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Hypertension - how to control your blood pressure

Updated on March 6, 2015

Lower your blood pressure naturally

Many people live with high blood pressure, but they are unaware of it. Causes of high blood pressure are hereditary, stress, sedentary life style or lack of exercise, obesity, unhealthy eating. It is more prevalent over age 40, but it can develop at any age. It should be treated immediately as it can lead to serious consequences like stroke, heart attack etc. Reducing blood pressure helps to feel better physically and mentally. Symptoms of blood pressure are headache, neck pain, palpitations or no symptoms at all.

There are a few effective ways to control your blood pressure. Following a healthy life- style will help reduce risks that affect blood pressure. Using these effective steps will definitely help you to lower your blood pressure.

A healthy meal

Following a Healthy eating habit can reduce the possibilities of developing high blood pressure and lower existing high blood pressure levels. The DASH eating plan is generally recommended for hypertensive patients. DASH stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension." This program stresses on reducing bp by emphasizing the consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables, low- fat dairy products foods and foods low in saturated fat, fat and cholesterol.

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Natural remedies for blood pressure

Sodium intake

A good healthy eating plan should include foods low in salt or sodium. It typically is advised that you consume no more than 2.4g of sodium (about 1 teaspoon) of table salt a day. A lower- sodium diet plan is easiest way to lower blood pressure and to help keep hypertensive medications working better. Avoiding foods with high sodium can additionally help lower hypertension naturally,

Obesity is also a huge risk factor for high blood pressure, heart diseases, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Reducing your weight can easily lower your blood pressure.


Plenty of exercise is an extremely important step to further prevent and reduce blood pressure. 20 to 30 minutes of simple walking or exercising daily can make a substantial difference in your blood pressure.

No Nicotine

Smoking can indirectly contribute to hypertension. Whenever the nicotine enters the body, it causes damage to the walls of blood vessels. This causes hardening of the arteries, which influences the flow of blood. Avoiding any source of nicotine (including filtered tobacco) can easily help keep the arterial walls healthy and prevent any complications which may come as a result of a pre-existing disease.

Home remedies for blood pressure

There are alternative medicine that are also known to lower blood pressure naturally as a form of alternative treatment. Following are some:

  • Garlic
  • Hawthorn berry
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Basil

Garlic can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol level. These herbs can be taken or mixed with food. They can be used to make tea. Ginger tea is also very good for cold and cough symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar is very good in lowering blood pressure as well as diabetes. Mix one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass of water, it can be diluted more. Then take this three to four times a day or as much as you like.

Fish oil contains docohexaenoic acid or DHAA which is very effective in lowering blood pressure.

Mineral supplements - potassium, calcium and magnesium can be useful in lowering blood pressure naturally. There is a modest - but good - effect on the systolic blood pressure.

You may additionally want to include in your diet plan more fruit and vegetables. Celery, bananas, apples, tomatoes, onions and garlic all have also been shown to be helpful to reduce high blood pressure and keep it normal.


The information in this hub does not replace the medical treatment. Consult your physician before using this.


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      sfshine 5 years ago from Michigan

      alocsin, thank you for your comment. Garlic has many benefits as well as exercise. I read your hubs about traffic and how to get them. I learned a lot from those hubs. Very good job.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like both garlic and exercise, and I indulge in both liberally. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      sfshine 5 years ago from Michigan

      Garlic has many benefits. Thanks for the comment.

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      sfshine 5 years ago

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Mypath 5 years ago from California, USA

      Nice and informative hub. Thanks

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      Akhil Anil 5 years ago

      Very Informative article. I've heard that Garlic is prescribed for BP in Indian Ayurvedic system also. Votes up!