If you experience severe headache, confusion, fatigue, tightening in the chest, heavy breathing, vision problem, irregular heart rhythm in a regular basis it is very likely that you have hypertension, or high blood pressure. However, in order to determine whether you actually have high blood pressure or not, you will have to take a measurement of blood pressure for 24 hours, and the average pressure will tell you whether you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, or your pressure is normal.
What is Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is measured in two numbers, one, the pressure formed when the heart beats (systolic, or upper number), two, the pressure formed between the two beats (diastolic, or lower number). Here is a brief guide on what actually your blood pressure means.
Normal Blood Pressure: If your systolic pressure (upper number) is less than 120 and diastolic pressure (lower number) is less than 80;
Risk of High Blood Pressure: If your systolic pressure is 120-129 and diastolic pressure is less than 80;
High Blood Pressure: If your systolic pressure is 130-139 and diastolic pressure is less than 80-89;
Severe High Blood Pressure: If your systolic pressure is higher than 140 and diastolic pressure is higher than 90; and
Critical Case: If your systolic pressure is over 180 and diastolic pressure is higher than 120. In this case, you might even see blood in urine.
In order to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, your systolic readings for consecutive days should be higher than 140 in average and diastolic reading should be above 90 in average. However, you should remember one important thing. The normal blood pressure 120/80 is for adult and teens, however, for older people the normal pressure reading will be different. Let say a person is 50 years of age and when you add 90 it will be 140. If the systolic measurement for a person of 50 years is 140, it will be considered normal pressure. In case, the person is 60, and when you add 90, it will be 150 and this is still normal pressure for a person of 60 years. The figure 90 is an index to find out normal blood person for old people.
Things You Can Do When You Have High Blood Pressure
You measured your pressure for consecutive days and it measures above 140/90; or let say, average pressure for 24 hours is above 140/90. This means you have high blood pressure. So, what do you do now?
Medical science defines hypertension as a chronic disease that can be controlled with medication and dietary and lifestyle modification, but cannot be cured. Thus, when you are diagnosed with hypertension, your doctor will immediately prescribe you drugs and you will have to take these pills lifelong.
So, is there no option other than taking medicines for life long to control your high blood pressure?
Well, actually Ayurveda and Yoga have the answer to permanently cure hypertension. You can try Ayurvedic medication whether you are already under medication for hypertension or have not yet started medication. You can see visible results in less than 4 weeks. Your high blood pressure will be completely cured. Even if you are under medication, you can try these Ayurvedic remedies and Yoga exercise, and just in 30 days, your doctor might reduce your drug dose.
How to Cure Hypertension Just in 30 Days
Modern medicine does not have a solution to cure hypertension, you can only control your high blood pressure with drugs. However, Alternative medicines like Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Yoga have a perfect solution for Hypertension. Here is a breakdown of the treatment of hypertension in 30 days.
Stop eating red meat, fatty foods, too much salt;
Stop smoking and drinking;
Include foods with dietary fiber
Control your stress and anxiety
Don’t stay awake late night
Walk briskly for at least 60 minutes every day
Eat two cloves of garlic with a glass of water every morning
Make a tea from guava leaves and drink every morning
Make a mixture by adding one table spoon honey with one tablespoon ginger juice and lime juice, take this mixture twice a day, every day.
When you follow the aforementioned routine, you will surely cure your high blood pressure, however, in order to stop hypertension from coming back, you will also have to follow a routine diet. You will have to eat more alkalizing food and limit consumption of acidic foods. In other words, you will have to include fruits and vegetables in your menu, avoid eating fried foods, avoid sugar and salt. Include sprouted beans in your regular diet.
Naturopathy Treatment of Hypertension
Hot Leg Bath
Feel a bucket with hot water and dip your legs up to your knees. Wrap yourself with a blanket. Make sure the temperature of water is acceptable. Drink a glass of water and place a wet towel on your head before you take hot leg bath. This will improve your blood circulation.
Wet a towel and wrap over your legs. Remove the towel after 3-4 hours. You can also warm your chest instead of legs.
Wet a towel in cold water and spread along the spine. You can also fill a tub with water and lie in the tub for 5 minutes.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypertension
Ayurveda has a lot of herbal formulas for controlling and curing hypertension. Ayurveda also suggest whole body detoxification for controlling high blood pressure. Ayurveda suggests Panchakarma for controlling hypertension. Panchakarma is a whole body detox system that primarily involves 5 steps. You can do the follow detox methods to control high blood pressure.
Enema: Detoxification of large intestine
Abhyangam: Head massage with herbal oils
Shirodhara: Pouring medicated oil on your head
Yoga Treatment of Hypertension
Yoga recommends Pranayama for curing hypertension. There are various Pranayama methods but the most effective for controlling high blood pressure is Anulom-Vilom. Anulom-Vilom is a breathing technique where you inhale a deep-long breath from one nostril and exhale from another nostril. Perform Anulom-Vilom Pranayama for at least 20 minutes every day.