According to the statistics, 70 million people suffer from high blood pressure in America, and only half of them can control the issue. In order to treat this serious health condition, the United States spend $45 billion per for medications, health care services and missed working days. This number will shock you, but even 1000 people died due to high blood pressure just in 2013.
What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is caused by an elevated pressure or blood in our arteries, and there are 2 main reasons why it occurs.
- Smaller blood vessels called arterioles become narrow in which case the blood flow exerts more pressure against the vessels wall.
- The heart uses extra force in order to pump blood.
Human’s pressure is usually determined by the size and flexibility of the arteries, the amount of force used and the volume of pumped blood. People can tolerate high blood pressure only for several months or years, but it can harm the blood vessels in the eyes, brain, heart and kidneys.
Causes of HBP
The most common type of HBP is primary Hypertension and it’s sources usually can’t be identified. On the other hand, Secondary Hypertension occurs due to medication and underlying medical condition. This actually includes:
- Birth defect in the aorta
- Kidney issues
- Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
- Anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen.
- Endocrine issues
- Diabetes type 1 and 2
- Too little potassium and excess sodium in the body
- Sleep Apnea
- Family history
- Chronic stress
- Physical inactivity
- Chronic alcohol use
- Women over 55 and men over 45 have an increased risk of HBP
The Harm in Pharmaceutical Treatment
Unfortunately, medications like diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, Angiotensin-receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme can make patients feel worse than illnesses itself.
Treatment: In order to expel the excess salt and water from the body, you should take the following medications:
There are the 3 types of diuretics:
1.Loop diuretics: torsemide, furosemide, ethacrynic acid, bumetanide
2.Potassium spraing diuretics: triamterene, amiloride and spironolactone
3.Thiazide diuretics: metolazone, bendroflumethiazide, indapamide, chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide.
Thiazide diuretics actually cause side effects such as: increased blood sugar levels, elevated uric acid levels, and erectile dysfunctions.
Loop and thiazide diuretics diminish the body’s supply of potassium.
- Irritability and depression
- Reduced sexual drive
- Urinary incontinence
Treatment: taking these medications will slow your heart rate and lower the blood pressure.
Brands: Blocarden (timolol), Corgard (nadolol), Cartrol (cartelol), Bystolic (nebivolol ), Coreg (carvedilol), Visen (pindolol), Levatol (penbutolol), Kerlone (betaxol), Lopressor (metoprolol), Tenormin (atenolol), Sectral (acebutolol), Inderal (propranolol).
In combination with diuretic, the risk of diabetes increases a lot.
Sudden withdrawals increase both blood pressure and heart rate which can lead to heart attack or angina.
- Reduced exercising abilities
- Lightheadedness and dizziness
- Memory loss
- Reduced sexual drive
- Coldness in extremities
- Nightmares and vivid dreams
- Lethargy and fatigue
ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme
Treatment: taking these inhibitors will lead to decreased workload of the heart and widen the blood vessels as well.
Brands: Zetrill, Prinivil (lisinopril), Altace (rampiril), Lotensin (benazaperil), Aceon (perindopril), Vasotec (enalapril), Accurpill (quinaprill), Capoten (capotopril).
- Unfit for pregnancy
- Irritating cough
- Low blood pressure
ARBS – Angiotensin-receptor blockers
Treatment: due to this blockers, your blood pressure is lower and you have widen blood vessels.
Meds Brands: Edarbi (azilsartan), Avapro (irbesartan), Teveten (eprosartan), Diovan (valsartan), Benicar (olmesartan), Micardis (telmisartan), Atacand (cadesartan).
- Raised potassium levels
- Unit for pregnancy
- Nasal congestion
- Ligheheadedness and dizziness
- Low blood pressure
How To Treat High Blood Pressure Naturally With These Herbs
According to the newest study conducted on individuals between 30 to 65 years old, this herb improves inflammation, blood pressure and it prevents cardiovascular diseases as well.
The consumption of this herb will help you in the treatment of cardiovascular issues. Moreover, it also has the ability to neutralize blood sugar levels in diabetics and to soothe rheumatic and arthritic pain.
Yarrow is a folk remedy which has the ability to increase saliva and stomach acid in order to improve digestion, but it relaxes muscles In the intestines as well. Moreover, it can also slow down blood pressure and strengthen the effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
This herb soothes inflammation as it contains strong mucilage component, flavonoids and volatile oil. Moreover, it is potent astringent and has sedative, diuretic and antispasmodic properties.
This herb has the ability to improve blood flow, dilate blood vessels and protect the vessels from damage due to its high levels of antioxidants. Hawthorn significantly lowers blood vessels.
Tea for Heart Health
As you can see, all of the abovementioned herbs are extremely healthy since they increase the overall size of the cardiovascular structure and dilate the peripheral blood vessels. Moreover, some of them have the ability to normalize the activity of the heart and help the kidneys pass more water.
Here is how to prepare your yarrow, mistletoe, lime and hawthorn tea:
- 1 part mistletoe
- 2 parts yarrow
- 2 parts lime blossom
- 2 parts hawthorn
Drink this miraculous tea 3 times on a daily basis in order to get the best results.