How to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

There are many natural way to lower high blood pressure. These methods work especially if you are border line in your disease. High Blood Pressure, is a silent killer.

Every year million of people die from diseases associated with high blood pressure. One of the worst contributors to high blood pressure are obesity, lack of exercise, and poor diet, especially Americans.

Many of us eat too much and move too little and there has been a rise in childhood obesity, which can result in high blood pressure,in children and diabetes.

If you pre-hypertensive, and not yet taking medication, you can prevent the diagnosis of high blood pressure and bring life around a bring you blood pressure back to normal ranges. Most physicians will encourage you to make life changes to prevent the onset of high blood pressure. Many people are much more aware of the dangers of hypertension and cures for high blood pressure.

Diets for High Blood Pressure

Dietary changes will play a major part in lowering high blood pressure. Eat a diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. Include fish, poultry, grains, nuts, seed and dried beans as a part of your diet. Cut your salt intake in half or use a salt substitute such as dash.

Limit processed foods, such as canned vegetables, luncheon meats which are high in salt. Include foods high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium or take a daily supplement.

Lower saturated fat intake. You daily fat consumption should be 30% of your total daily diet. Red meat has more fat and is generally should not be a major source of dietary protein.

A three day juice or vegetable fast can help to lower high blood pressure. Even if you just once or twice a day will produce health benefits.

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Exercise it important for a healthier and longer life. An exercise program can aid in weight loss and help your blood pressure to return to normal. It is important to check with your doctor before you start any exercise routine.

Walking: Walk 15 to 20 minutes three or four time a week. If you have difficulty being motivated, try to get a exercise buddy.

Exercise will help you to strengthen your heart and lungs, tone muscles, improve flexibility, improve circulation, improve bond density, reduce stress and help your to sleep deeper and rest better.

Yoga: Yoga is good for stretching muscles, improving flexibility and blood circulation. There are certain yoga exercise that are designed to lower high blood pressure.

Weight Training: Weight training with light weights is also an excellent for of exercise. The main types of exercise that are helpful are stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening. All exercise should begin with a warm up and end with a cool down. A warm up helps your body to slowly get used to moving and drives blood flow to the muscles. The cool down helps your body to return to its resting rate.

Health Programs: Many YMCA's have a program to help seniors and patients with medical challenges. They program gives you access to exercise for about $60 for three months. For most people, this will help you to lose weight, begin to tone you body and strengthen your heart and vascular system.

Call the Y in your community, to check for the specifics of the program. You will need to ask your physician about the program and get a referral.

Drinking and Drugs

If you are using any type of illegal drugs, please stop. Street drugs especially stimulates such as, coke, crack or amphetamines raise blood pressure dramatically and if you have hypertensionand do not know it, you can cause instant and heart attack or stroke.

Amphetamine use can also create mental symptoms such as panic disorders, obsessive/compulsive disorders and phobia. If you don't have hypertension, you can develop it by abusing street drugs. If you drink, do it in moderation.

Other Natural Cures for High Blood Pressure

  • Apple cider vinegar, has vitamins A, B, C and E and is well documented to lower high blood pressure. You can make a daily drink of apple cider vinegar honey and water to help.
  • Green tea, helps to lower high blood pressure and can be drank a few times a day.
  • Taking a grape seed extract for four weeks can lower blood pressure substantially.
  • Co-enzyme Q10, works as an antioxidant to protects blood vessel linings and helps keep blood vessels dilated, thus lowering blood pressure.
  • Garlic and Vitamin C, increases nitric oxide in the blood and lowers systolic blood press

Prescription Drug Treatment

Lifestyle changes may not work for some and your doctor will prescribe medication that will help regulate your high blood pressure.

Prescription drug treatment can help to give high blood pressure relief and help to maintain and control hypertension.

Treating high blood pressure naturally can work best for those who are pre-hypertensive.

If you now have hypertension you will need to take medication, but you can also use natural method to help facilitate lower pressure numbers.

Take your medication as prescribed, as long as necessary or until you are told by your doctor, you do no need it.

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yoginijoy 4 years ago

Great suggestions on lowering blood pressure. You mention yoga as beneficial but I would add that meditation also is immensely helpful if one does it daily for 20 minutes. My blood pressure was recorded at 100/59 just this past month--a reading taken at 3pm. Wow! Voting up and useful. Be well.

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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

You write very well. I need to take a print out of your hubs, and read them. :)

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Thank you for the Lowering Blood Pressure Tips~! NICE HUB!!

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Dmitriy bestlife, thank you for this information on tap water. I stopped drinking tap water about 8 years ago, but I drink distilled water. I will read your research on spring water.

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Dmitriy bestlife 6 years ago from Moscow

let me say that hypertenson may result from dehidration. And drinking tap or boyyeled water would not help, because one should drink structured water. THe water from a natural spring is good for human organism because it preserves its natural structure. So big city inhabitants should think about water structuring in addition to the water cleaning with the help of filters.

An easy to usr device for water structuring is created in Russia, and itis described in mymaterials. It is tested that blood presure could be normalised after several days of drinking structured water! It could be as easy as that!

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

"What do you think about the newer combined herbal blood pressure remedies that are now available." I have not tried any to date.

I am on prescription meds now and my pressure is normal. I agree with you that if you are diagnosed with hypertension, natural remedies do not take precedence over prescription medications. I will clarify that in the hub!

I also had been taking Omega-3 and when my Dr. found out gave me medicinal strength Omega-3 (Lovaza. I have a great Dr. who works with me.

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Scotty Doc 6 years ago

Thanks for this - it's very comprehensive.

What do you think about the newer combined herbal blood pressure remedies that are now available. They seem to have a good track record. My own view as a doctor (who also has high blood pressure) is that natural remedies sit as a complement to medicine treatment - not as an alternative for most people.

I can see the attractions of herbal remedies but worry about the risk of causing much higher readings in some people.

I've written quite a bit about this previously over at my blog site: if you want to take a look and join the discussion.

Thanks for your hub


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Habee, Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. As far a BP, lucky you! You probably have great genetics!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great tips! I've been lucky with BP so far, even though I'm fat, over 50, and smoke. I do take CoQ10 and vitamins, though.

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks for your comments. I went to the Dr. yesterday an my blood pressure had dropped to 120/70! Which is excellent.

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Another good hub offering some blood pressure lowering alternatives. Thanks for sharing your insight! :)

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