Everything You Wanted to Know About How to Lower Blood Pressure [Naturally] - Smeh Beautytips

What is Blood Pressure and Why do You Need to Lower Blood Pressure?

Blood flows with a certain pressure in the circulatory system of the body; this pressure of blood circulation through the wall of blood vessels is called blood pressure.

Blood pressure is measured in 'blood pressure numbers'. One is a higher limit and the other is the lower limit. The higher limit is Systolic Pressure and it's for measuring the force by which the heart pumps blood in the body. The lower limit is Diastolic Pressure that measures the resistance in blood flowing to the blood vessels.

The perfect blood pressure for the body is 120/80mmHg. Higher blood pressure is usually considered when reading is 140/90mmHg. The person having blood pressure between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg is at risk of developing high blood pressure and precautions can be done to stop developing it.

Higher blood pressure can result in many maladies, therefore, it's always recommended to maintain good blood pressure for a healthy life. Generally, people can develop high blood pressure as they become older but it's not always necessary.



Higher Blood Pressure Symptoms:

High blood pressure symptoms aren't always noticeable but some of the symptoms are as follows:
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Frequent headaches
  • Light-headed
  • Painful body cramps

Diseases that are Caused by High Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure mortality rate is high and it's very dangerous for health if remains untreated. In America, the mortality rate is increased by 11% between 2005 and 2016. It's the leading cause of death. For more information, check post, 'More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA Says' by American Heart Association News. 

The diseases that are caused by persistent high blood pressure are as follows:
  • Kidney disease
  • Arterial disease
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Loss in vision
  • Dementia
  • Memory loss

Who are at the Risk of High Blood Pressure?

One can develop high blood pressure at any point in life but those who are more at risk of developing high blood pressure are:
  • elderly people (aged over 65)
  • having high blood pressure in  relatives
  • obese
  • languid (Don't do enough exercise)
  • those who eat too much sodium(salt) in diet
  • having poor sleep
  • taking too much alcohol or caffeinated drinks  

How to Lower Blood  Pressure Naturally:

It's important to know how to lower blood pressure naturally for living a healthy life without starting on medications. The following are effective tips on how to lower blood pressure naturally.

* Eat Less Sodium (Salt) in Food:

Eating sodium diabolically is worst for health. Sodium is directly related to blood pressure. Higher the level of sodium in the body, higher the level of blood pressure. Eating less sodium diet is one of the natural ways to lower blood pressure.

* Be Active:

Being active helps to lower high blood pressure as it increases heart beating rate. This increase in heart-pumping makes blood vessels to expand and blood can easily flow through these healthy blood vessels without causing any strain on them.

* Drink Less Caffeinated Drinks:

Drinking less caffeinated drinks may help in lowering blood pressure especially if someone isn't habitual in drinking caffeinated drinks. However, there is no clear evidence of how it happens.

* Lose Extra Pounds:

Obesity can be a cause of high blood pressure as it increases resistance to the circulatory system. Losing extra pounds will have an incredibly positive effect on blood pressure. Check post, '9 Quickest Ways to Lose Weight [Naturally]' for a guide to a faster way to fat loss.

* Eat Dark Chocolate:

As chocolate, dark chocolate has paradoxically great effects on health. It's a powerful source of antioxidants and contains cocoa that helps in lowering blood pressure. Dark chocolate is not only good for skin and hair but it's also beneficial for overall health. For more detail, check the post, 'Dark Chocolate Benefits for Skin, Hair, and Health'.

* Reduce the Level of Stress:

Stress has severe side effects on our overall health. Do remedies that help to reduce mental stress. It can badly affect behavior, thoughts and develop serious diseases. For more information on how to lower stress level, check post, '7 Mental Health Tips That are Approved by Therapists.'

* Sleep Better at Night:

To lower blood pressure try to take a good night's sleep. It doesn't mean to worry about solid eight hours of sleep at night but a short burst of sleep in a day can also help. Those who can't get rest in the day should try to get a better night's sleep to avoid developing high blood pressure. The production of a few types of dopamine receptors (feeling happy hormones) decreases when one doesn't get proper sleep. Stress level is usually high in the afternoon so try to take a nap in the afternoon to feel better and refresh.

How to Lower Blood  Pressure Instantly in an Emergency:

In order to lower blood pressure quickly within an hour, the following remedies may help.

  • Drink Beetroot Juice
  • Eat Fruits and Vegetables high in Potassium
  • Take Some Rest
  • Take Plenty of water
  • Don't Smoke
  • Avoid Caffeinated Drinks

How to Lower Blood Pressure in Pregnancy:

In pregnancy, keep up with all prenatal appointments. Women put on weight when pregnant but gaining unnecessary weight can give high blood pressure along with an unhealthy pregnancy. Avoid excessive weight gain. Take less sodium in diet. Be active and try stopping procrastination. Don't smoke and drink alcohol. Take medication, if required.

Foods to Lower Blood Pressure:

  • Fruits (Banana, Berries, Watermelon)
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Garlic
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Oats
  • Beets
  • Pumpkin
  • Leafy vegetables (Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce)
  • Fennel

Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure:

* Hibiscus Tea to Lower Blood Pressure:

Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea and is enriched in antioxidants. According to several studies, it may help in lowering high blood pressure and It even can lower both blood pressure numbers. It reduces fat in the body and also helps in weight loss. Taking twice hibiscus tea per day for 6 weeks may help in patients having high blood pressure.

* Beetroot Juice to Lower Blood Pressure:

Beetroot juice is high in potassium. Potassium plays a vital role in the regulation of muscle contraction, fluid balance, and nerve signals. Drinks high in potassium helps to lower blood pressure fast. For making beetroot juice, check the post, 'How to Make Beetroot Juice' by Wikihow.

* Spinach Drink or Smoothie to Lower Blood Pressure:

Spinach drinks are high in potassium, magnesium, and folate. For a healthy spinach drink, add one peeled banana, one chopped apple, one orange, one or two handfuls of spinach and water as per requirement in a blender. Blend all the ingredients well and drink it. This juice is packed with nutrition and best for lowering blood pressure.

* Carrot Drink to Lower Blood Pressure:

A cup of carrot juice contains more than 500 mg of potassium. Drinking carrot juice is a healthy way to lower blood pressure. It has also incredible positive effects on health. For a healthy carrot juice recipe, check post, 'Blender Carrot Juice'.

* Apple Cider Vinegar drink to Lower Blood Pressure:

Apple cider vinegar drink is one of the natural drinks that help to lower blood pressure. According to some researchers, it may help in lowering cholesterol levels in the body along with blood pressure. For apple cider vinegar drink, mix two tablespoons of vinegar in 200 ml of water. Drink it twice a day for as long as required. This drink also helps with weight loss.

What is a Dangerous Range of Blood Pressure?

A dangerous level of high blood pressure is 180/120 mmHg. It indicates serious health issues and should be treated urgently. It can cause a stroke or a sudden blood vessel damage.

When Should become Concerned about Blood Pressure?

Check by the doctor when having blood pressure over 140/90 or higher on two or more occasions. Early high blood pressure can be treated at home without starting medications. 

Disclaimer:

The ideal blood pressure range can be different for certain people. The ideal blood pressure range for one may not be ideal for others. Every human is different. It's not 100% guaranteed that every product suits everyone or everyone has a similar treatment result. Don't take any supplements without reading the information on the leaflet or without consulting a doctor.

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