Human body is a combination of different systems like digestive system, nervous system and even circulatory system; all the systems have to run properly in order to maintain good health. The system responsible for proper blood supply to the body is known as the circulatory system. If heart pumps more blood than needed it exerts pressure on arteries and this pressure that the blood exerts is known as high blood pressure or hypertension and when the heart pumps less than normal amount of blood it is known as low blood pressure or hypo-tension.
Chronically elevated blood pressure is present when your numbers are 140/90 (mm Hg) or higher. If high blood pressure is not treated in time it can lead to more severe conditions like strokes, heart attacks and circulatory diseases.
PHYSICAL REMEDIES TO TREAT BLOOD PRESSURE
Most of the health conditions can be treated well without extensive use of medication. It needs some physical exercises and a lot of lifestyle changes that help treat hypertension.
The most important thing that helps in controlling high blood pressure is exercise. There are a lot of people across the globe who believes in the myth that exercise is not for people with high blood pressure, in fact the people who have high blood pressure can feel better and more energetic after a light exercise as it helps bring high blood pressure under control. By exercise the doctors don’t mean that hypertensive people need to run for a mile on daily basis to get rid of high blood pressure, or they have to join a gym to do so, what they mean is, that instead of living a sedentary life if high blood pressure patients try to do light exercises daily they can lead a better life.
Regular exercise plays a significant role in making your blood vessels more flexible and your heart stronger. If your heart is strong it will be able to pump more blood with less effort, and this decreases stress on your heart leads to reduced pressure on your arteries which results in lowering down of blood pressure. Exercise makes the difference of 4-9 (mm Hg) in your systolic blood pressure top numbers, and that much improvement is as good as some of the blood pressure medicines.
EAT HEALTHY DIET
The second most important thing that you could do to get rid of high blood pressure without medication is to eat what is best for your physical condition. The following are some instructions following which you can control your blood pressure.
⦁ Inculcate the habit of eating whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products in order to control your blood pressure.
⦁ Avoid processed food. ⦁ Try to avoid sodium. ⦁ Add potassium to your food as it does not let sodium effect your blood pressure. The best source of potassium is fresh fruits and vegetables and not the artificially prepared food supplements. ⦁ Quit smoking. ⦁ Reduce alcohol consumption. ⦁ Use less caffeine.
Stress is known to be the route cause of many other mental and physical conditions. Reducing stress is in your own hands. The following set of instructions may help reduce stress.
⦁ When you do something good, never expect anything. ⦁ Try to keep positive thinking. ⦁ Failure is a part of life; never take one to your heart stay motivated. ⦁ Know what your stress triggers are and try to avoid them. ⦁ Make time to relax and enjoy your hobbies.