Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by blood over the blood vessels.
The rise in blood pressure depends on number of heart beats, volume of blood and also resistance of blood vessel walls.But this BP alters for various reasons.
The normal BP is 120/80±10 mm of Hg and the upper figure is called systolic while the lower one is diastolic. The pressure on arteries is called systolic BP and that on veins is diastolic BP.
The chances of rise in blood pressure increase with age and half of the population above 50 years age experience high BP.
Rise in blood pressure is risky to health as it can cause stroke in the brain, kidney, cardiac problems etc.
High blood pressure is routinely kept under control by use of medications but the patient has to be careful and take medicines regularly.
Any negligence or irregularities by the patient in taking medicines can lead to abrupt rise in Blood pressure.
Damage of blood vessels especially in brain leads to severe life risks.
So it is always advised to consult a doctor for variations in blood pressure.
But for those who are young and tend to have changes in blood pressure, here are few natural remedies as mentioned below.
Before you read further, it is again advised that these measures are only for those who have B.P within Systoli139-149/90-100 (diastolic). If above this, you definitely need a physicians help.
How to control high blood pressure without medication:
By DASH diet: DASH is “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”. This is sort of diet which include more of frutis, vegetables, grain etc. and less of fatty food, spice etc. One can take a detail note from their physician or look into DASH books.
By exercise: Exercises are good work outs for muscles and helps regulate their tone. Similarly blood vessels have muscles which maintain their contractile nature and there by regulate blood pressure. So doing exercise helps them stay fit in function. So blood pressure come down even in those patients who take up walking like regular workouts.
If you are of old age or feel to hard to go for exercise, at-least go for a walk. Walking is one of the natural exercise. It helps relieve stress in muscles and minimize blood pressure. If you are in old age and feeling some vertigo like symptoms due to high blood pressure. The try walking for few hundred meters a day. You will notice decline in symptoms of high BP.
Even exercise help remove body water content by sweat keeping blood pressure low. Also it reduces obesity which can be a cause of blood pressure.
The intention of exercise is also to reduce obesity and over weight.
By stress free mind: Many of youngsters have high blood pressure due to mental stress. Psychological problems like anxiety lead one to suffer from high blood pressure. These people can get rid of blood pressure by relaxation of mind. This can be achieved by yoga, breathing exercise, good sleep and positive thoughts.
By decrease in Sodium consumption: Sodium consumption is a part of food as it is added for better taste. High salt intake increases blood volume due to its ability to retain water inside. So reduction in salt intake reduces blood volume and there by high blood pressure.
Decrease consumption of oil and fat rich foods. Oily foods enhance cholesterol formation which in turn hardens the blood vessels leading to lack of elasticity and alteration in blood pressure. So control of cholesterol levels is important to lower blood pressure. The blood vessels stay healthy and avoid chances of high blood pressure for long.
Less spicy food: Spicy foods add up to stress and excitement of brain which can rise blood pressure. Also most spicy foods have oil. So use as little spice as possible.
By Blood Pressure control machines:
Ex: Zona plus. This is a handy machine which a person requires to exercise with his hands. Regular use has shown to reduce blood pressure. Though this is approved by FDA recently for use by the public still there are mixed responses in its effectiveness. You can try Zona plus for few weeks to see.
Also take steps for weight loss in case you are overweight. Obesity is also one of the causative factors for change in blood pressure.
Following these methods besides normal medicine to check high BP has advantage that accidental irregularity in taking medicine will not lead to abrupt rise in BP.
Further in people whose system is not completely prone to high blood pressure these methods help in lowering of BP.