Natural Treatment of High Blood Pressure

Stop smoking. smoking is an identified risk factor for a number of diseases- lung disorder, cardiovascular diseases, atheroclerosis etc. smoking causes inhalation of toxic gases resulting in atherosclerosis. This atherosclerosis is an identified risk factor for vascular diseases like hypertension and coronary heart diseases. Smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day for 20years decreases your life by 20 years according to a study. So if you area smoker quit smoking. If you are not than don't start.
*Weight Reduction. Obesity is an identified risk factor for hypertension. the more your weight- the more  larger your belly- the more are your chances of atherosclerosis and hypertension. besides who would like to have a larger........... So start today. Decrease yourcalories. increase excercise.

*Decrease salt intake. High salt intake is directly related to high blood pressure. Never consume more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day (about one teaspoon of salt). The average man consumes twice that. Read food labels and select reduced-sodium products. Try to select food with low salt. Healthy life is more important than a little taste. Isn't  it?
*Add more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products to your plate. Eat one additional fruit or vegetable with every meal. Shrink the size of your daily meat intake to six ounces, and designate at least two dinners a week as meat-free. Fatty diets do not directly affect blood pressure. However, saturated fats and cholesterol in foods raise blood cholesterol, which increases the risk for heart disease. Foods high in fats also are high in calories, which must be reduced if you need to lose weight. Like smoking high cholestrol is also a major risk factor for atherosclerosis.
*Limit alcohol consumption. Drink no more than one 12-ounce beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine or one swallow (1.5 ounces) of 80-proof whiskey if you’re a woman. Men can double these amounts. Anything more elevates blood pressure. You can reduce your blood pressure by 5-10 mmHg by just restricting Alcohol intake.
*Exercise. First, get the green light from your physician. Then, slowly introduce aerobic exercise into your life, increasing the time and intensity at a pace that feels right, aiming for at least a 30-minute workout most days of the week. Young people should jog for 30 minutes three times per week and elderly patients should walk longer distances than usual.
*Decrease Stress and Anxiety: Yes stress and anxiety also play role in high blood presure.If You want your blood pressure with in normal limits, try your self to get happy all times. Try extra curricular activities to make your mind stress free. Stress can make blood pressure go up for a while, and it has been thought to contribute to high blood pressure. But the long-term effects of stress are as yet unclear. Stress management techniques do not seem to prevent high blood pressure. However, such techniques may have other benefits, such as making you feel better or helping you to control over-eating.
*Caffeine and Blood Pressure: Caffeine in coffee as well as in other drinks, such as tea and sodas, only raises blood pressure temporarily. So you should be able to continue to have drinks that contain caffeine, unless you are sensitive to it or have heart disease and your doctor tells you not to have any.
*Eat adequate amounts of potassium-rich foods. Potassium, another mineral essential to good health, works in concert with sodium to regulate blood pressure. Studies have shown that people who consume more potassium have lower blood pressures than those who consume less. Rich sources of potassium include many fruits, such as cantaloupe, bananas, watermelon, oranges and orange juice, as well as potatoes, spinach, and zucchini. (Important note: if taking medication for high blood pressure, such as diuretics, consult a doctor before using salt substitutes that contain high amounts of potassium.>

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