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Hypertension – Its Causes and Its Symptoms

Hypertension; It affects nearly one out of four Americans. That is a huge number of hypertension sufferers; And still the mainstream medical industry certainly seems determined to get us all on patent hypertension (blood pressure) medications. With the new guidelines issued by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, people whose blood pressure levels were once considered well below normal (120 over 80 reading) suddenly became pre-hypertensive – essentially overnight. And, of course, one of the first recommendations out of all the so-called “experts” mouths was more widespread use of patent hypertension medications.What causes Hypertension or (High Blood Pressure)? It often occurs due to a strain on the heart. Now, this can arise from a variety of conditions including diet, atherosclerosis, (which is hardening of the arteries), high cholesterol, diabetes, environmental factors, as well as lifestyle choices.There are signs, warning us all the time, all over our bodies that point directly to a larger problem with our health… and what we would normally do? We shrug off any changes to our hair, skin, fingernails, and other parts of our bodies as a natural part of growing older.Now, with ten minutes routine checkup with our doctors, do you think he or she has enough time to look for hidden warning signs? These signs could be pointing to a larger problem like heart disease or diabetes or food allergies and even nutritional deficiencies.Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to those signs and report any changes that you may have notice to your doctor. Try and get into a discussion with your doctor about those changes that you have discovered.You can beat hypertension or (high blood pressure) – most of the time without drugs. Even if you can not completely avoid patent medicines, taking the right natural measures may be able to help you use substantially less.OK! So now you realize that you have hypertension. Your next move will be to take care of it, try to bring it under control and get rid of it…period.Now, one has to be careful here because what works for someone else may not work for you. Do you remember the old saying, “You are what you eat?” Well, in many cases it holds true. Cutting out a few of the cream sauces and slices of pizza might do some good. A diet low in fat, sugar, and salt, but rich in foods containing potassium, calcium, magnesium, and fiber, is highly recommended for hypertensives. Garlic and other members of the onion family should be included in any diet that aims to lower hypertension, as they significantly reduce systolic and diastolic pressure.Hypertension symptoms; They appear throughout the body and may include dizziness, headache, fatigue, restlessness, difficulty breathing, insomnia, intestinal complaints, and emotional instability. In advanced stages, the hypertensive patient often experiences cardiovascular disease as well as damage to the heart, kidneys and brain.In order to reduce blood pressure, sodium intake must be restricted while at the same time potassium intake increased. Individuals with high blood pressure should be aware of hidden salt in processed foods.