suffer from dyspepsia. Hypertension, if not eliminated, may cause heart attacks or strokes.

Main causes of hypertension are stress and unhealthy life style. Smoking and an excessive intake of intoxicants, tea, coffee, cola drinks, refined foods, are a few example of unhealthy life style. Hardening of the arteries, obesity, diabetes and severe constipation also lead to hypertension. Other causes of high blood pressure are excessive intake of pain killers, common table salt, food allergies and eating a high fat, low fiber diet, processed foods deficient in essential nutrients.

Natural Cures Hypertension cure should starts with a well-balanced routine diet, exercise and rest. Diet is of primary importance. Meat and eggs should be avoided because it makes the blood pressure to rise more than any other food. Higher fruit content, fresh fruits, vegetables, lower protein and non-flesh diet are important to lowered blood pressure.

Indian gooseberry (amla) is an effective natural cures for hypertension. A tablespoonful each of fresh amla juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning in this condition. - 31820

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