These Simple Home Remedies Are Great For Managing Hypertension: Try Them Now!

When not treated on time, high blood pressure can lead to poor health outcomes like stroke, heart attack, and kidney damage. However, some significant lifestyle changes and regular physical activity can help control high blood pressure.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
These Simple Home Remedies Are Great For Managing Hypertension: Try Them Now!

Maintain a healthy weight is very essential to control high blood pressure.


Highlights

  1. When left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to poor health outcomes
  2. Physical activity is important in all the walks of life
  3. A well-balanced and healthy diet can help lower your blood pressure

Blood pressure or also known as the "silent killer" is the force at which blood pumps from the heart into the arteries. When blood pressure is high, the blood moves through the arteries more forcefully. This puts a lot of pressure on the delicate tissues in the arteries and further damages the blood vessels. Usually the symptoms are not alarming until there is a significant damage done to the heart. Without visible symptoms, many people do not realize that they are suffering from high blood pressure. Some of the common symptoms of high blood pressure are shortness of breath, fatigue, blurry vision, headaches, chest pain and nausea. When not treated on time, high blood pressure can lead to poor health outcomes like stroke, heart attack, and kidney damage. However, some significant lifestyle changes and regular physical activity can help control high blood pressure.

mp5eje78

Without visible symptoms, most people are unaware that they are suffering from high blood pressure.
Photo Credit: iStock

Top 5 ways to manage hypertension at home:

1. Healthy diet:

A well-balanced and healthy diet can help lower your blood pressure. Focus on a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. Try cutting back on salt and processed or packaged goods. Some other foods that can be beneficial if you have high blood pressure are berries, green leafy vegetables, yoghurt, garlic, salmon, beetroot and bananas.

5u7mq16

A well-balanced and healthy diet can help lower your blood pressure.
Photo Credit: iStock

2. Physical activity:

Physical activity is important in all the walks of life. An active life can make you fit, stay healthier, enhance your mood and boost your immunity. Try doing some sort of physical activity everyday. Walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, yoga or some other exercise. Not only blood pressure, but this will help you prevent other chronic diseases as well.

Also read: How Regularly Should You Check Your Blood Pressure; Top 10 Reasons Why You Should

3. Maintain a healthy weight:

Maintain a healthy weight is also very essential to control high blood pressure. For this, eat a healthy diet with foods rich in fiber and proteins. Certain foods like eggs, fruits, vegetables, yoghurt, nuts and seeds can help in quick weight loss. Also, do some physical exercise on regular basis to shed those extra kilos. 

4. Manage stress levels:

We might ignore this, but even stress can be the root cause of many problems. Try managing your stress levels by building a strong support system and doing some deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga. Also, adequate sleep is extremely essential to keep yourself fit.

5. Quit smoking and limit alcohol:

Neither of the two are beneficial for your overall health. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, you should quit smoking instantly. Excessive amounts of alcohol could also have devastating effects on health. Not only blood pressure but it can damage your lungs and liver as well.

apgm1meo

Excessive amounts of alcohol could also have devastating effects on health.
Photo Credit: iStock

Also read: Improved Digestion, Blood Pressure And Diabetes: Health Benefits Of Radish You Never Knew

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

 

 



Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................