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.
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
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.
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.