Ways to Reduce Hypertension Naturally
High blood pressure, or hypertension, causes the blood in your veins and arteries to flow faster. This, in turn, makes the heart work harder, which can lead to clogging in the arteries. Diet, exercise and stress can all increase your blood pressure, but there are hosts of ways to bring it back down to normal.
There are natural ways to lower blood pressure and rid the body of the many side effects that antihypertensives medications may cause. Our approach at Houston Wellness Clinic is safe, easy to apply and effective in most cases.
The regimen is divided into a number of necessary factors:
The easiest and quickest way to reduce blood pressure is to eat a hybrid diet inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, but with a bend towards high protein and low carbohydrates. Diets high in carbohydrates stimulate insulin, which may induce hypertension.
With stubborn cases, we add certain supplements to provide the right minerals, especially magnesium, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids (especially weighted towards DHA).
- Two other dietary modifications that are extremely helpful involve consuming high quantities of potassium. This can be done naturally, without consuming lots of calories in the process. The second strategy increases the levels of nitric oxide, a powerful vessel relaxant. This can be achieved with appropriate supplementation.
- Further supplementation with certain antioxidants and herbs that lower blood pressure can be utilized as a backup in resistant cases. Adequate sleep, lowered stress levels (managed using natural calming agents), instituting a personalized exercise plan and - when necessary - a weight reduction plan.
- In some cases, acupuncture can result in a 50% reduction in blood pressure readings. If acupuncture is desired, it is imperative to seek out an expert. We have an experienced acupuncturist on staff.
- A recent introduction to our management regimen is the use of appropriate high-grade, therapeutic essential oils.
- In many cases of high blood pressure, the underlying issue may be a congested liver and gall bladder. In these instances, a 3-week detoxification/flush is undertaken. The liver and, less so, the kidneys need to be functioning optimally to maintain proper detoxification. Poor detoxification and/or congestion of the liver may result in resistant high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a preventable condition. Any of these lifestyle and dietary modifications can help reduce your risk of hypertension and get you back to living a healthy, active life. Contact the Houston Wellness Clinic for more information on strategies that manage high blood pressure.
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