Top Potential Cures For High Blood Pressure

Statistics vary on the total number of Americans who suffer from hypertension (medical term for high blood pressure) and who are searching for a cure for high blood pressure. The range is from 30 to 72 million, with some even citing millions more in the “pre-hypertension stage”. Regardless of which of the statistics is more accurate, however, it can not be disputed that hypertension is a potentially deadly condition that affects a large portion of the population in the United States.

This needs to be addressed. Fortunately, because of the high incidence of this condition, many pharmaceutical companies and medical practitioners have studied long and hard for a cure for high blood pressure, resulting to an array of alternatives, from the synthetic to the natural.

There are several over the counter and prescription high blood pressure drugs available in the market. This is the most popular cure for high blood pressure because it is the easiest (i.e., just take it as prescribed by your physician) and most time-effective (blood pressure declines in minutes). The disadvantage of this cure, however, is that because it is effective, the urgency to fix the main causes of the hypertensive condition wanes (the drugs only lower the blood pressure for a period of time for each dosage. They do not cure what is causing it), hence the tendency to procrastinate in addressing the root cause.

There are various synthetic medications available in the market to lower blood pressure. However, there are also quite a number of natural (some bordering even on the commonsensical) methods, each one has empirically been proven to be an effective cure for high blood pressure.

The most obvious cures for high blood pressure are diet and exercise. Eating less red meat, and more of fruits and vegetables (including those high in calcium and potassium), avoiding or minimizing salt and processed foods with high sodium content, eating smaller portions but eating more often, etc., are examples of diet improvement approaches to lowering high blood pressure. If you are diabetic, avoid foods high in sugar and carbohydrates.

The linkages between diabetes and hypertension have been well-established by thorough studies. Jogging (or brisk walking), cycling, aerobics, ballroom dancing, and a host of other aerobic physical activities that raise the heart rate, done for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day for four to five days a week, are exercise approaches to high blood pressure as well.

Another effective cure for high blood pressure is the maintenance of a positive outlook in life and proper stress management. Keeping an optimistic attitude even in the face of a daunting problem or moment of utter failure does wonders for your composure, emotional well-being and yes, even your blood pressure. Depression brings about emotional anguish which, in turn raises the blood pressure. There are several well-documented studies that link blood pressure and emotional states. Here are ways to remedy this problem primarily through stress management:

  • Stress management begins with identifying situations that constantly causes you stress.
  • Once the causes have been identified, try to avoid such situations.
  • In the event that these stressful situations are unavoidable (e.g., the stress is work-related), plan to “escape” from them from time to time.
  • A little rest and relaxation (even if it only means you will sleep for a bit longer that you normally would) goes a very long way in relieving stress and, hence, your blood pressure.

If you want a foolproof cure for high blood pressure, there is no way but to address the illness even before it becomes a problem. This means that even before you develop high blood pressure, you should already exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet and stick to a healthy way of living sans the vices.

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