How to lower blood pressure at home
Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure) can rightly be called the scourge of modern society, since according to statistics, it is observed in every fourth inhabitant of our planet, and among the elderly - almost every second.
How can you lower blood pressure at home? What remedies can most effectively help reduce pressure? These and similar questions concern almost each of us.
Pressure control mechanisms
A heart. The more forceful the heart throws blood into the aorta with each contraction, the higher will be the indices of systolic blood pressure, which is sometimes called "heart". Therefore, all those factors that cause the heart to contract more and more often will lead to an increase in blood pressure: drinking coffee or strong tea, smoking, emotional overload.
Arteries. Virtually every artery of our body is equipped with special muscle fibers, which, while reducing, narrow its lumen, which also increases blood pressure. These muscles react quite strongly to a variety of hormonal substances (including those produced in the kidneys) and signals of the nervous system (stress, etc.). In this regard, all sorts of stimulants of the nervous system, various diseases of the kidneys, the endocrine system can also lead to increased blood pressure.
With age, the artery wall loses its elasticity, the ability to expand the lumen. Vessels are less likely to adapt to changing blood pressure, as they cannot expand sufficiently at the right moment. All those factors that contribute to premature aging of the body, can contribute to a persistent increase in pressure.
Atherosclerotic processes, including the formation of plaques, also contribute to the narrowing of the lumen of the arteries and lower elasticity. The main factors that accelerate the development of atherosclerosis are foods rich in animal fats or containing large amounts of cholesterol and a sedentary lifestyle.
The state of the liquid part of the blood (plasma). The more fluid enters the vessel, the higher the blood pressure numbers will be. All those substances that enter the bloodstream and literally “pull” water on themselves also contribute to an increase in pressure in the arteries: for example, table salt.
Excess fluid from the arteries removes the kidneys, so all those kidney diseases that contribute to the worsening of urine formation can also lead to high blood pressure numbers.
How to lower blood pressure at home
1. Soothe the heart and expand the lumen of the arteries. If the heart is "pounding and knocking", then you can take any soothing herbs: valerian, lemon balm, peony. Completely exclude coffee, strong tea, alcohol, stop smoking. The doctor may prescribe a nova, barbat, etc.
To normalize the activity of the nervous system (so as not to force the heart to contract and force the arteries to contract), you can do a relaxing antistress massage.
As a rule, to expand the lumen of the arteries, the doctor may recommend antispasmodics: for example, papaverine.
It is also necessary to periodically “clean” the vessels from excessive cholesterol and atherosclerotic formations (atherosclerotic streaks, plaques). For effective “cleaning” of blood vessels after taking a blood test for cholesterol and its fractions, the doctor most often will prescribe preparations of a group of statins, ranging from vazilip to new modern means.
Garlic is used from plants (at least 1 clove every day for at least 6 months). Limiting animal fats and a balanced vegetarian diet are the best means for constant vascular cleansing.
In addition to the diet, “aerobic-type daily exercise” is well “cleaned” (vigorous walking, jogging, and aerobic exercise), which help remove excess cholesterol.
Overweight also leads to increased pressure, as it causes the heart to contract with greater force, so it is worth normalizing it.
2. Remove excess fluid from the body. For this purpose, various diuretic herbs and their fees are used. If there are no contraindications, then you can put a heating pad on the kidney area, make a distracting hot bath for the legs (it is advisable to immerse the legs to the level of the knees), for the hands (immerse up to the elbow and above). We limit salt intake to 1 / 2-1 tsp per day.
3. Take medication prescribed by a competent specialist. Many modern drugs effectively regulate blood pressure, however, their effect can be reduced to practically “no” errors in diet or the habit of abusing the intake of coffee, tea and other blood pressure stimulants.
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