Technically, hypertension is not a disease, but when left untreated, this problem can lead to more serious complications since the long term force of the blood against your artery walls can cause health problems, like heart disease.
Blood pressure depends on the amount of blood pumped and the amount of resistance to blood flow produced by the arteries. The more blood pumped and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.
Of course, your lifestyle plays a huge role in the controlling and preventing hypertension. Eat healthy food, especially food rich in potassium. Consuming less saturated and trans fat is also recommended, because having too much cholesterol in the blood makes it ‘thicker’ and it may even lead to atherosclerosis, which can block some blood vessels.
Increase physical activity. It can lower blood pressure, manage stress and generally reduces the risks of many health problems. Don’t smoke, limit alcohol. Alcohol raises blood pressure and tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the hardening of the arteries.
Of course, besides the usual tips, there are also herbs and spices used as natural medication for hypertension patients.
Onions. It contains quercetin, an antioxidant flavanol. This helps prevent heart disease and stroke, complications of hypertension.
Cardamom. It was observed that it exhibits anti-oxidant properties, breaking down blood clots without causing any change to lipid and fibrinogen levels.
For those experiencing hypertension, make sure not to leave it untreated. It may be harmless now, but leave it be and you’ll put yourself in big trouble.