According to medical statistics, every third person suffers from arterial hypertension. Although it is not known for certain reasons why this disease occurs, physicians tend to believe that in addition to the hereditary predisposition, the person is affected by unfavorable factors:

  • Fast food
  • Excessive weight
  • Lack of physical activity

A combination of these factors can lead to the development of this disease.

What is hypertension?
Hypertension is a persistent increase in blood pressure. Direct combination of medicines and cardinal changes in lifestyle allows lowering the pressure and keep it at low levels for a long time. However, there is also non-traditional medicine, which also excellently proved itself. The combination of all the methods will lead to better health.

Symptoms of hypertension
Manifestations of the disease are very similar to normal fatigue, so often a person does not know about the presence of this disease. Unfortunately, more than half of those suffering from hypertension find out about their diagnosis only after the arrival of the ambulance. But it is possible to recognize the disease at home as well. To do this, it is necessary to systematically measure the pressure. The acceptable upper limit is the index of 130 mm Hg.

A steady increase in this number may indicate hypertension. The characteristic symptoms of high blood pressure include:

  • A headache that happens randomly. A distinctive feature of a headache is the severity in the occipital part.
  • Noises in the ears.
  • Pain in the chest.
  • Violation of visual sensations – from the usual misting in front of the eyes to various flickering.

Treatment of hypertension at home
The main methods of eliminating the disease and its symptoms are, undoubtedly, the treatment with medicines prescribed by a doctor. But drugs often have a negative impact on other organs. To soften this action, you can try natural methods of treatment.
First of all, it is necessary to adjust your lifestyle. Get rid of bad habits, change your diet, and exercise more.

Nutrition for hypertension
It should be known that excess body weight has a direct effect on blood pressure. That is why it is necessary to completely revise your diet to make sure you eat healthy. Here are the main recommendations:

  • Reduce the intake of animal fat, which contributes to the accumulation of various toxins in the body. These substances adversely affect the tone of the vessels.
  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables as they contain vegetable fiber. Also, eat more fish as it helps increase the elasticity of blood vessels.
  • Minimize the consumption of salt. Salt is dangerous because it causes fluid retention in the body and indirectly is the cause of obesity. During the period of exacerbation of the disease, it should be removed from the diet at all.
  • Food must contain vitamins of group C, E, B, and bioflavonoids – substances of vegetable origin in large quantities are contained in buckwheat and citrus. They contribute to strengthening the walls of blood vessels.
  • The use of natural mineral additives contributes to the improvement of water-salt metabolism, which in turn helps reduce pressure.
  • Restriction of sugar, bakery products, alcohol, and coffee.
  • Avoid drinking too much black or green tea, which in large quantities is able to aggravate acute hypertension.

Physical activity
It is necessary to keep the body in good shape. If you are overweight, it is necessary to do exercises for weight loss. Begin the morning with gymnastics. During the day, you need to periodically exercise stretching and squatting. A slow-paced lifestyle leads to obesity, which is dangerous if you suffer from hypertension.