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Hypertension Related Diseases Are The Leading Causes Of Death; Follow This Formula To Control It

by Shatakshi Gupta
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When your blood pressure crosses the mark beyond normal BP level, it is called high blood pressure or hypertension. The blood pressure level is determined on the basis of the flow of blood passing through your blood arteries and the force exerted by the heart to pump the blood. The thinner or narrower your blood vessels, the more force your heart has to exert to pump blood forward and the higher your blood pressure will be. There are mainly two types of high blood pressure, primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Long-term high blood pressure can lead to heart disease as well as other diseases. The sooner high blood pressure is recognized take necessary steps to control it. Today, in this article we will see what are the causes, symptoms and remedies of High BP.

What are the causes of high blood pressure?

The causes of primary high blood pressure are:

High Blood Pressure

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  • Some people may inherit the problem of high blood pressure genetically from their parents or any other family member. This problem occurs due to the mutation of the gene or the abnormality of the gene.
  • The problem of high blood pressure can also occur due to the changes in the body due to increasing age. For example, high blood pressure can also occur due to salt and fluid imbalance in the body due to reduced kidney function due to ageing.
  • Obesity, diabetes, unhealthy lifestyle and physical inactivity can also cause high blood pressure.

Secondary hypertension occurs as a result of any other body problems:

  • Renal diseases.
  • Excessive Alcoholism.
  • Sleeping disorders.
  • Thyroid problem.
  • Adrenal gland problems, etc.

Symptoms of hypertension:

Hypertension is commonly referred to as a silent problem. Its symptoms are also elusive in the beginning, but, it can have a bad effect on important organs like the brain, heart, eyes and kidneys. The symptoms which can be seen are:

  • Breathlessness.
  • Blood in urine
  • Dizziness.
  • Chest pain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Headache.
  • Nose bleeds.
Chest Pain

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Diseases caused due to hypertension:

  • Hypertension is the most common cause of heart stroke.
  • Just as it is necessary for the health of our heart to keep the flow of blood normal and healthy, in the same way, it is also necessary for the development of our brain. But when blood pressure rises, oxygen is interrupted in a part of the brain, which causes a stroke.
  •  It becomes the cause of dementia. Apart from this, the risk of brain haemorrhage increases by 50 per cent from high BP also.
  • Kidneys act as a filter in the body and remove the dirt present in the blood. But the kidney also fails due to high blood pressure. Due to high BP, the major arteries leading to the kidney get damaged. In such a situation, the kidney is unable to filter the blood and waste accumulates in it.
  • Hypertension also has a bad effect on the eyes as well. Due to high BP, the vessels present in the eyes get damaged. Because of this, blood cannot reach the retina.In such a situation, bleeding starts from the eye. In some cases, it also becomes the cause of eyesight loss.

Remedies:

Yoga and workout:

yoga

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Setubandha Asana affects the muscles (hamstrings) found behind the knee, stomach and intestines. This improves blood flow. Helps to reduce stress. Improves high blood pressure.

Apart from this, cycling or jogging at a moderate to a brisk pace for 40 minutes three to four days a week can reduce blood pressure by up to 10 points. Similarly, jumping rope for 30 minutes can also reduce blood pressure by 8 to 10 points. According to the CDC, exercising for 30 minutes a day, even 5 days a week, can reduce blood pressure by up to 8 points.

Include these items in your diet:

  • Beetroot: By eating 250 grams of beetroot, BP can be reduced by 7 points.  This relaxes the arteries and they start opening. As a result, the blood pressure becomes normal.
  • Pineapple: Potassium is found in abundance in pineapple. Potassium reduces hypertension.
  • Liquorice tea: Liquorice regulates the enzyme that breaks down cortisol.  Along with this, it balances the way adrenaline works.
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  • Citrus fruits:If blood pressure is high, then include citrus fruits like orange, lemon and grapes in the diet, they will control BP. It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that keep the heart-healthy.
  • Pumpkin seeds and oil: Both are rich in magnesium, potassium, arginine and amino acids, which relax the arteries and reduce blood pressure. The oil of pumpkin seeds is also effective.
  • Pulses and Beans: Various researches related to blood pressure support that pulses and legumes are beneficial for these hypertension patients. They contain fibre, magnesium and potassium, which reduce high blood pressure.
  • Tomatoes: Lycopene present in tomatoes reduces the risk of heart disease. It reduces the risk of heart diseases by controlling blood pressure.