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How to Get Rid of High Blood Pressure - The Silent Killer

Updated on August 13, 2010

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure is a health condition which is caused by the narrowing or contraction of the small blood tubes or capillaries all through the body system, which turns out to put extra pressure on the human heart in order for it to be able to pump blood through the capillaries. What are the causes of high blood pressure you may ask? High blood pressure is being regarded as a disease related to this modern age. This is rightly linked to the pace at which most of the modern people are living their life which is said to be on the fast lane. Another issue is the pressures being suffered by most persons as it has to do with daily living and this could be physical or mental. All these issues combined, cause a rise in the adrenaline in the blood which basically results in pressure being put on the heart. The silent killer has set in.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

When high blood pressure is at its moderate rate, there may not be any visible symptoms for even years. Mild and moderate hypertension may not produce any symptoms for years. By the time it advances in stage, one may start feeling pains on the neck and behind the head on getting up from bed, but it later stops after the morning hours. Other symptoms associated with high blood pressure include but are not limited to aching arms, shoulders and back, palpitations, lightheadedness, constancy in urinating, extreme fatigue, mood swings, troubled breathing etc. If no adequate measures are taken on observing these symptoms, it may eventually lead to heart failures, strokes and other severe health conditions.

Getting Rid Of High Blood Pressure through Natural Methods

1. Exercise: This plays a very essential part in getting rid of high blood pressure. The safest form of exercise while in this condition is walking. It has the ability to relieve one of tension, improves the body muscles. Progression in this form of exercise will to a great extent reduces the level of the blood pressure because it mostly serves as a natural means of detoxification. When it is dully confirmed by a physician that the patient’s blood pressure has stabilized, the person can now move on to other forms of exercise like swimming, jogging or even in abdominal breathing type of yoga. In carrying out these physical activities, the person should not fail to be monitoring his blood pressure.

2. Sleep: This has a unique way of calming one’s nerves. Ensuring that you have between 6-8 hours of sleep daily is a vital step towards getting rid of high blood pressure. It may take a little time before you start seeing the results, do not be deterred because it remains one of the safest ways of doing away with high blood pressure.

3. Diet: Following a strict suitable diet combined with exercise and enough sleep will go al long way in aiding one to naturally get rid of high blood pressure. When one sticks to a diet plan that is mainly made up of fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal proteins and almost zero beef, chicken or pork consumption, the blood coagulation gradually reduces leading to the blood pressure being lowered. Including garlic in one’s diet will also aid to a great extent in curing high blood pressure because it has properties which are capable of reducing the spasms of the capillaries, slowing the rate of the pulse and also improving the rhythm of one’s heart beat.

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      jack 5 years ago

      i don't understand

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      NIckole 5 years ago

      How do you all right from the dead?

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      Jonesy Dickinsion 5 years ago

      I too am also dead like Tom Hellert. I am writing you today via a 2 Hub series to communicate with the living, but I soon hope to upgrade to the 3 Hub series Tom is using. While I am not yet able to hover, I have ambitions.

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      Girl 5 years ago

      I hav blood pressure bc of my family treating me like dirt.always mad and never sleep.hopefully I get my heart beat back.and gain my healthy weight back.bc I lost my rare body

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I have high blood pressure and my ear build up fluid inside how can I make my ear clear out fluid? And it bothers me a lot.

      Oh oh oh I just got the cold the other day and today it is worst.

      I need your help

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      snagerries 6 years ago from Singapore

      Please try to follow these tips and I am sure you will be benefitted.

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      Jesus 6 years ago

      thank you,I don't understand why i have high blood pressure though,i sleep a good 7.5 hours,i exercise hard and I eat correctly but it just might be the fat that i can never get rid of,literally,hard exercise for 2 hours a day for a year and it just won't come off

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      snagerries 6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks a lot for the valuable feedback.

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      Snagerries, you have certainly picked an incredibly important topic to write about. And you have done it extremely well. Your tips on regulating blood pressure are spot on. Your hub is a terrific aid to people prone to high blood pressure like me. Diet and exercise are the keys. Thanks so much for writing about a topic that helps others. Voted up and useful.

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      tom hellert 7 years ago from home

      S, your advice is spot on-I had high blood pressure- I died 2 years ago because of it -

      I have a 3 Hub series on the topic-and what happened- So i definitely know how bad this issue can be sometimes diet is not enough and we need medicine/drugs- even then ya have to follow a good diet- I am lucky right now- I am hovering about 1/2 way between my top and bottom weights- but the diet is the key for weight control...

      gerat hub-spot on