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Yes it is possible to lower high blood pressure naturally by taking organic herbal supplement daily at home. Herbal medicines contains effective natural drugs and some healthcare professionals do embrace alternative therapies in their practices.
Recently the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) announced new national guidelines that changed the definition of normal blood pressure.
From that announcement you and an additional forty-five million Americans realized that they had high blood pressure. So complementing your medication with natural substances with the intention of preventing or reversing this silent killer disease is very important.
For example, herbs like willow bark contains aspirin, hawthorn tea improves blood flow by opening up your coronary arteries, ginger root and maitake, are all proven high blood pressure lowering herbs.
Another way to lower high blood pressure naturally is to us these essential oils liberally. I personally have used these herbs and oils and have lowered my high blood pressure.
The term high blood pressure cover blood pressure readings above 120/80 mm Hg and for people with diabetes, high blood pressure readings is 130/80 mm Hg. This means that your blood pressure is close or at the new guideline, or hasn't crossed the new threshold but is likely to increase over time if you do not take corrective measures.
Therefore it is important to lower high blood pressure naturally by complementing your medical treatment and include home remedies.
You already know that the top number represents the systolic pressure that measures the force of your blood against the arteries as your heart contracts.
The bottom number represents the diastolic pressure that measures arterial pressure of when your heart relaxes between beats.
These measurements tells how hard your heart is working to pump blood throughout your body and also the condition of you arteries.
If you have been diagnosed with any level of high blood pressure you may wonder if your are sentenced to a lifetime of daily medication.
The JNC 7 recommends lifestyle modifications that can include ways to lower your high blood pressure naturally.
High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and the intense pounding of blood gradually damages your arterial walls. Your arterial walls respond by thickening and loses its elasticity and strength.
As a result less blood circulate throughout your body, depriving your surrounding tissues of oxygen and nutrients. Over time high blood pressure damages your heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.
The longer you have high blood pressure the greater your chances of developing organ damage and consequently, serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and eye damage occur.
When your blood vessel walls are damaged they become inflamed, and this inflammation and consequent thickening encourages a buildup of debris called plaque that are made up of fats or cholesterol.
There are several small steps you can take to change these conditions that also includes your physicians advise.
Along with including these natural substances into your daily routine, are lifestyle modifications, stop smoking, losing weight, start an exercise program, reducing your alcohol, and salt intake.