Easy Ways to Control Hypertension
High blood pressure (HBP), which is also known as hypertension, is the most common cardio-vascular disease. Blood pressure is the power of blood which is pushed against the artery walls when it travels through our body. Every time the heart beats, it forces blood through the arteries.
Blood pressure is at utmost level when the heart beats, forcing the blood into the arteries. It is called systolic pressure. While the heart is at the relaxation stage, between beats, the pressure falls down. This is called diastolic pressure.
The majority of people having high blood pressure problem have no symptoms. While few people in the early stages of high blood pressure may feel headaches, faint spells or experience nosebleeds, these symptoms and signs normally do not arise until blood pressure has reached a high or even life threatening level.
The normal blood pressure level is 120/80, wherein 120 is the maximum or systolic blood pressure and 80 is the minimum or diastolic blood pressure. If systolic blood pressure goes above 140 or if diastolic blood pressure exceeds 90 then the blood pressure is considered high.
HBP may be due to many reasons. These include your genes, heredity conditions, consuming high amounts of salt, being inactive, obesity, too much alcohol or lower potassium content in your diet.
Nowadays, high blood pressure is a very common condition given people's hectic schedule. With lots of people being obese, consuming a fat-rich diet and experiencing stress, hypertension problems are likely to occur.
Though several people groups are hereditarily predisposed to HBP, there is proof that a healthy lifestyle and balanced nutrition can aid to relieve hypertension. Lots of common spices and vegetables have helpful effects in controlling high blood pressure. These include:
Celery: Eating 4 celery stalks every day is very beneficial for lowering blood pressure in human beings. However, if consumed in large quantities, it can have negative effects as celery contain sodium and other compounds.
Garlic: It is a magical medicine for our heart. It has many advantageous nutrients to help the cardiovascular system. Eating one garlic clove a day has lots of beneficial effects for managing hypertension as it reduces cholesterol and diastolic blood pressure levels.
Onion: Onion is very useful in controlling hypertension. Eating 2-3 tablespoons of onion essential oil every day has been proven to lessen the systolic level by nearly 25 points and diastolic level by 15 points.
Spices such as fennel, oregano, black pepper and basil have useful nutrients that are very beneficial in controlling hypertension to an appropriate level.
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