Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension is also commonly known as high blood pressure. It is the medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

What are the different types of the hypertension?

  • Primary hypertension: It is also called essential hypertension. It tends to develop gradually over many years.
  • Secondary hypertension: Some people have hypertension due to sleep apnea, obesity, thyroid problem, and certain drugs like non contraceptive pills. This type of blood pressure is known as secondary hypertension. It tends to appear suddenly.
  • Gestational hypertension: High blood pressure may occur in 8-10% females during pregnancy. If two readings of the blood pressure in six hours, are more than 140/90 mm/Hg then the pregnant woman is diagnosed with the gestational hypertension. Gestational hypertension can be classified as pre-existing hypertension, gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition, which is characterized by increase in blood pressure and the presence of protein in urine. It mainly occurs in the second half of the pregnancy. The symptoms of the pre-eclampsia are headache, vomiting and swelling. It can be progressed into the life threatening condition called eclampsia.

What are the symptoms of the hypertension?

  • Headache (at the back of head in the morning)
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Fainting episodes

What can be the risk factors for the hypertension?

  • Age: The risk of blood pressure increases with age. In males, around 45 years age is more common and in females it is around 65 years.
  • Sex: Males are more sufferer than females.
  • Hereditary: High blood pressure tends to run in families.
  • Obesity: When a person is obese, the requirement of the blood and oxygen supply increases. As the volume of the blood circulated through the blood vessels, it will automatically increase the pressure on the artery walls.
  • Excessive use of tobacco: chewing of tobacco or smoking, will cause narrowing of the blood vessels and hence increase the blood pressure.
  • Excessive use of alcohol: Excess use of alcohol, may damage the heart.
  • Excess of salt in the diet: Excess of salt increase the fluid retain in the body, which leads to increase in blood pressure.
  • Deficiency of vitamin D: Vitamin D may affect an enzyme produced by the kidney that affects the blood pressure.
  • Stress: High stress level may increase the blood pressure temporarily.
  • Certain chronic conditions: Kidney disease, diabetes and apnea these are the certain conditions which causes hypertension.
  • Stress and anxiety: One of the major causes of the high blood pressure now a days.

What can be the complications of the hypertension?

  • Heart stroke: High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries, which can lead to heart stroke and other complications.
  • Aneurysm: High blood pressure level can cause blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm.
  • Heart failure: Heart muscles may become thickened, when these muscles pump blood against the higher pressure in the arteries. The thickened muscles may have a hard time to meet body's need, which can lead to heart failure.
  • Metabolic syndrome: The metabolic syndrome is the group of disorders, including high triglycerides, low high density lipo-protein, high blood pressure and high insulin level.

How to diagnose the hypertension?

  • By Examining the blood pressure
  • A blood pressure reading normally in millimeters of mercury (mm hg).
  • Normal blood pressure: systolic 90-110 mm/Hg, diastolic 60-79 mm/Hg
  • High blood pressure: systolic 120-139 mm/Hg, diastolic 80-89 mm/Hg
  • During pregnancy, one examination if two blood pressure readings within six hours are more than normal blood pressure and presence of proteins in the urine.

What is the Alternative treatment for the hypertension Planet Ayurveda provide?

Planet Ayurveda is the house of herbs .It provides herbal formulation for the various health ailments. All herbal formulations are 100% pure with no extra addition of preservatives, chemicals, yeast and artificial flavors. All products are made from herbal supplements, which are excellent to maintain the overall health. The herbal formulations contain natural supplements which are very beneficial for the body. Planet Ayurveda provides Heart Care Pack for the hypertension. Heart care pack helps to treat the hypertension, clear the blockage in the arteries and also prevents damage to the arteries. This Pack consist of various herbs.

1. Total Heart support

This herbal formulation consist of Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).

Total heart support is very effective, safe and herbal formulation for the heart. It is not only helpful to keep the blood pressure under control, it also helpful to keep the cholesterol level normal. It helps to pump with better efficacy, but without increasing its oxygen demand. This herbal remedy contains arjuna and various herbs which give strength to heart and help in cleansing of the arteries. It is very useful in many heart diseases like congestive heart failure, Angina and myocardial infarction. It also helps to reduce the stress level, which is the one of the major cause of hypertension now a day.

Pack size: 2 Bottles (120 capsules)

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water, after meals.

2. Arjuna capsules

These herbal capsules consist of Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna), Ashwgandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopo monnieri) and shankpuspi (convolvulus pluricaulis).

This herbal formulation is best for the heart problems. It helps to improve the pumping of the heart, improves cardiac muscles strengthen and decreases the blood cholesterol level. The bark of the tree contains natural alkaloids, which provide natural care for heart problems. It provides strengthened to the arteries. It helps to maintain the blood pressure normal.

Pack size: 2 Bottles (120 capsules)

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water, after meals.

3. Arjuna tea

Arjuna tea consist of Arjuna( Terminalis arjuna), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipali tvak (Ficus religios), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala) and chotti elaicha (Elettaria cardamom).

It improves cardiovascular performance and overall health. The combination of herbs helps in clearing the clogged arteries and increase good cholesterol. It contains cardiac glycosides, ploy-phenols, pro-anthocyanidins and anti-oxidants. It helps to maintain the blood pressure and lowers the cholesterol level.

Pack size: 4 packs (125 grams each)

Dosage: 2 cups twice a day.

Where to buy Heart Care Pack?

To buy Heart Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/heart-care-pack.html

Lifestyle and home remedies

  • One should take salt restricted diet
  • One should do physical exercise
  • One should decrease the body weight
  • One should reduce the stress
  • One can drink a cup of warm water with the juice from ½ lemon added to it.
  • Grind equal quantities of dried watermelon seeds and poppy seeds (Khus khus). Take 1 tsp of this mixture in the morning on the empty stomach and again in the evening.
  • Eat one or two garlic clove in a day.
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