High blood pressure
(hypertension), often called a silent killer, is the pressure of
the blood in the arteries. It is a measurement of the force of
the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. The
pressure is noticed by amount of blood pumped by the heart and
the force of the blood. If there is artery disorder ( like
arteriosclerosis due to hardening of the arteries or deposition
of fat in their insides), then arteries are unable to contain
the amount of blood that is necessary for a normal functioning
of its circulation throughout the veins, result is that the
heart starts working extra to maintain the normal amount of
blood. In this process, it pumps with greater vigor and leads to
high blood pressure. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the
systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic
pressure (time between two beats). A consistent blood pressure
reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered high blood
pressure. Untreated, high blood pressure will cause heart
attacks, strokes, kidney failure, injury to the brain and eyes.
pressure can occur in adults or children, but it is more common
among the adults who are over age 40. If it is ignored, it may
increases the risk of CAD (coronary heart disease) which leads
to heart attack. Diabetics are liable to suffer from high blood
pressure due to arteriosclerosis and ultimately, it may damage
their retina as a consequence. Similarly patients with renal and
cardiac problems should arrange for proper monitoring of their
B.P., at regular intervals.
Symptoms of High blood
pressure or hypertension:
Malfunctioning kidneys and
urinary infections, Inability to sleep well , Hardening of blood
vessels (arteries) due to fat formation on the higher side,
Palpitations, giddiness and weakness, Impairment of digestion,
restlessness coupled with anxiety, fear, psychic upsets, sudden
shocks, losses etc, Blurred vision, red eyes (or blood shot
eyes) flickering before eyes or darkness, Socio-economic,
job-related, family and personal problems stress, Chronic
constipation, headache, throbbing and pulsation in the temples
are the major symptoms of hypertension or HBP. If it is ignored,
it may result in heart attack, kidney damage, psychic upsets
cerebral hemorrhage or even paralysis or death.
Common Causes of High Blood Pressure:
When precipitating and
contributory cause has been determined, it is called Primary
hypertension and if the cause of high blood pressure has not
been located, it is called 'Essential Hypertension.
It may cause due to the use
of alcohol, drugs, fatty and rich food or use of salt and
spices, use of tobacco in any form
Obesity, Lifestyle disorders, Stress, Genetic
factors, Birth control pills and Pain relievers.
Other underlying causes may
include: Kidney diseases, Adrenal diseases, abnormal blood
vessels and Thyroid diseases.
Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure Tips 1:
Powder 100 gm melon seeds and 100 gm poppy seeds (khus-khus).
Mix and store in a clean container. Consume 1 tsp with water
morning and evening.
A clove of garlic is highly recommended for high blood pressure.
Chew one clove of garlic first thing every morning and wash it
down with water. The garlic can also be coarsely pound and
swallowed with water.
Make a juice of 25-30 curry leaves with 1 cup of water. Strain
and drink first thing in the morning. Limejuice can be added for
In the same manner coriander or fenugreek leaves can be tried
they won't harm in any way and at the same time one can find out
what is best suited to their system.
Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp ginger juice and 1 tsp cumin powder.
Have twice a day.
The best remedy for hypertension or high blood pressure is
sarpagandha (Rauwolfia Serpentina). Alkaloids of this drug which
have a direct effect on hypertension have been isolated and are
being widely used. Take 1/2 a TSP of Rauwolfia Serpentina with
water or milk or honey 3 times a day. This drug deals with
Syrup of Shankapushpi will lower B.P. and also induce sound &
healthy sleep. It will also calm down mental agitation.
The Patient with high blood pressure should avoid the use
tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and carbohydrates. Try to solve out of
mental problems and stay tension free.
Fry the cloves of garlic ghee as heating destroys its good
properties or soak 2-4 cloves in milk at night and chew the same
next morning. This will help you to stay cool and lower your
Drink coriander juice made from fresh Dhania three times a day.
If this is not effective, start having fenugreek juice and you
can also try Curry leaves juice. Drink each juice for two weeks.