Go Natural: High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

By Julie Wilkinson

High blood pressure is a silent disease due to the absence of symptoms. However, if there are indeed early symptoms such as dizziness or headache, you may not think it is already a high blood pressure. This is why lot of people who has high blood pressure or hypertension may not be aware of their condition. Visit your doctor and have your blood pressure checked regularly to prevent future health problems.

There are lots of factors that affect one's blood pressure; unhealthy lifestyle is one. The lack of physical activities, being over weight, smoking, stress, and excessive alcohol consumption are just some of the notable causes of high blood pressure.

Even though there are available prescription drugs for high blood pressure, many are still looking for natural remedies. Study shows that some high blood pressure natural remedies can be as effective as and more affordable than prescription drugs. And because they are natural, they do not contain harmful contents that most prescription drugs.

To begin with naturally treating your high blood pressure, you want to start changing your lifestyle first. If you are overweight or obese, you are susceptible to many health related problems, and hypertension is one. Try losing weight by regular exercise and/or increasing physical activities. You may also want to watch your diet. Avoid too much sodium and potassium intake. Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption. Avoid getting stressed out. Always find time to relax and unwind from your busy life. If you switch to a healthier lifestyle, you will not only reduce your blood pressure level, but also you are preventing yourself from getting other health related problems.

If your doctor found out that you are hypertensive, he or she would definitely suggest you to change your lifestyle that is if you have an unhealthy one. Aside from a change of lifestyle, your health practitioner may also prescribe you take some medications. However, certain drugs may side effects. This is why a lot of who suffer from hypertension are looking for alternative solution, which is high blood pressure natural remedies.

There are several recommended high blood pressure natural remedies. One of them is taking Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplement. A study shows that taking CoQ10 supplement may help control high blood pressure. Other known high blood pressure natural remedies include garlic, hawthorn, folic acid, and fish oil.

Another study shows that garlic supplement can be used to lower blood pressure. However, since garlic can thin the blood, which has similar effect to aspirin, garlic supplements should be closely administered by a doctor as it may interact with other prescription drugs or supplements.

Hawthorn has long been known to treat hypertension. Many traditional herbal practitioners used hawthorn to treat mild high blood pressure.

Fish oil contains DHA (docohexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). But, only its DHA content is what helps lower high blood pressure.

Hypertension must be treatment as soon as possible. If left untreated, it may damage other organs in your body and increase the risk of heart failure. Regular visit to your doctor and proper treatments help prevent future health problems. - 31820

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