There are many different natural treatments for high blood pressure. While your health care provider will put you on medication to help lower your blood pressure, there are natural treatments you can follow as well.
Following natural treatments long term can eventually lead to the possibility of your health care provider discontinuing the use of your medication. You should never stop your medication without consulting with your health care provider first.
Change in Diet and Eating Habits
Some of us developed high blood pressure as a result of poor eating choices and becoming overweight or obese. Learning how to change our bad eating habits to good ones can take time and relapses may occur. You should not get discouraged if you have a relapse.
Many of the changes include lowering or eliminating all added sodium from our foods, eating foods that are low in Trans fats and saturated fats. We may also have to learn to give up sugary snacks and soft drinks and replace those with fresh fruits, vegetables, water and teas.
Further we have to go from eating one or two large meals each day to eating smaller portions broken up into six to eight smaller meals and snacks. The change in diet can be a shock to our systems so have patience as it takes time to undo the damage we have done to our bodies and lower our high blood pressure.
Exercise, Yoga and Meditation
Exercise that is aerobic can help lower high blood pressure. Aerobic exercise includes activities such as walking, jogging, running, bicycling and swimming. When first starting an exercise routine, you should do activities that are not too strenuous. You should also follow guidelines from your health care provider.
Yoga can help to increase circulation to the cells in the body and is also relaxing to help reduce stress. High levels of stress have been shown to increase blood pressure. Medication can help us reduce stress, relieve tension and help reduce blood pressure.
When you combine a healthy diet, healthy eating habits, exercise, yoga and meditation as part of your new lifestyle, you are not only lowering your blood pressure, but helping your body become stronger and prevent other diseases and illnesses.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.