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High Blood Pressure: Easy Home Remedies to Lower Your BP

By February 25, 2019 No Comments

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Stress is prevalent in today’s rushed lifestyle. Many of us don’t have time to exercise and prepare healthy meals, or to just take the load off for a bit. As a result, the muscles in our bodies become tense, as do the blood vessels. This can result in high blood pressure – the leading cause of detrimental heart issues. According to the American Heart Association, as many as 28% of Americans are unaware of the fact that they have high blood pressure.

Doctors recommend healthy lifestyles with low fat consumption, regular exercise, reduced salt intake, and lower stress. They usually prescribe medications, such as diuretics, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, alpha blockers, central agonists, angiotensin II receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers to deal with high blood pressure, but unfortunately, these medications tend to cause side effects that include fatigue, loss of libido, physical side effects, irritability and so forth.

It’s no wonder many natural health practitioners recommend natural, preventative steps to reduce blood pressure. But if you already have high blood pressure, there’s a lot you can do to lower it to healthier levels.

How to Reduce High Blood Pressure Quickly

Reduce Blood Pressure With Regular Power Walks

Brisk power walks encourage the heart to use oxygen more efficiently, thus making it easier for it to pump blood. Try fit in a vigorous 30-minute cardio workout most days.

Breathe Deeply to Reduce Stress 

Stress has a huge impact on blood pressure. Take five minutes upon waking and before going to bed to just breathe. You could also engage in tai chi, yoga or qigong  or other meditative practices that allow you to breathe deeply into your belly, and exhale all the tension out of your body.

Lower Your Blood Pressure With Pressure Point Therapy

Pressure point therapy is easy and can be done any time, anywhere. The video below explains 3 pressure points that can lower your blood pressure in a matter of days with no drugs and no special diets.

Be Salt Savvy

People with a history of blood pressure, African Americans and the elderly are more likely to have sodium-sensitive blood pressure. But since it’s hard to tell whether your BP is sodium sensitive, it’s best for everyone to lower their salt intake.

In order to lower your blood pressure, reduce your salt intake to about 1,500 mg of sodium – half a teaspoon has about 1,200 mg of sodium. Much sodium is disguised in processed foods. Instead of the salt shaker, opt for herbs, spices and salt-free seasonings to add flavor to your food.

Load Up on Potassium

Potassium is key to any effective efforts to naturally lower your blood pressure. Eat plenty potassium rich foods, such as dried fruits (raisins, prunes), honeydew melon, cantaloupe, peas, kidney beans, bananas, potatoes, orange juice, tomatoes and sweet potatoes, and invest in a quality liquid potassium supplement.

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