Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that is exerted on the arteries of the body as the blood circulates round the system. The human body is so constituted there must be a balance between the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart and the amount of blood pumped out into the aorta. When the pressure that the blood exerts on the blood vessels is consistently and abnormally high, it is called HYPERTENSION, when it is consistently and abnormally low, it is called HYPOTENSION. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140 mmHg (top reading) and 60-90 mmHg (bottom reading). A blood pressure is considered 135/70 mmHg or 140/70 mmHg is considered normal. A blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg is considered slightly high. A blood pressure of 150/90 or 150/100 is considered severe.
TYPES OF HYPERTENSION.
There are two types OF hypertension namely, primary and secondary hypertension.
Primary hypertension has no apparant cause, it just occurs. This is the case in 80-90% hypertension cases.
Secondary hypertension is caused by an underlying disease such as diabetes or kidney problem.
*Heredity – from clinical observations, however, there is enough reason to conclude that hypertension runs in the family. Some other opinion insist that what is inherited is the tendency towards the sickness, not the sickness itself.
*Those brought up on high calorie diets are likely to develop hypertension. High intake of salts also leads to hypertension.
*Negative attitudes to life, hatred, envy, anxiety, excessive worry, are unhealthy mental attitudes. Persons in these states of mind are prone to severe hypertension.
Rarely shows any symptom and its identification is usually through screening, or when seeking healthcare for an unrelated problem.
Altered vision or fainting episodes.
Tinnitus (buzzing or hissing in the ears).
HONEY – can reduce pressure from the heart and it also has a calming effect on the blood vessels and hence it can help in reducing high blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension must make it an habit to consume 1 to 2 teaspoon of honey on a daily basis. It is a good idea to take 2 teaspoon of honey on an empty stomach in the morning.
Are one of the most amazing foods, when it comes to keeping us healthy as they have so many kinds of vitamins and minerals in their in the case if high blood pressure, the potassium in the banana works to lower the blood pressure. So eating 1-2 bananas a day can be fabulous for your health.
Regular use of garlic has been shown to reduce the blood pressure by 10-15%. That’s about 20 points for many people with high blood pressure.
Dosage– You can take garlic in the clove form, in the powdered form, minced form or even as paste. There is no fixed dosage. There are no side effects of garlic, so you don’t have to worry about the excess of it unless you are pregnant.
Preparation – you can add it to food, but the best is probably eating it in the form of a clove.
It is recommended to eat fresh clove of garlic to reduce your high blood pressure. It seems to work better raw than in food in powdered form or paste.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a miracle cure for high blood pressure patients. ACV acts very fast, & you will start seeing a difference in your blood pressure within a week. You don’t need any medication for blood pressure with ACV.
Dosage– Take one full tablespoon 3 times a day for best results.
Preparation– If it’s too strong for you, you can mix it with a blissful of water. Buy a non pasteurized brand. A good one is Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
You can also try to use the roots(cut) of Talinum triangulare (Yoruba- Gbure. English- water leaf) in 10 litres of water. Measure 10 handful of the root.
Dosage- 1/2 glass twice daily for 2 months.
Squeezing the fresh leaves of Ficus asperfolia called Epin in yoruba in water. Drink a glassful thrice daily.
And don’t forget cayenne pepper.
I hope I have been able to do justice to the topic.
Has anyone tried other remedies that work? Please feel free to comment.