How to get rid of high blood pressure without drugs

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Cause of hypertension

No one knows for sure what the cause of hypertension is. There are many factors that the medical researchers feel that contribute to hypertension. Not surprisingly, these factors are the same things that they feel contribute to just about every other disease as well.

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • lack of physical activity
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Excessive salt
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Chronic kidney problems
  • Adrenal problems


cure high blood pressure

If you are being treated for high blood pressure talk to your doctor before you try anything different. High blood pressure is a very serious problem, that can cause strokes, heart disease, heart attacks and kidney failure.There are ways to cure high blood pressure without drugs.

A quote from the staff at the Mayo clinic.

Having high blood pressure and not getting enough exercise are closely related. Discover how small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference.

If you fall into the area called pre - hypertension, and you want to avoid getting high blood pressure, there are many things you can do. If your numbers are 120 to 140 over 80 to 90, you are in the pre-hypertension phase. If your numbers are 140/90 or higher, you have high blood pressure. You can many things to help you already have high blood pressure, but talk to your doctor first.

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Causes of high blood pressure

The national heart association says that 30% of Americans have High blood pressure, and most of them are not even aware they are affected. It's called the silent killer, because many times there are no symptoms. There is no single specific cause for high blood pressure as stated above, but there are many contributing factors. The main things you can do to start preventing hypertension is to exercise, lose weight, don't smoke, don't abuse alcohol, and try to avoid high stress.


Diets that help to lower or cure high blood pressure

There are several diets that have shown to help lower or cure high blood pressure. The Dash diet, The Mediterranean diet, and the South Beach Diet These diets have shown to help some people in some cases. The South Beach diet is different in that it starts as a very low carb diet. The other 2 are based on high intake of fruits and veggies, and lower intake of meats and fats. The reason that they help with hypertension is that they help you lose weight.

None of these diets are specifically set up to lower or cure high blood pressure, they work because they help lower body fat. Body fat around the abdomen is the most damaging to your heath, and raising your blood pressure.

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Herbs that show promise

There are several herbs that have shown positive results in lowering blood pressure. Cayenne is one that has shown positive results. One of the amino acids L-Arginine is said to help lower blood pressure, by helping your body produce more nitric oxide. There are several drinks and other mixtures on the market that help your body to produce nitric oxide.

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Conclusion

The various diets above all do help in the studies that have been done. Some of the supplements also seem to help. It come down to most other diet and health related issues. You need to eat a healthy diet of plenty of fruit and veggies. The proper amount of good fats, and lean meat is also important to make sure you get enough protein in your diet.

The most important thing you can do right now is to not be overweight, eat a good diet, and get out and exercise.


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midnightbliss 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

garlic has also been proven to naturally lower the blood pressure. thanks for the information.


Darvon Lawsuit 5 years ago

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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Natural really has a SAY over others. My father and brother has been incorporating a dash of cayenne in their beverages. I shall reference your hub in some of my natural tips to healthiness articles, if you don't mind. Thanks for this spease!


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fanaticfans 4 years ago

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