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Simple Ways to Control Hypertension Naturally

Published on Sep 01, 2014 and last reviewed on Jul 07, 2022   -  4 min read

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One can do several things to lower blood pressure naturally, even without medication. Read this article to know about the natural ways to control hypertension.

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Simple Ways to Control Hypertension Naturally

Introduction:

Hypertension or increased blood pressure is one of the major public health concerns worldwide. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their increased blood pressure and often remain undiagnosed and untreated. High blood pressure raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, vision loss, kidney damage, memory loss, and cognitive decline if left uncontrolled for too long. Therefore it is important to manage high blood pressure. One can do several things to decrease their blood pressure naturally, even without medications. Lifestyle plays a vital role in managing high blood pressure. People with hypertension may not need medications if they can successfully control their blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle.

What Are the Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure?

Here are some lifestyle changes that can lower blood pressure:

The dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH) diet is designed to lower blood pressure. This diet includes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. In addition, people who follow the DASH diet meet low-sodium and high potassium guidelines and maintain a healthy weight. Research suggests that the DASH diet can drop systolic pressure up to 11 mmHg; hence, it is now considered one of the essential non-pharmacological measures for controlling hypertension.

Although changing eating habits may be difficult, a few tips may help follow a healthy diet. They are:

Conclusion:

Hypertension is a dangerous condition that affects a large proportion of populations across the globe. If left uncontrolled for too long, it can raise the risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, vision loss, kidney damage, memory loss, and cognitive decline. While medications are one way to treat this condition, many other natural techniques, including lifestyle modifications, can help manage it. These are several non-pharmacological ways of lowering blood pressure, such as reducing sodium in the diet, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, doing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Naturally managing hypertension may be difficult to follow, but try to plan accordingly and follow regularly.

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