5 Herbs That Anyone With High Blood Pressure Needs To Know About

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One in every three adults or 70 million people suffer from high blood pressure in the US. Only 50% of this percentage can control this issue. $45 billion a year are spent by the USA in the treatment of this ailment, including medications, health care services and missed working days.

In 2013, 1000 people a day died by this disease.

What is High Blood Pressure?

Elevated pressure of blood in our arteries causes HBP. This situation occurs from 2 main factors, either together or independently.

1.The arterioles (smaller blood vessels) become narrow. In this case the blood flow actually exerts more pressure against the vessels wall.

2. Excess force is used by the heart to pump blood

The pressure can be determined by the size and flexibility of the arteries, the volume of pumped blood and the amount of force used.

High blood pressure can be tolerated by the human body only for a few months or years. It can injure the blood vessels in the eyes, brain, heart and kidneys.

Causes of HBP

Primary Hypertension is the most common type of HBP. This is actually common when the particular causes can not be identified.

Medication and underlying medical condition create Secondary Hypertension. Blood pressure is difficult to control by these cases. This actually includes:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen.
  • Endocrine issues
  • Birth defect in the aorta
  • Kidney issues
  • Diabetes type 1 and 2

Risk Factors

  • Chronic stress
  • Physical inactivity
  • Chronic alcohol use
  • Too little potassium and excess sodium in the body
  • Smoking
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Women over 55 and men over 45 have an increased risk of HBP

The Harm in Pharmaceutical Treatment

Many medications such as calcium channel blockers, Angiotensin-receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme, beta blockers and diuretics can make patients feel worse than illnesses itself.

Diuretics

Treatment: you can expel the excess salt and water from the body by these medications. When blood pressure issues arise, they are often the first recommended medicine.

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.

Complications:

–      Elevated uric acid levels, erectile dysfunctions and increased blood sugar levels can be caused by Thiazide diuretics.

–      The body’s supply of potassium can be diminished by  thiazude and loop diuretics.

Side Effects:

  • Reduced sexual drive
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Irritability and depression
  • Fatigue

Beta Blockers

Treatment: these meds lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate

Brands: Bystolic (nebivolol ), Coreg (carvedilol), Visen (pindolol), Levatol (penbutolol), Blocarden (timolol), Corgard (nadolol), Cartrol (cartelol), Kerlone (betaxol), Lopressor (metoprolol), Tenormin (atenolol), Sectral (acebutolol), Inderal (propranolol).

Complications:

  • Risk of diabetes increases when combined with a diuretic.
  • Blood pressure and heart rate can be increased by sudden withdrawals which can cause heart attack or angina.

Side Effects:

  • Reduced sexual drive
  • Coldness in extremities
  • Reduced exercising abilities
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Nightmares and vivid dreams
  • Lethargy and fatigue

ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme

Treatment: these inhibitors decrease the overall workload of the heart and widen the blood vessels

Brands: Zetrill, Prinivil (lisinopril), Altace (rampiril), Lotensin (benazaperil), Aceon (perindopril), Vasotec (enalapril), Accurpill (quinaprill), Capoten (capotopril).

Side Effects:

  • Unfit for pregnancy
  • Irritating cough
  • Low blood pressure

ARBS – Angiotensin-receptor blockers

Treatment: these blockers lower blood pressure and widen blood vessels

Meds Brands: Edarbi (azilsartan), Avapro (irbesartan), Teveten (eprosartan), Diovan (valsartan), Benicar (olmesartan), Micardis (telmisartan), Atacand (cadesartan).

Side Effects:

  • Unit for pregnancy
  • Nasal congestion
  • Drowsiness
  • Raised potassium levels
  • Ligheheadedness and dizziness
  • Lob blood pressure

How To Treat High Blood Pressure Naturally With These Herbs

Hibiscus

The latest study that included participants aged 30 to 65, has shown that this herb significantly improves inflammation, blood pressure and also prevents cardiovascular diseases.

Mistletoe

This herb treats cardiovascular issues and neutralizes blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Mistletoe also soothes rheumatic and arthritic pain.

Yarrow

This very popular folk remedy increases saliva and stomach acid to improve digestion. It also relaxes muscles in the intestines. Yarrow has been found to slower blood pressure and strengthen the effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

Lime Blossom

The presence of strong mucilage component, volatile oil and flavanoids reduce and soothe inflammation. It is powerful astringent and has sedative, diuretic and antispasmodic properties.

Hawthorn

This herb is rich in antioxidants that protect the vessels from damage, improve blood flow and dilate blood vessels. Hawthorn significantly lowers blood vessels.

Tea for Heart Health

These powerful herbs are extremely effective in aiding healthy blood pressure. They increase the overall size of the cardiovascular structure and dilate the peripheral blood vessels. Some of them also 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

Get optimal results by drinking this tea 3 times a day!

Source: www.healthy-holistic-living.com