Hypertension – Homeopathic Approach

Homeopathic Treatment for Hypertension

Hypertension is a medical condition in which there is an increase in the blood pressure which exceeds the normal range, and this increase tends to be prominent as a person advance in age. The blood pressure is considered high at 140/90 or higher. Hypertension requires urgent medical attention as failure could lead to complication such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other deadly diseases.

Hypertension is a common condition, and the cause is not too precise though a greater percentage of cases is believed to be related to hereditary and genetic factors. Other factors such as age, consumption of alcohol, smoking, obesity, the presence of high cholesterol in the body, large salt intake and other ways of life can increase the risk of having Hypertension, and these are regarded as primary Hypertension. Secondary Hypertension which is less common is as a result of certain disease in the body that leads to high blood pressure.

Causes of Hypertension

The arterioles, which are small blood vessels that are connected to the arteries makes the free flow of blood to through them; these make the blood pressure to increase thereby putting the heart under Causes of hypertensionsevere work and stress.  The blood pressure is determined by the rate of blood flow in the heart, the size of the arteries and their condition. Other factors that affect blood pressure include salt content in the body, the condition of the kidneys, the condition of the blood vessels, the volume of water in the body and the state of hormones in the body.

Primary Hypertension has no definite cause except for genetic and environmental factors, and it makes up 95% of cases of Hypertension. Secondary Hypertension is caused by a disorder in the kidneys, renal failure, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal gland tumors, glomerulonephritis, renal vascular obstruction or narrowing, oral contraceptives, periarteritis nodose, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis, radiation enteritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Wilms’ tumor, use of medications, drugs, or other chemicals.

Signs/Symptoms of Hypertension

Hypertension has no visible symptom. There could be an occasional headache, but a severe headache is a sign of a dangerously high blood pressure and requires urgent attention of a doctor. Noticeable signs are tiredness, ear noise or buzzing, confusion, nosebleed, irregular heartbeat, angina-like chest pain, vision changes, blood in urine and heart failure.

Homeopathic Treatment for Hypertension

Treating Hypertension requires treatment to the root of the disease, and this requires proper planning. This makes Homeopathic Treatment the best form of treatment for Hypertension because it deals with the genetic tendency. Since an increased blood pressure is not the root of the problem but an aftermath of some disorders in the body, Homeopathy offers to address the disease that leads to primary Hypertension.

Homeopathic Treatment of Hypertension aims to lower the blood pressure to a safe level to prevent heart disease. In the case of obesity in a hypertensive patient, an independent weight loss program may be required. Obesity increases the blood pressure of its sufferer.

Homeopathic Remedies for Hypertension

Aconitum: aconitum is used in the treatment of sudden blood pressure that gets aggravated by tobacco smoking. The person shows anxiety and fear of dying.

Aurum Muriaticum: it treats high blood pressure as a result of a stressed, nervous mechanism of the body. The carotids can be seen beating.

Belladonna: this remedy is essential for high blood pressure that is accompanied with hemorrhaging. The face appears flushed with eyes dilated and an increased pulse rate with visible throbbing temporal arteries.

Natrium Muriaticum: It is essential for the treatment of high blood pressure caused by suppressed anger, the memory of the past that brings bad feelings and intake of salty food.

Veratrum Viride: this used in calming cardiac palpitation, to treat atrial fibrillation and to lower arterial tension.

Baryta Carbonica: suitable for treating high blood pressure in persons of 50 years and above.

There are many more remedies for different conditions, and this will be recommended after consulting with a qualified Homeopath for proper prescription.

Other Things to Do to Manage Hypertension

  • Exercise moderately to keep your heart healthy.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Stick to the appropriate diet. Decrease sodium and fat intake. Increase consumption of vegetables, fruits, and fiber.
  • Stay away from licorice
  • Eat balanced diet
  • Avoid trans fatty acids and saturated fats in high quantity
  • Swallow a small piece of garlic with a cup of water in the morning. It helps in reducing blood pressure.
  • Take hot lemonade twice a day
  • Avoid stressful activities

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