Lowering Your Blood Pressure Naturally
"Learn How Natural Remedies ,For Lowering Your Blood Pressure, Can Be Better Than Prescription Drugs!"
Traditionally, much of the treatment for lowering high blood pressure has centered on lifestyle changes as well as medication. There are a lot of risk factors for high blood pressure, and while you can't change the fact that you are getting older or that you are male, for instance, there are some risk factors that you can do something about.
For that reason, the main advice given by doctors to their patients with high blood pressure includes:
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Quit smoking if you smoke.
Be more active, striving to exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
Eat a healthy diet low in cholesterol, saturated fat and salt.
Cut back on alcohol to no more than one drink a day for women and two a day for men.
Take medicine only as prescribed.
For some people, this advice is enough to get their blood pressure back to normal levels. And if your blood pressure isn't too high, this may be enough for you, as well.
If diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes aren't enough to reverse high blood pressure, doctors have a variety of drugs in their arsenals to try.
One of the most popular treatments for lowering high blood pressure is a prescription diuretic. These drugs remove fluid and salt from the body, which makes the volume of blood in the body less, allowing it to flow through the blood vessels more easily.
Because sensitivity to salt is sometimes to blame in high blood pressure cases, flushing out the salt and beginning a lower-salt diet can be helpful for those people who are actually sensitive to sodium.
The main problem with diuretics, however, is that they can't distinguish between flushing out things that are good for the body and things that are bad. So in addition to getting rid of excess water and salt, they can also rid your body of nutrients that might be helpful in lowering your blood pressure. Potassium is a huge example, which we will talk about in more detail in the next chapter.
For now, it's enough to know that diuretics tend to remove both the bad and the good from the body, and they can cause weakness, dizziness and irregular heartbeat, among other problems.
More information on Prescription Drugs to come....