Hypertension is a condition which is characterised by elevated blood pressure in the arteries. This condition can be a result of aging, stress or a poor diet (including an unhealthy lifestyle as well). In the present day, hypertension is mainly caused due to an unhealthy diet as the food you consume is packed with preservatives. This causes the toxins to accumulate in your body, thus causing hypertension. Lack of exercise and excessive intake of caffeinated beverages can also cause hypertension. A blood pressure count above 140/90 over a sustained period of time is categorized as ‘hypertension’.
Hypertension, if allowed to sustain for long, can result in grave problems such as coronary diseases, heart stroke, vision loss, kidney failure and in some cases, a heart failure.
Symptoms of Hypertension-
In Ayurveda, hypertension is referred to as ‘Rakta Gata Vata’ and various remedies can help in getting rid of hypertension.
Listed below are a few remedies which can reduce hypertension:
A concoction of juice of garlic and cloves with basil leaves and wheatgrass consumed twice a day can help in curing hypertension.
Grind roasted watermelon seeds and add them to a cup of boiling water. This mixture consumed twice in a day can help cure hypertension.
One teaspoon onion juice mixed with honey can help in getting rid of hypertension.
Mix a spoon of garlic paste in a glass of buttermilk and consume this mixture once a day can prove to be effective in relieving hypertension.
Coconut water is packed with potassium and magnesium and can help in curing the ill effects of hypertension.
A concoction of gooseberry juice can also prove to be extremely effective in curing hypertension.
Ginger-cardamom tea is considered to have soothing effects on hypertension and getting rid of it.
Practicing yoga and meditation every alternate day can also help you maintain blood pressure.
By Dr Manan H. Desai , Cardiology The heart is a pump which works constantly to pump blood to different parts of the body. The heart has 4 chambers, and the left ventricle which is the largest is responsible for pumping pure oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. This is done through a large blood vessel called aorta, which branches into a network of smaller and smaller vessels as it reaches the distant parts of the body. Due to various reasons, the heart may not be able to...
By Dr Anubhav Gupta , Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Your physical appearance changes considerably with progressing age. The skin starts to wrinkle and droop especially in and around your cheeks and the eyes. There are a number of techniques which help you to regain your youthful look. Most common procedures include a facelift which tends to remove the sagginess of the skin around your face or an eyelift which helps to treat the drooping eyelids and bagginess below your eyes. The two procedures can be compared on the following grounds: 1. Type of...
By Dr. K. S Somasekhar Rao, Gastroenterology Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder of the digestive system that is characterized by a reflux of the stomach acid or stomach content through the food pipe. This action causes irritation to the lining in the food pipe and leads to GERD. The symptoms of this disorder are common and not problematic unless they occur more than twice a week in a chronic manner. Symptoms- You will experience a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn) that might spread to your throat, and leave a...
By Dr. M A Khokar , Sexology Do you shudder at the sheer thought of intimacy and intercourse after having gone through your pregnancy? And all of this despite having a spiced-up sex life previously? Do you find yourself feeling low as your passion and sexual desire take a back seat? Well worry not.. Conceiving a baby might have taken a toll on your libido but the good news is that this phase is transient. You would soon get back your former self and you can certainly deal with this particular phase...