Friday, April 22, 2011

lower blood pressure naturally now

I had blood pressure of around 169/115 and am in a bit of pain now. So what are best ways to lower blood pressure now.

The most import advice, I just read is to breathe slowly for 15 minutes 3 or 4 times a week has been found to reduce blood pressure by 9mm without any side effects. So what you "Breathing slowly" in this context means breathing ten times per minute as compared to the usual 14 to 19 times per minute.

The procedure for breathing slowly for reducing blood pressure naturally is take a deep breath and let it out slowly. When six seconds have passed, suck in your guts to expel as much air as possible from your lungs. Take a deep breath and then repeat for 15 minutes.

In my research, I also found a lot of different ways of reducing blood pressure naturally which is listed below.

1. Watch Your Weight: In over weight people, a 10 percent reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure.

2. Get Physical: Go for a brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week.

3. Meditate/Yoga It reduces stress and strengthens the mind and body.

4. Butt Out: All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.

5. Shake Off Salt: And sodium-rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups.

6. Leave the Bar: 1-2 drinks a day is OK--even stress-relieving--but more can cause health problems.

7. Reject Refined Foods: Shun the sally, sugary, pre-made, preserved, fried and fatty.

8. Swear Off Sodas: Soft drinks can deplete potassium.

9. Find Fiber: Think veggies and whole grains.

10. Forgo Fat: Choose white fish and skinless chicken and turkey. Skip cheese, bacon, red meat, gravy and desserts.

11. Howl for Whole Oats: Eaten daily, oats lower hypertension.

12. Defeat Diabetes: Diabetics who control their condition reduce hypertension risk.

13. Prefer Potassium: This crucial mineral is found in many fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, fish and supplements.

14. Make It Magnesium: It's in leafy greens, legumes, whole grains and supplements.

15. Value Vitamin C: The less vitamin C in the blood, the higher the blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

16. Boost Bioflavonoids: Available in fruits, vegetables and supplements, bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C's effect.

17. Embrace Vitamin E: Evidence suggests that vitamin E also magnifies vitamin C's blood pressure-lowering effect.

18. Get Milk: Hypertensive patients seldom drink enough milk--and they are usually low on calcium. Broccoli, spinach, tofu, goat milk and calcium supplements are alternatives.

19. Fish for Omega-3s: Stress essential fatty acid-containing foods or supplements of fish oil, flaxseed oil and primrose oil.

20. Seize the Soy: Studies suggest that the isoflavones in soy, tofu, tempeh and miso make arterial walls more elastic.

21. Think Zinc: Zinc may reverse hypertension that has been caused by too much cadmium.

22. Have Some Hawthorn: An enzyme that can cause arteries to constrict is blocked by this berry.

23. Look for Linden: This blossom is often combined with hawthorn for blood pressure.

24. Target Taurine: This amino acid--available in protein and as a supplement--balances sodium and potassium in the blood, lowering blood pressure.

25. Crave Carrot Juice: Studies show it cleans arteries.

26. Cook with Cayenne: The capsicum in cayenne slows arteriosclerosis, which can cause hypertension.

27. Don't Pass on Parsley: It's a natural diuretic, which cuts blood pressure.

28. Go for Ginger: Ginger offers hypertensive benefits to some.

29. Evidence shows that garlic lowers hypertension 2-7 percent. Onions help too.

30. Single Out Psyllium: Take this soluble fiber with plenty of water. Other sources of fiber include peas, beans, apples, pears and citrus fruit.

31. Don't Knock Noni: This Polynesian fruit is also known as morinda citrifolia and Indian mulberry. We call in Kura in Fiji and I have used it for other ailments as well.

32. Spice It Up: Try basil, black pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, cloves, curry, dillweed, dillseed, fennel, horseradish, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. Their antioxidants may help--some directly lower blood pressure, and all substitute for salt.

33. Grasp Grape Seed Extract: Research at the University of Alabama suggests grape seed extract can lower blood pressure significantly.

34. Fall in Love with Lutein: Eat your spinach--or your kale or collards or mustard greens--or lake lutein supplements.

35. Go to Gotu Kola: For insomnia and lowering blood pressure.

36. Indulge in Aromatherapy: Aromatic bath or massage oils temporarily lower hypertension. Try 5 drops each of lemon balm and lavender essential oils in warm bath water.

37. Jilt the Java: Too much daily coffee-and even tea-can raise blood pressure.

38. Dark chocolate reduces hypertension

39. Listen to relaxing music

40. Drink a cup of green tea with lemon to increase its benefits

41. Seek help if you are a heave snorer as good sleep deprivation increases blood pressure

42. Now, Go to Bed: High blood pressure patients deprived of sleep experience significant increases in blood pressure, especially during the evening.

After collating the list its amazing how a lot of the natural remedies to reduce blood pressure now also helps in other ailments.

I am not going to give up my bacon though as their are quality of life issues.


Anonymous Elsa said...

Getting a pet can also help lower blood pressure ;-)

2:15 am  
Anonymous Pressione Alta said...

This is really useful article, there are things that I was never aware of. According to my doctor, taking fresh lemon with warm water, first thing in the morning will bring your metabolism up. lemons help clean the blood, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood pressure.

10:13 pm  
Anonymous mike said...

numbers 5 and 20 are a bit of a contradiction are they not!!

4:56 am  

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