What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age.
When it’s too high, it raises the heart’s workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries.
Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
- Silent killer because it may have no outward symptoms for years.
- One in five people with the condition don’t know they have it.
- It can quietly damage the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, and kidneys if left untreated.
- It’s a major risk factor for strokes and heart attacks in the U.S.
What Causes Hypertension?
In most cases, the underlying cause of hypertension is unknown. The top number (systolic) shows the pressure when your heart beats. The lower number (diastolic) measures pressure at rest between heartbeats, when the heart refills with blood. Occasionally, kidney or adrenal gland disease can lead to hypertension.
Some Treatment options:
- DASH Diet
- ACE Inhibitors
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- Complementary Therapies (e.g. Acupuncture, herbs, etc.)
Acupuncture can put your body into a state of deep rest, which can lower your blood pressure.
Tension Free Herbs also help for relaxation of your blood vessels and muscles. If you take long term, the tea lower down Sugar and Cholesterol.