From the Treasury of Our Granny –3
What High Blood pressure Is
High blood pressure also known as hypertension, is the high pressure (tension) of blood in the arteries. Now let us know what arteries are. Arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body.
When the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood into the arteries the pressure in the blood arteries increases. This is known as systolic pressure. When the heart relaxes after the contraction the pressure in the arteries becomes the lowest. It is known as the diastolic pressure. The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. Thus we can say that the diastolic pressure is the lowest one in the arteries.
There could be many diseases that can be caused by hypertension or high blood pressure. These are heart attack, strokes and organ failure or even death if not treated.
How to Prevent Ourselves from Hypertension
We can prevent ourselves from hypertension or high blood pressure by adopting following measures:
Our elders always stress to adopt such measures. They know the healt="image not found"hy way of life. There are many things available in our homes that can be extremely useful to controlling blood pressure. Some of these are:
Conclusion: Hypertension or high blood pressure has become a very common problem these days. Our life has become very hectic. However, relying on modern allopathic medicines can prove more harmful than useful; for no allopathic medicine is free its resultant side effects. The need of the hour is to rely on the things that are available in our kitchen cabinets. Not only hypertension but almost every ailment can be cured with the things available in our homes and the commonly found herbs.