What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
When your blood is pumping at a higher pressure than normal through your arteries, you are labelled as having Hypertension or High blood pressure. It is a medical condition that can put your heart at risk for coronary heart disease or heart failure.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is also called the 'silent killer' because one can have the condition for years without suffering from any signs or symptoms. You may not realize but damage to your blood vessels and heart continues, even without any symptoms.
The hidden disease can be brought out into the open by keeping check of blood pressure regularly.
You will see blood pressure written with two numbers; e.g. 120 over 70 (120/70 mm Hg). The number above is a measurement of systolic blood pressure (pressure generated when the heart contracts) and the one below is diastolic blood pressure (pressure generates when heart relaxes/dilates). Blood pressure is measured in 'millimetres of mercury' (mmHg).
Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is between 110/70 and 130/90 mmHg most of the time.
High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.
If your blood pressure numbers are 130/90 or higher, but below 140/90, it is called pre-hypertension.
|Category||Blood Pressure Reading|
|Normal Blood Pressure||Between 110/70 and 130/90 mmHg most of the time|
|High Blood Pressure||140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.|
|Pre-Hypertension||120/80 or higher, but below 140/90|
|Stage 1 Hypertension||
Systolic blood pressure : 140 to 159
Diastolic blood pressure: 90 to 99
|Stage 2 Hypertension||
Systolic blood pressure : 160 and above
Diastolic blood pressure: 100 and above
What Happens In High Blood Pressure?
A dangerous aspect of High Blood Pressure is that there are very few or no early warning signs.
If your blood pressure is extremely high, you may have following symptoms, wherein you have to immediately visit a doctor:
- Severe headache
- Vision problems
- Increasing chest pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling in legs or whole body
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What Can High Blood Pressure Lead To?
Uncontrolled and untreated high blood pressure can lead to:
- Heart attack
- Heart Failure
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Aneurysm of aorta
- Kidney failure
- Vision loss
How Well Homeopathy Works In Treatment of High Blood Pressure?
Health, in Homeopathy, is a state of harmony among all systems of the body and mind. In health, the life energy/vital force is vigorous and strong. In diseased state, this life energy becomes depressed.
The objective of giving a homeopathic remedy in treatment for high blood pressure is to stimulate this life energy. Your own vital energy will help to control your Hypertension.
Homeopathic treatment for high blood pressure concentrates on the entire individual's wellbeing rather than just a specific focus on normalizing blood pressure. The key to better-quality health is, after all, not external dependence on medicines, but an internal correction of immunity and equilibrium.
Few of our Amazing Remedies for High Blood Pressure include:
Argentum Nitricum: When blood pressure rises with anxiety and nervousness. 'Stage fright' or anticipation of a stressful event can bring on dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and a pounding pulse. People are typically apprehensive, and have strong cravings for sweets and salt.
Belladonna: When symptoms come on suddenly, with great intensity and heat. The person's face is flushed, with dilated pupils, and pulsations and throbbing may be felt in various parts of the body. Vertigo and pounding headaches, worse from light.
Natrum Muriaticum: Headaches and palpitations. Worse from being in the sun, worse around mid-morning, and better from being alone in a quiet place. A craving for salt and strong thirst can help to confirm the choice of this remedy.