Your veins and arteries serve as a pathway for your blood to move. The blood exerts pressure on your arteries and veins. This amount of pressure exerted is called blood pressure which is related to how your heart is working. You have high blood if your blood is putting more pressure compared to normal on your arteries and veins.
As compared to high blood pressure, hypertension is more severe. In stressful situations or after exercising it’s normal for most people to have elevated blood pressure. However, if you tend to have a high blood pressure (your heart works extra hard) when it shouldn’t be, then hypertension is a problem. This can be dangerous if left untreated.
Note: Always talk to a doctor if you are concerned about your blood pressure.
Luckily, you can treat hypertension symptoms at home. Here are a few ways:
Relaxation is one of the best ways to lower blood pressure. According to studies, a great way to slow heart rate and lower blood pressure is through deep breathing. Have at least 10 minutes quiet relaxation and deep breathing a day.
2. Nix the Caffeine
Some say that caffeine’s effects on blood pressure are unclear. However, there are researchers suspecting caffeine to have the effect of elevating your heart rate. That’s why it’s better to opt for a herbal tea in the morning or maybe you should reduce your caffeine intake.
According to many studies, a regular exercise (even a brisk walk may do) can lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk for full-blown hypertension. Still, talk to your doctor first if you have a more severe case of hypertension.
In order to reduce stress, improve sleep and eliminate bad habits, some people opt for self-hypnosis techniques.
5. Eat More Fiber
Dietary fiber can safely reduce blood pressure. Moreover, it aids in your digestive system to work better and make you feel fuller so it would be easier to lose weight – helping you to lower your blood pressure.
6. Stop Smoking
Your heart is affected by nicotine. It raises your blood pressure and increases your heart rate. Kick the habit of smoking to have the quickest way of lowering your blood pressure.
7. Eat Your Foods Unsalted
A diet high in salt is the leading cause of hypertension and high blood pressure. When your body needs to accommodate additional salt in the system, it holds onto fluids which result to an extra pressure on the arteries and veins. That pressure can be eased if you reduce your salt intake.
8. Take an Herbal Supplement
An herbal supplement like Fish Oil can increase healthy fats in your body. These fats help the body in absorbing necessary vitamins. Healthy fats are what the heart needs; If your heart is healthy it doesn't have to work as hard at rest.
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