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Hypertension "The Silent Killer"

Hypertension “The Silent Killer” Pressure exerted by the flowing blood on the vessel wall during each heart beat is called blood pressure. Sustained elevated blood pressure is known as hypertension. Today in the modern lifestyle, hypertension is widespread and plays a major factor for Stroke and heart diseases. Generally population suffers with hypertension without knowing it and is detected accidentally during routine health checks, that’s why hypertension is also known as “The Silent Killer”. Hypertension is broadly classified into primary & secondary types. Primary (essential) hypertension, which doesn’t have underlying causative reason and is influenced by inappropriate lifestyle habits, whereas Secondary hypertension occurs due to underlying medical reasons. Age related hypertension is also without the systemic cause, it is due to hardening of vessel wall (arteriosclerosis). The normal acceptable range of blood pressure is 120/80 (+/- 10) mm of Hg. Risk Factors: • Genetics & family history • Faulty Diet: High salt, fat, commercial foods, etc. • Obesity & Physical Inactivity • Socio-economic and psychosomatic: stress, tension, anxiety, etc. • Addictions: Alcohol, smoking, tobacco, caffeine, etc. • Sleep disorders Signs & Symptoms: The patient, often have some symptoms in general which in due is neglected. Here are few guiding symptoms which are often neglected in routine life. • Regular or frequent Headache • Excessive thirst & dryness of mouth • Palpitations • Excessive sweating • Dizziness • Vertigo • Ringing Ears • Blurred vision • Restlessness / Anxiety • Stiffness in neck & back • Tingling & numbness of finger tips Self-Care Tips…. • Blood pressure monitoring • DASH diet: Low sodium, high potassium, high fiber, low fat. • Fruits: Grapefruit, Oranges, Ripe banana, Apricot, Currant, Blue Berries, Watermelon, etc. • Vegetables: Spinach, sweet potatoes, tomato, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, beans, etc. • Daily Cardio Exercise: 30 minutes of walking, cycling, slow jogging, jog-walk, etc. • Manage optimum weight. • Drink 8-10 glasses of slight cold water (colder than room temperature) • Quit Smoking/Tobacco: active or passive • Caffeine: Tea or coffee • Have Good Sleep for 6 – 8 hours • Meditation & Relaxation: 5 minutes of deep breathing exercises, alternate breathing exercise. Hypertension – Homeopathic Approach: When it comes to treating hypertension, holistic science of Homeopathy is choice of treatment. Homeopathy treats hypertension wonderfully without any adverse effects, giving relief of many concomitant symptoms. To treat an individual, the totality of symptoms, including chief complaints, habits, stress, sleep, etc are considered during the treatment for individualizing the remedy. Some of the common homeopathic medicines which gives wonderful results in managing hypertension, like; Aconite, Aurum Met, Baryta Mur, Belladonna, Cactus G, Crategus, Gelsemium, Glonoine, Lachesis, Strophanthus, Rauwolfia, , etc. Dr. Harkirat S Wilkhoo Specialist Homeopath Wilkhoo Homeo Clinic Specialist Lifestyle Medicine 7091173096

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