About Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. A blood pressure reading has a top number, which is known as systolic pressure and bottom number which is known as diastolic pressure. A diastolic blood pressure number of less than 80 is considered normal. If this number is between 80 and 89, then it indicates low blood pressure and this condition is known as prehypertension. If this number is 90 or more than 90 then it is considered higher and this condition is known as hypertension.
What is the Normal Blood Pressure?
120/80 is the normal blood pressure reading where 120 denotes the systolic pressure and 80 denotes the diastolic pressure.
What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
Most of the people suffering from hypertension usually have no symptoms, but some people may have shortness of breath or nosebleeds and headaches.
Hypertension is a condition of high blood pressure. The exact cause of this high blood pressure is not known, but there are some factors that can cause hypertension.
Causes of Hypertension
- Smoking and too much alcohol consumption.
- Family history.
- Lack of physical activity.
- Thyroid disorders and chronic kidney disease.
- Stress, older age and sleep apnea.
Types of Hypertension
There are two types of high blood pressure which are explained below:
1. Primary Hypertension
This type of high blood pressure is also known as essential hypertension. It is a type of hypertension when there is no identifiable cause of it and tends to develop gradually over many years.
2. Secondary Hypertension
This type of hypertension is caused by an underlying condition. It tends to appear suddenly and can be caused by several medications and health conditions.
What are the Complications of Hypertension?
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various other health conditions and hence it should be controlled. Hypertension can lead to heart attack and heart failure. It may lead to an aneurysm, a condition in which blood vessels become weak and bulge. It can lead to abnormal functioning of the kidney due to weakened and narrowed blood vessels. It may lead to memory problems. Blood vessels in the eyes may become thick and narrow due to hypertension.
How can Hypertension be Prevented?
High blood pressure can be prevented to some extent by taking following steps:
- By losing weight if you are overweight.
- By reducing high salt in your diet.
- By doing regular exercise.
- By avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption.
- By taking balanced and healthy diet.
- By reducing the amount of caffeine intake.
Ayurvedic Approach to Hypertension
Ayurveda is one of an ancient healthcare system. In Ayurveda, hypertension is known as Rakta capa vriddhi. There are three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha) which are considered as the energies of our body in Ayurveda. Generally, high blood pressure involves all the doshas, heart and the blood vessels. It occurs mainly due to imbalance in Vata and Pitta dosha.
Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Hypertension Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Arjuna Tea – 1 cup once daily.
- Total Heart Support – 1 capsule twice daily.
- Pitta Balance – 1 capsule twice daily.
- Sarpagandha Ghan Vati – 2 tablets twice daily.
1. Arjuna Tea
The Arjun tea of Planet Ayurveda contains pure Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) in it. Terminalia arjuna, commonly known as arjuna, is about 25m tall plant which has usually buttressed trunk. This trunk forms a wide canopy at the crown and the branches drop downwards from here. Leaves are green in color and conical in shape. Flowers are of yellow color and appear between March and June. This plant is usually found on river banks in West Bengal and South and Central India. The bark of arjuna contains arjunic acid, tannic acid, saponins, tannins, gallic acid and flavonoids. It also contains phytosterols. Arjuna is not only good for healthy blood pressure, but for the overall health of the body.
2. Total Heart Support
The total heart support capsule of Planet Ayurveda contains the extracts of four ingredients in it. These ingredients include Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).
3. Pitta Balance
Planet ayurveda's Pitta balance capsules are prepared by Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Kamdhudha ras (Calcium compound), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia).
4. Sarpagandha Ghan Vati
Sarpagandhaghan Vati is a natural supplement provided by Planet Ayurveda, which contains Sarpagandha extract in it. Sarpagandha is also known as Rauwolfia serpentina or Indian snakeroot. This plant contains more than 50 alkaloids in it. The main alkaloids are ajmaline, ajmalimine, indobine, reserpine, serpentinine, serpinine and serpentine. This plant not only contains alkaloids, but also carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resins, tannins, saponins and terpenes in it.
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