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Natural remedies to treat hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common health problem of older age groups and some younger adults.

Most physicians and doctors are recommending pharmaceutical medicines which are being sold in drug stores, as the means to treat hypertension.

In this busy stressful life, it is highly important for old and younger adults to have a systematic check of their blood pressure.

High blood pressure can be controlled with natural remedies and changes in diet and lifestyle.

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits and diet habits prove to be an effective step in both preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

Having hypertension is one indication that you are living an unhealthy lifestyle, and hence leading a healthy lifestyle can probably help you to control your blood pressure and lead a healthier and happier life.

Most of the natural remedies used for treating hypertension are safe and effective.

Researches found that hydrotherapy, special vegetarian diet, exercise, herbal tea, and adequate water have good effect in controlling hypertension.

Garlic, which contains a compound called adenosine which functions both as a muscle relaxant and as an aid in vaso dilation, helps in dilating the muscles of blood vessels, thereby avoiding blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

Fruits and vegetables are best sources of vitamin C, potassium and soluble fiber, all of which have an effect in lowering blood pressure.

Fishes which contains omega-3 fatty acids can be a good diet for people who are experiencing hypertension.

Food rich in calcium regulates the heart’s muscle contraction, making it easier for managing blood pressure.

Drinking lot of water and getting enough rest are holistic and natural way of treating hypertension, besides taking natural medications.

Enough sleep, regular exercise and healthier lifestyle with recreation time can control your blood pressure.

You can also control your hypertension through weight management, meditation and relaxation.

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the NIH, a United States government organisation) to control hypertension.

The Dieatary Glycemic Index menus and diet plans will help you to apply the DASH diet.