A man of about thirty years narrated his woes of getting frequent Headaches due to sleep deprivation. Further he told me he has Hypertension and is on drugs to alleviate it. His sleep pattern and Headache were first rectified then in a span of three to five months he came off of his Anti-hypertensive drugs. It is almost 5 years by now and except for few occasions his BP has been within normal range that too without those drugs.
Hypertension or BP (blood Pressure) in common context is becoming very common not only in aged but also in thirties is worrisome. Still Doctors mostly prescribe Medicines without discretion which is much more concerning. They usually say ‘for lifetime’ giving no chance for our body to get rid of this imbalance is irreparable for our system.
Prudence is to prevent HBP if you are having
- Family History of Hypertension
- High tension work area with deadlines to meet.
- Sleep deprived because of Night shifts or sleepless due to worrying habit.
- Has any associated Hormonal imbalances like Thyroid, Diabetes, Kidney related issues and or any serious illnesses.
- Obesity is a major concern.
- Eating high calorie especially processed foods having Salt, sugar or even vinegar as preservative is major threat.
In this clinic alone many early Hypertensive cases have been cured with Homoeopathy. So early switching over to Homoeopathy is what all needed to not only prevent HTN but also to stop other Diseases like Stroke, Heart diseases, which are in making.
Apart from life style changes like Balanced and Nutritious food, timely intake of food one has to watch out amount of salt; of course its common knowledge. But cutting down salt completely does not help you either. It is a double-edged sword; you start despising saltless food and even cannot substitute with sugary stuff. Also nutrition intake will surely get reduced, many will face sodium deficiency which threatens heart function and whose medications are costly as well. Rather avoid processed food completely, take salt in moderation; by default donot add salt while taking your meal.
Proper sleep with all prescribed sleep Hygiene is necessary. Quitting Bad habits like Tobacco smoking as well as Consumption of Alcohol.
One has to have habit of walking at least half an hour a day 5-6 days per week. Instead of same routine of activity adding variety to your exercise will help to be agile and healthy .Just playing tennis or any sport with kids or otherwise, trekking hiking etc. Add zing to life. But reducing stress with yoga and Pranayama is also essential.
More importantly reducing popping up pills to get rid of minor ailments like Headaches, Constipation, and sleeplessness is very essential.
Homoeopathically remedies to reduce stress like Kali Phos 6x Mag Phos 6x and Nat Phos 6x will help to get sound sleep, relieve of minor gastric troubles. But Consulting a Homoeopath is must for
- Rectifying familial tendencies,
- To detox effects of bad habits if any,
- De stress and to rectify Hormonal imbalances.
- Even low blood pressure which is much more dangerous due to lack of warnings and suddenness can be treated effectively with Homoeopathy.
Even though HTN is symptom-less and symptoms appear after person is labelled as HTN and will be detected by Conventional checking of blood pressure with Sphygmomanometer; digital versions are too accurate for that moment and are only indicators, not helpful for diagnosis. So specifically get tested with conventional tools before being labelled HBP or otherwise.
Watch out for low or high BP.
- Giddiness or mild wavy feel.
- Excessive tiredness and sweating.
- Severe Headaches.
- Prolonged disturbed Sleep.
- Severe anxiety.
- Shortness of breath.
Hypertensive Crisis is where blood pressure is above 180 and above of systole and 110 and above of diastole. It’s an emergency and should be treated immediately.
No need of Panic if diagnosed with HTN since it is not a disease but a disorder, you can reclaim normalcy and if not possible HBP can be kept under check to have a normal life.Have a (hyper)tension free weekend Take care.