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Are You Looking At Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally?

Do you or someone in your family suffer from hypertension? If so, you would be right to be concerned especially since this condition is also known as the “silent killer.” Problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and even loss of eyesight are commonly linked with hypertension. Have you considered looking into reducing high blood pressure naturally?

Blood Pressure Medication – The Down Side

While we know that medical intervention is necessary to combat high blood pressure, there are many who shy away from conventional medicine simply due to the side effects.

High blood pressure (stage 2) refers to a pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg which will see your medical practitioner prescribe medication such as beta blockers which make your heart beat slower, diuretics which help to remove sodium from the body, or calcium channel blockers.

The most common side effects are:

  • Nausea

  • Nervousness

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Diarrhoea or constipation

  • Rashes

Most doctors will – certainly in the early stages of elevated blood pressure – recommend lifestyle changes to assist with the reduction of your blood pressure and overall wellness.

Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally

As we know, what we feed our bodies has a direct impact on our health. The modern diet is getting lower in essential nutrients, yet higher in saturated fats, sodium and sugar – all of which are contributing factors to hypertension.

What foods should you be including in your diet to combat high blood pressure:

  • Bananas

  • Leafy greens

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Avocado

  • Tuna & salmon

  • Nuts & seeds

  • Beans

Knowing what to avoid is just as vital and includes:

  • Processed foods

  • Alcohol

  • Excessive caffeine

  • Salt

However, there are also some positive changes that we can make which are proven time and again to increase our quality of life and have the added bonus of working to reduce our blood pressure.

  • Exercise regularly, even if it’s just a 30-minute walk three times a week.

  • Meditate

  • Get sufficient sleep

  • Reduce stress

  • Lose weight

  • Stop smoking

We understand that reducing your blood pressure naturally may need more than the correct diet. In which case we’d like to encourage you to seek the advice of Dr Sanua, who is a proponent of natural health, a registered homeopath, and a caring medical professional. Call us today for your consultation.




 

 

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