There is a long-term force of the blood against your artery walls which is high enough that may eventually cause certain health problems like heart disease. Shree Radhey Homoeopathic Centre, the one with the Best homoeopaths in Gurgaon brings up all the information one needs to know.
Understanding Blood Pressure-
Body’s blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. Now, the scenario is that more blood your heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher is the blood pressure. The reading of blood pressure is determined in millimeters of mercury (mm HG).
There are two numbers:
Top number (systolic pressure):
The first, or upper number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats.
Bottom number (diastolic pressure):
The second, or lower number measures the pressure the blood is exerting on your arteries between the beats.
The Standard normal value is- 120/80 mm HG.
Now when these pressures are high enough above 120/80 mm HG, then the condition is called Hypertension. And when it is less than the standard value, it is called Hypotension.
One can suffer from Hypertension for a long time and not even know about it. But the problem is that uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious health problems which also include heart attack and stroke. This is why it is said to keep a check on your health. Since, blood pressure can be detected easily on a sphygmomanometer (the BP apparatus), and once you are diagnosed with it, you can work with your doctor to control it.
When should you be alert?
Many people do not experience even the slightest signs or symptoms, but few may experience rhe following:
- Headaches/ congestion
- Shortness of breath
- Nosebleeds/ blood in urine
What are the causes of high blood-pressure?
There are two types of blood pressure.
Primary (essential) hypertension
The cause of primary hypertension is unknown. Risk factors may be:
It develops gradually over years.
This kind appears suddenly. Causes high blood pressure and then primary hypertension. Certain conditions and medications can lead to secondary hypertension which would include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Kidney disease
- Adrenal gland tumors
- Thyroid problems
- Medications like birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs.
- Illegal drugs, like cocaine and amphetamines.
Homoeopathic medicines help regulate the Blood pressure by directly improving the cause of Hypertension, primary and secondary both.
Medicines like Cretaegus, Aurum, Digitalis, Gelsemium and many more, according to the cause and symptoms of the individual, help in controlling the Blood pressure in a acute phase as well as in chronic cases.