What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the measure of the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance to blood flow in arteries.
It is a common health condition when the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough to cause several health concerns.
Increased blood pressure coupled with narrow arteries increases resistance.
The worst part is that it can go on without symptoms for years.
In the long term one then faces several health consequences
Even though symptoms may be unnoticeable, high bp can cause significant damage to blood vessels and organs.
Types of Hypertension
This is the most common type of hypertension and develops over time with no exact cause known. Some common factors that can cause include
- Physical changes
Unlike primary hypertension which develops over time, it develops quickly and can become more severe.
Conditions that may cause this kind of hypertension include
- Chronic use of alcohol
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Medication side effects
- Kidney disease
Symptoms of Hypertension
The symptoms may take years to show up until they become severe enough.
- Nose bleeds
- Blood in urine
- Visual changes
- Shortness of breath
Common Causes of Hypertension
- Certain prescription and over the counter drugs can exacerbate hypertension
- Certain pain and inflammation medicines as they may affect kidneys
- Eating too much cream, butter, fats, sweets, etc
- Excessive alcohol and caffeine intake
- Certain emotions such as fear, grief, anger, envy, jealousy, etc
Home Remedies for High BP
Developing a healthy diet
A healthy diet helps reduce high bp and helps reduce complications such as stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.
One should be physically active and exercise in his daily regimen.
Exercise reduces stress, lower bp and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
Maintaining a healthy weight
For overweight or obese people losing weight helps regulate bp.
One can use stress-reducing techniques
- Muscle relaxation
Consequences of High BP
Hypertension is a condition whose symptoms are not always obvious. It is only through the consequences that one comes to realize the harm done onto his body
Damage to arteries
Healthy arteries are flexible, strong and allow the free flow of blood.
When undetected, hypertension can make them less flexible and restrict the easy movement of blood.
This allows fats to easily get deposited in the artery walls and cause high bp, stroke and heart attack.
Damage to heart
Hypertension can damage your heart by causing it to pump more frequently than its usual rate.
This happens because the blood vessels face increased pressure. Ultimately this causes the heart to get enlarged.
Following concerns may then arise
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
Damage to brain
To perform to it’s optimum your brain requires a healthy flow of oxygen-rich blood.
But due to hypertension, the supply is reduced causing various damages.
There can be temporary blockages or May even cause brain cells to die.
Homeopathic Treatment of Hypertension
Homeopathic treatment should be used as a complementary treatment and not as an alternative treatment for hypertension.
A homeopath will guide you with the best course after your consultation.
Many times homeopaths will suggest lifestyle changes if needed.Combination remedies may be prescribed if an underlying cause is detected.
A homeopath might change your remedies over a course of time to better target the source cause
How Allopathy is different from Homeopathy
Typical allopathic medicines work instantly by lowering down your BP.
This instant effect is not permanent and you may have to take a repeat dose to experience the effect again.
Thus repeat dosage creates a lifelong dependency.
In case of homeopathy, though the remedies may not show instant effects but the healing effect is long lasting..
Even if you stop taking the homeopathic remedies, the blood pressure will continue to be normal.
After some months you will notice a significant improvement even if you stop the remedies.
For this to happen, we recommend regular follow-ups with a homeopath who will track your progress.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.co.nz and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopat