What you need to know about hyper­ten­sion in order to pre­vent its com­pli­ca­tions and exac­er­ba­tions? And how to quick­ly reduce high blood pres­sure at home? The answers are in our arti­cle.

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With an increase in blood pres­sure, we all face dai­ly, for exam­ple, dur­ing stress or a surge of emo­tions. How­ev­er, pret­ty soon it returns to its usu­al fig­ures. But, unfor­tu­nate­ly, it also hap­pens that an increase in pres­sure (up to 140/90 mm Hg and above) goes into the cat­e­go­ry of per­sis­tent con­di­tions. In this case, we are talk­ing about a dis­ease called arte­r­i­al hyper­ten­sion, or hyper­ten­sion.

What are the causes of high blood pressure

Arte­r­i­al hyper­ten­sion can occur as an inde­pen­dent dis­ease or as a con­comi­tant to oth­er patholo­gies: endoge­nous, renal, neu­ro­log­i­cal. Pre­dis­pos­ing fac­tors for high blood pres­sure are smok­ing, alco­hol and salt abuse, stress, obe­si­ty, low phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, lack of mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um in food, and old age.

Symptoms of hypertension

Hyper­ten­sion is man­i­fest­ed by headaches, tin­ni­tus, blurred vision, lethar­gy, sleep dis­tur­bance, pain in the heart or behind the ster­num.
If you have been diag­nosed with hyper­ten­sion and you often have high blood pres­sure, you must first of all change your lifestyle and eat­ing habits: give up alco­hol and smok­ing, increase phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, lose weight, reduce the amount of salt con­sumed, lean on veg­etable and sour-milk foods; refuse fat­ty and fried foods. It is very impor­tant to con­trol the lev­el of blood pres­sure. And, of course, see a doc­tor.

High blood pressure home remedies

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Vibur­num infu­sion. Take 10 g of vibur­num fruits and fill it with a glass of boil­ing water. Hold in a water bath for 15 min­utes, cool and strain. Bring the vol­ume up to 200 ml. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day — this is an excel­lent rem­e­dy for high blood pres­sure. Store the infu­sion in the refrig­er­a­tor for no more than 2 days.

Beet juice. Squeeze the juice from the beets, you can add hon­ey to it. Beet­root juice should be drunk half a cup sev­er­al times a day.

Black­ber­ry juice. Squeeze the juice of choke­ber­ry. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day 30 min­utes before meals. The course of treat­ment is 14 days.

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Apple vine­gar. An effec­tive folk rem­e­dy for pres­sure is apple cider vine­gar, it per­fect­ly reduces pres­sure by 25–35 units. Soak a piece of cloth fold­ed sev­er­al times in vine­gar and apply it to the bare feet for 15 min­utes.

Tea with mint. Drink mint tea or make a mix­ture of a glass of min­er­al water, a table­spoon of hon­ey and the juice of half a lemon. Have a drink in one go. The pres­sure will decrease by 15–20 points with­in 20–30 min­utes.

Reten­tion of breath. With a sharp jump in pres­sure, try to relax and try to hold your breath while exhal­ing for 8–10 sec­onds for 3 min­utes. This is an effec­tive way to quick­ly reduce pres­sure by 30 points.