Hypertension is a chronic disease, where the blood pressure in the arteries becomes high. It is classified as Primary Hypertension and Secondary Hypertension.
Primary Hypertension is common form of hypertension and found in almost 90-95% of people, which are mainly caused by kidney and hormonal conditions like hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, and even pregnancy, among others. The exact cause of primary hypertension is still unknown. Research says that the factors, including increasing age, having relatives with high blood pressure ,a sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet with too much salt, drinking too much alcohol, smoking and too much stress.
Secondary hypertension is a condition that causes high blood pressure. Identifying and treating that trigger condition brings your blood pressure down to normal levels. Secondary hypertension occurs in only 5- 10% of those with high blood pressure. A number of factors can lead to the health issues that result in high blood pressure.
You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. This may also lead to heart attacks, strokes, etc.
Symptoms of Hypertension:
Sometimes it is possible to find out whether you have hypertension, if you have all these symptoms below:
• Mild headaches
• Dizzy spells
• Shortness of breath
• Vision problems
Causes of Hypertension:
• Adrenal gland tumors
• Kidney problems
• Congenital problem
• Use of Illegal drugs like cocaine
• Lack of exercise
• Excessive alcohol consumption
• Sleep apnea
How to Get rid of hypertension naturally:
• Lemon :
Drink 5-6 glasses of fresh lemon water every day, by adding 2 tbsp of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Drink this juice on an empty stomach every day. Do not add sugar or salt, instead you can mix honey.
• Watermelon seeds:
Crush 2 tbsp of dried watermelon seeds and add the powder in a cup of boiled water. Leave it for about an hour, stir it, strain and drink 4 tbsp of this water every hour of the day.
Eat 5-6 pods of fresh garlic on an empty stomach every day.
• Ginger juice with cumin:
Add 1 tsp of fresh ginger juice to a tsp of honey. Mix a tsp of cumin powder to honey and ginger juice. Mix well and consume this twice daily.
• Curry leaves:
Boil 25-30 curry leaves, bring it to room temperature and strain off the leaves. Drink this water early morning on an empty stomach.
• Reduce salt intake:
Take low sodium salt instead of regular salt. You can also try to avoid salt totally in your food. Stay away from processed food.
• Onion juice:
Try to eat at least one raw onion every day or extract juice from raw onion add honey to it and drink this twice a day.
• Fenugreek seeds:
Add one or two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in boiling water. Strain the fenugreek seeds and make it a smooth paste. Consume this paste everyday once in the morning on an empty stomach and also once in the evening.
Eat at least two bananas a day as it is low in sodium and free from cholesterol. You can also include raisins, baked sweet potatoes, spinach, dried apricots and orange juice to reduce high blood pressure levels.
• Regular exercise:
It is important for you to exercise about 30 to 45 minutes at least five to six times a week to increase your metabolism and to keep your blood pressure at normal levels. Reduce the consumption of alcohol and quit smoking to maintain your blood pressure levels.