Hypertension increases the risk of heart stroke and kidney failure. High blood pressure causes more deaths, damage to the heart muscle and tissue. According to the studies at Harvard. It can be lowered by losing weight. In fact, 28% of Americans have hypertension undiagnosed. Fortunately, most people can reduce blood pressure without medication and with home remedies. High blood pressure Linked to the developing cardiovascular disease.
Maintain Healthy Weight
Healthy body weight helps to control your blood pressure. If you are overweight, losing body fat that is important to control blood pressure. Obesity linked to the poor blood circulation, stress can cause. 35 percent of American population struggle with obesity and high blood pressure.
Take a Deep Breath
Slow breathing and meditation (qigong, yoga, tai chi), can decrease the levels of stress hormones, an enzyme released by the kidney that increases blood pressure. Take a 10 minute relaxation break in the morning and afternoon; Breath deeply until the abdomen is filled with air.
Eat Foods Rich in Potassium
Each person should include fruits and vegetables in daily meals that are rich in potassium, which is an important part of any treatment for lowering blood pressure. Potassium levels will reach 2000-4000 mg per day. Rich in potassium fruits and vegetables includes: tomatoes, oranges, potatoes, bananas, beans, peas, melon and dried fruit (plums, raisins, etc.).
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that contribute to the elasticity of blood vessels. According to a study, blood pressure decreased in 18% of patients who ate dark chocolate every day. Sufficient only 15 g of dark chocolate that will have a content of at least 70% cocoa.
Blood pressure can drop quite simple from drinking tea. Participants in a study who drank hibiscus tea on day, three were able to reduce systolic blood pressure on average by up to 7 points in six weeks. The study authors say that the main merit in lowering blood pressure Hibiscus they has phytochemicals. Many herbal teas contain combinations including hibiscus. It is better to choose teas that have a larger concentration of hibiscus.
Relax with Music
Taking medication and blood pressure, which did not drop sufficiently overnight, relaxing by listening music can help. This was the conclusion of Italian researchers from the University of Florence. They asked 28 subjects, adults who were already using drugs to control hypertension, to listen music, Celtic or Indian, at least 30 minutes a day, and this time, they breathe slowly and infrequently. After a week, the patient’s systolic pressure decreased by 3.2 points, and a month later with 4.4 points.