High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure, and it contributes to 350,000 deaths every year. Yet most people don’t know they have it.
It’s extremely high, you may experience one of more of these symptoms:
- Numbing sensations
- Poor circulation
- Impaired vision
- Dizzy spells or lightheadedness
- Breathing problems
- Blood in urine
- Pounding in neck and ears
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If you experience any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately. It’s important to get the problem diagnosed so the doctor can prescribe the necessary treatment. Hawthorne, potassium, and Omega-3 supplements can help to lower high blood pressure. You should discuss supplements with your doctor.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or the DASH diet is a natural approach to treating high blood pressure and staying healthy. Recent studies show that some patients can control their high blood pressure by natural means along with prescription medications.
Natural methods include:
Making healthy food choices
Cutting down on sodium intake
Another clinical study showed that people who reduce their sodium intake can maintain a lower blood pressure, but it’s even more effective if they follow the DASH diet plan.
The DASH diet includes:
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Low-fat dairy foods
Cutting back on fatty and high cholesterol foods
Increasing whole grains
Even though healthier diet choices and reducing sodium intake work well for some people, there are others who still require prescription medication to control their blood pressure. Research is being conducted on more effective ways of managing high blood pressure with a combination of medications, healthier eating habits, and moderate exercise. You should discuss medications you currently take with your health practitioner to see if new blood pressure medications may be a good option for you.