Hypertension - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies


an image showing high BP machine Hypertension or high BP is a condition characterized by more than normal pressure at which the blood is being pumped by the heart. Heart pumps blood into the arteries, organs and then receives the blood back when it returns. It is a normal process and taken less than a second in completing one full circuit. But, the problem arises when a disorder occurs in arteries, such as arteriosclerosis (a condition in which arteries becomes hardened due to deposition of fat). Arteriosclerosis makes arteries unable to contain the amount of blood necessary to maintain normal circulation of blood throughout the body. It puts more pressure on heart because this vital organ has to work harder to pump blood through narrower arteries. Thus, the pressure at which the heart pumps blood rises, triggering the problem of high BP or hypertension. 

Normal blood pressure: A healthy adult’s normal BP is generally taken to be 140 to 150 mm of mercury (systolic) and 80 mm (diastolic). Any variation from the normal gives birth to the problem.

Causes and symptoms: Depending upon an individual’s constitution, any variation from the normal BP brings forward symptoms like headache, a pressure in the frontal part of the head, a sensation of ringing in the ears, a general feeling of unease or palpations. 

Malfunctioning of kidneys also causes the problem because kidney malfunction increases the level of urea in the blood which, in turn, causes hypertension. 

Ayurveda believes that hypertension or high BP is caused by an imbalance in three “doshas” – vata, pitta and kapha. More precisely, it is caused by a vitiation of vata (vayu) that could be because of excessive use of intoxicants like alcohol, excessive use of salt, lack of physical exercise.

Home remedies for high BP: According to Ayurveda, hypertension can be treated by correcting the balance of vata. Garlic, which is called lahsuna in India, is very helpful in treating high BP. The patient can be given 2-4 cloves of garlic with water as the first thing of the day. A teaspoonful of garlic paste mixed with a glass of buttermilk can also be given to the patient suffering hypertension of high BP. The strong smell of garlic can be tackled by frying it in ghee but it tends to destroy some of its medicinal properties.

4/19/2016
Hypertension - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies

an image showing high BP machine Hypertension or high BP is a condition characterized by more than normal pressure at which the blood is being pumped by the heart. Heart pumps blood into the arteries, organs and then receives the blood back when it returns. It is a normal process and taken less than a second in completing one full circuit. But, the problem arises when a disorder occurs in arteries, such as arteriosclerosis (a condition in which arteries becomes hardened due to deposition of fat). Arteriosclerosis makes arteries unable to contain the amount of blood necessary to maintain normal circulation of blood throughout the body. It puts more pressure on heart because this vital organ has to work harder to pump blood through narrower arteries. Thus, the pressure at which the heart pumps blood rises, triggering the problem of high BP or hypertension. 

Normal blood pressure: A healthy adult’s normal BP is generally taken to be 140 to 150 mm of mercury (systolic) and 80 mm (diastolic). Any variation from the normal gives birth to the problem.

Causes and symptoms: Depending upon an individual’s constitution, any variation from the normal BP brings forward symptoms like headache, a pressure in the frontal part of the head, a sensation of ringing in the ears, a general feeling of unease or palpations. 

Malfunctioning of kidneys also causes the problem because kidney malfunction increases the level of urea in the blood which, in turn, causes hypertension. 

Ayurveda believes that hypertension or high BP is caused by an imbalance in three “doshas” – vata, pitta and kapha. More precisely, it is caused by a vitiation of vata (vayu) that could be because of excessive use of intoxicants like alcohol, excessive use of salt, lack of physical exercise.

Home remedies for high BP: According to Ayurveda, hypertension can be treated by correcting the balance of vata. Garlic, which is called lahsuna in India, is very helpful in treating high BP. The patient can be given 2-4 cloves of garlic with water as the first thing of the day. A teaspoonful of garlic paste mixed with a glass of buttermilk can also be given to the patient suffering hypertension of high BP. The strong smell of garlic can be tackled by frying it in ghee but it tends to destroy some of its medicinal properties.