HIgh Blood Pressure
What does it mean to have high blood pressure aka “hypertension”?
Hypertension (HTN) is medically known as high BP. The force of your blood as it rushes through the arteries in your body is known as blood pressure. When your blood travels through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal, you have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Extensively uncontrolled high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart stroke, certain heart diseases. In fatal conditions it may be even worse and lead to heart attack or even kidney failure.
Your blood pressure usually keeps fluctuates throughout the day.
However, if it continues to rise, it’s a matter of much concern.
There are two techniques to check your blood pressure
- The pressure in your arteries while your heart beats is known as Systolic Blood Pressure.
- Diastolic blood pressure, this is the pressure in your arteries in between your heartbeats.
The systolic blood pressure number is on top, and the diastolic blood pressure number is on the bottom, when you get a blood pressure reading.
Blood pressure that is less than 120/80 mm HG is normal.
High blood pressure is 130/80 mmHg or more.
HTN: 90 to 95% of cases are for primary HTN, (high BP) in this no medical cause can be found.
If we discuss about hypertension, it is also of two types:
Primary, essential hypertension: caused by the body’s own mechanism (most common) Secondary high blood pressure is caused by any other already existing medical condition or use of certain medicines.
Primary hypertension: It develops over a long period of time.
It is most likely the outcome of your lifestyle, surroundings, and how your body develops as you get older.
Secondary hypertension: Many factors can cause hypertension, like
Thyroid or adrenal gland problems.
What are the signs and symptoms of hypertension?
The majority of people who have high blood pressure don’t show any signs or symptoms.
It is very important to get your routine blood pressure checked on a regular basis (especially after 18 and plus years of age).
In certain people, high blood pressure can induce headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath.
Although, such symptoms can be due to a many other things (serious or non-serious).
When blood pressure has raised to a dangerously high level over time, these symptoms frequently develop.
What factors contribute to high blood pressure?
Your doctor can help you in understanding the source of what underlying conditions are causing your rise in BP:
- A high- salt, fat, and/or cholesterol diet.
- Long- term illnesses such renal and hormone issues, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
- A family history of high blood pressure, especially if your parents or other near relatives have it.
- Insufficient physical activity.
- Growing old (the older you are, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure).
- Obesity, often known as being overweight.
- Ethnicity (non- Hispanic black people are more likely to have high blood pressure than people of other races).
- Birth control pills and other medications.
- Tobacco usage or excessive alcohol consumption.
What is the best way to reveal and understand if you have high blood pressure?
The best time to check your blood pressure is in the morning, 20-30 minutes after you get up. Normal BP: 120 on top and less than 80 on the bottom is considered normal. When monitoring blood pressure in the left and right arms, a difference of more than 10 units indicates that the body has excessive blood pressure that needs to be regulated. Prehypertension values range from 120 to 139 on the upper end and 80 to 89 on the lower end. Stage 1 high blood pressure is 140-159 on top and 90-99 on bottom; stage 2 high blood pressure is 160 or more on top and 100 or more on bottom. After the age of 18, have your blood pressure checked every two years at the absolute least.
Can high blood pressure be prevented or avoided?
The truth is, having high blood pressure is a serious health risk—it boosts the chances of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. What’s more, high blood pressure was a primary or contributing cause of death for nearly 500,000 people every year, as per the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and dancing can all help you lower your blood pressure. Having your blood pressure tested on a regular basis is crucial.
Try high- intensity interval training, which involves alternating brief bursts of intense exertion with intervals of lighter activity.
If you have high blood pressure and want to see rapid results, lie down and take several deep breaths.
This is how you can lower your blood pressure in minutes by slowing your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure.
When you’re stressed, hormones are generated that cause your blood vessels to constrict.
If you have high blood pressure due to lifestyle factors, you can take the following steps to lower your risk
Lower your salt intake
Reduce your alcohol consumption
Learn relaxation methods
Questions to consult with your doctor
What exactly is the source causing me to develop high BP?
Could you suggest me simple workouts?
How can I naturally control my BP?
How much salt is too much salt?
What food should I avoid?
How can I relax?
Treatment for hypertension
The best way to lower down your BP begins with your lifestyle changes and also reduces your risk of heart diseases. Your doctor may also recommend Antihypertensive medications.
The goal of treatment is to get your blood pressure back to where it should be.
This procedure is really effective.
If only medicine is assumed to be the only way to control your blood pressure, you will have to be dependent on take it for the rest of your life.
It’s usual to need more than one medication to keep your blood pressure under control.
Stopping your medicine without first consulting your doctor is not a good idea.
If you don’t, you may increase your risks of having a stroke or heart attack.
There are drugs that can assist relax your blood vessels, reduce the force with which your heart beats, and stop nerve activity that can constrict your blood vessels.
Although blood pressure medications can lower blood pressure, they can also induce adverse effects such leg cramps, disorientation, and insomnia.
The good news is that most people can reduce their numbers without resorting to medicines.
Lifestyle changes are a crucial part of preventing and treating high blood pressure.
Naturally occurring best herbs to cure High BP
Garlic (Allium sativum): It provides antioxidative and antihypertensive effect.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): It is commonly used in Asian cooking. It improves blood circulation while also relaxing muscles.
Tulsi/ Basil (Ocimumbasilicum): crude extract of O. basilicum causes a fall in systolic, diastolic BP.
Carrot (Daucus carota): It has been used to treat HTN in traditional medicine.
Radish (Raphanus sativus): The plant radish (Raphanus sativus) has been proven to have antihypertensive properties.
Prickly Custard apple (Annona muricata): The leaf extract of the plant lowers elevated BP.
Green Oats (Avena sativa): A diet containing soluble fiber-rich whole oats can significantly reduce the need for antihypertensive medication and improve BP control. It may significantly reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Cocoa powder (Theobroma cacao): Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Cocoa Butter etc. are enriched with flavonoid constituents, is used for preventing cardiovascular disease.
Black bean (Castanospermum austral): Crude extract causes a fall in systolic as well as diastolic BP.
Some other herbs which can help to control high BP are
1. Citrus fruits
2. Salmon and other fatty fish
4. Pumpkin seeds
5. Beans and lentils
12. Greek yogurt
13. Herbs and spices
14. Chia and flax seeds
17. Green oats etc.
18. Celery (Apium graveolens)
Without taking any drugs in the beginning of BP symptoms, try these natural strategies to decrease your blood pressure.
Those symptoms, however, can be confused for a range of other issues (serious or non-serious).
How is high blood pressure treated?
It is correctly said that – There’s no replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthily and exercising regularly will do far more efforts naturally in lowering blood pressure.
The most effective treatment for high blood pressure is a maintaining a correct blend of medication and lifestyle changes.
When paired with other lifestyle modifications, a nutritious diet can help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Even scarier? According to the CDC, just 24% of persons with high blood pressure have it under control. If you haven’t had your levels checked in at least two years, see a doctor. High blood pressure is defined as a reading of 130/80 mmHg or higher. (The top number is systolic blood pressure; the bottom number is diastolic blood pressure.)
This herbal medicine by Yogveda, India is the first line treatment for high blood pressure. It consists of 60 tablets. This formulation is totally made with herbal extracts and it works by:
Reducing high blood pressure
Reducing blood volume and maintaining the optimum amount
Stabilizing the heart rate
Treatment for hypertension
Sarpgandha (Indian snakeroot): root
Brahmijalneem(Bacopa monnieri)(herb of grace): whole plant
Pippali (Long pepper): fruit
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) Well-known as morning-glory
Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): bark
Indications for use
Dose: one tablet twice a day or as suggested by the physician.
Storage: always store in a dry, cool, and dark place (preferably away from sunlight).
It’s a Genuine medicine, the best gift of Ayurveda for an old age person like me
(Anil Kumar from Hyderabad)
I am very impressed with this medicine. Got a very good result in very less time. ( Vishal Shaw from north Delhi)
This medicine is no doubt India’s no.1 ayurvedic medicine for high blood pressure. (Rakesh Gupta from Mumbai)
I want to thank health consultant Ankita Lakhere, mam, from Yogveda. She has changed my life with her complete guidance. She explained everything about my disease better than any allopathic doctor so I started following the diet she mentioned which is very helpful for me. I saw Yogveda’s advertisement on Facebook. So I bought the BP package and now my BP is very stable. Thanks a lot, YOGVEDA. (Sejal Sinha – Bangalore)
Great medicine. First time I’ve ordered via the Website and my overall experience with Yogveda is absolutely special as they treat their patients very well.
Great medicine. My father has high blood pressure and noticed the difference immediately. Great price for this medicine and very quick delivery. I would highly recommend Yogveda’s Anima medicine! (Harick John- Kerala)
I am reordering this item, my blood pressure dropped from 180 to 120 over a month, that too in a natural way, I take this tablet the way my consultant guides me and now my blood pressure stays in a normal range. ( Ishtayaq Ahmed- West Bangal )
Overall, this medicine is a wonder at our home, my mom’s high BP drastically dropped within 2 weeks of usage. Now I got it subscribed with Yogveda people to ensure I have it on time.
This is a natural therapy and there are zero side effects to using this medicine.
I’m so happy about my parent’s good health ❤️
Thank you YOGVEDA♥️- Deepesh Sharma from Orissa.
Ordered my second bottle. It is a good and natural alternative to keep BP levels in control. I want to recommend this to everybody have high blood. Start your day with this medicine for a healthier lifestyle. – Laxmi prasad from Imphal
This Gave me good relief in a few days. – Dev Ahuja from Chennai
It took just 5-days only. I feel better with my planned diet as my consultant guides me. It is no doubt an effective medicine. – Abdul laskar from Gauhati
I ordered this for my grandmother ..she is really happy with this medicine..it’s indeed very effective and useful for the whole family. – Kunal mitra from Pune.
यह वास्तव में मेरे लिए काम किया। मैं पिछले 20 वर्षों से बीपी के लिए दवा ले रहा था और इस उत्पाद का उपयोग करने के बाद अब मेरी स्थिर बीपी रीडिंग 190 से घटकर 120 रह गई है जो अलग-अलग समय और अलग-अलग दिनों और अलग-अलग शहरों में अलग-अलग जलवायु स्थिति में ली गई है। मेरे एलोपैथिक डॉक्टर ने मुझसे कहा है कि मुझे जीवन भर बीपी की दवाएं जारी रखनी हैं, लेकिन मैं जीवन भर कोई दवा नहीं ले सकता, फिर मुझे यह दवा मिल गई
तो मैं कहूंगा कि यह मेरे शरीर के लिए काम करता है। अन्य लोग भी कोशिश कर सकते हैं क्योंकि यह बिना किसी दुष्प्रभाव के सिर्फ एक हानिरहित दवा है। मैंने इसे शुरू में 3 महीने तक इस्तेमाल किया है और प्रभाव देखा है और डेढ़ महीने तक इसे बंद करने के बाद लगातार उपयोग कर रहा हूं। – बिप्लब सिंह
I was suffering from high BP but now I get relief from it. This tablet is very effective and made with natural plants base. – Bhagan roy from Kolkata
This product is really helpful, I was read somewhere on net and order this for my dad, he suffering from high BP more than year.
after taking these tablet within 12 days his BP is in control
Coming to the product:
Medicine packaging was good and received the product in good condition.
This particular one does not come with preservatives
��� Compared to others in the category, can see traces of sarpagandha, Brahmi, and Pippali all these are highly beneficial for high BP. – Tushar Desai from Lucknow
My father’s age is 75 years and getting high Blood Pressure for the last 5 years. I visited all experienced and premier doctors. They suggested drugs based medicines for the rest of his life, But My father was not accepted. Now we are using these tablets. These tablets are extraordinary working and instant relief. No side effects through these tablets. – Nirnay Digar from Greater Noida
हाई बीपी के लिए यह बहुत कारगर है। इसके इस्तेमाल से मुझे 3-4 दिन में ही आराम मिल गया। (राम चौधरी – बरेली)
Amazing medicine Worth money
I have taken this tablet for a month now works wonders for me
It also has a laxative effect and hence will solve constipation problems.
Please take this on Yogveda’s recommendations if you are taking any other pills or if u wanna take more than a pill a day. – Ashish from Mumbai
Really very good AYURVEDIC MEDICINE…I am using it for a few days and I see a very huge difference in my Blood pressure. – Dheeraj Singh from Haryana
You will observe a difference after a week of using if never used any ayurvedic bp tablets. I used this for the first time and now this item will be ordered again by me for further use. Thanks, Yogveda for such a wonderful solution. – Shakshi Lodhi from Uttarakhand
sach mein bahut achchi ayurvedic dava hai …. main ise kuchh dino se istemaal kar rahi hun aur mujhe apane raktachaap mein bahut hadd tak antar dikhai de raha hai. – Roshni verma from Agra
Mujhe high blood pressure ke sath sath cholesterol ki bhi shikayat thi , kafi samay tak angrezi dawaiya bhi khai pr kuch khaas fark nahi hua , m jb tb doctor ki dwa khata tha tab tak mera blood pressure control m reheta tha , lekin jb se Yogveda se ANIMA tablet lena shuru ki hai tab se bahut achcha result aya hai , jis tarah se mujhe mere assign health expert ne guide kia usse or bhi behetar mehesoos kr rha hu. धन्यवाद Yogveda. – Balwant singh from Andhra Pradesh
This ayurvedic high BP tablet is really good and effective. I bought it for my mother on my friend’s recommendation and it is really helpful for us. – Mabul Islam from Shillong
कुछ ही दिनों में मुझे अच्छी राहत दी। बिना किसी दुष्प्रभाव के | – Sanjay Paprel from Madhya Pradesh
Been using it for a while, and can feel the difference. Being Ayurvedic doesn’t give you side effects. These tablets are in blue colour which really gives positive vibes. – Sharwan from West Bengal
This medicine has had a positive impact on my mother’s Blood Pressure readings. The numbers are coming down! No doubt a cost-effective solution for sugar control which I recommend definitely. -Rajveer Singh from Malda
I’m suffering from hypertension( high bp ) stage 1 which is moderate, and my age is 36, Before Yogveda, I was taking allopathic tablets like lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) which is suggested by doctors, but they are drug-based which not beneficial to take these for a long time for my health, then found Yogveda’s medicine named ANIMA which is the best alternative of that drug-based tablets, ANIMA contains Sarpagandha, Brahmi, Shankhpushi in a very good quantity, it’s working! , and now I use it as my assigned health expert guides me, she treats me the best way as she gives me proper diet chart according to my situation + some natural home remedies which really worked, in last I only want to say, YOGVEDA not gives medicine but also their valuable service. – Chandrakant Patil from Muzaffarnagar
These tablets are very much beneficial for old age people having high BP. It can be swallowed easily. These tablets are rich in natural ingredients like Brahmi, arjuna, Sarpagandha, and Sankhpushpi. Value for money. – Biswajit Das from Kolkata
I am happy with the medicine and could see the observable difference in my BP readings after taking it. – Rishabh Jha from Jammu
I saw the ad on Instagram and purchased it instantly. My health has improved, I feel better, alert and energetic now. – Tanya Prasad from Faridabad
Bought this product for my husband for BP, he’s been using this product for almost two months and it’s worked…..made a big difference in his BP reading. Thanks, Yogveda health care for giving us this product!!! kudos!! very happy with the medicine..wud highly recommend this. – Shilpa Talreja from Ahmedabad
before my bp is 190/110.. took allopathic meds along with Yogveda ANIMA medicine for 2days and I check my BP is normal … on the third day I stop the allopathic meds and takes only ANIMA surprisingly my BP is 110/80 ..planning to buy some more … – Khushi Chetry from Jaipur
It’s good medicine and does work on reducing blood pressure.
Yes, I Checked every time before and after taking the tablets and also follow all instructions of my health consultant assigned for me from the company’s side. – Pratima Rai from Hubli
Hi, I like this product and it works well for me
Thank you Yogveda Healthcare. – Vikas Kumar from Agartala
I am a regular user of this medicine and it is very effective for my purpose. -Mudasir Sultan from Bhopal
it’s best to control blood pressure, Being a high BP for 13 years, I have relied on this medicine and it helped me a lot. I have seen a good decrease in my Blood Pressure levels which is well under control. I have been using the product for the last 2 months. Very satisfied. – Simply Sahni – Faizabad
BP under control is great medicine. – Ajit Kumar from Ghaziabad
jabse mene ye medicine lena shuru ki hai tabse bahut asar dekhne ko mil rha hai , ANIMA medicine ki khaasiyat yeh hai ki ye medicine jadi-bootiyo se bani hai isi vajah se iska koi side effect bhi nahi hua mujhe isse pehele me 5 saal se allopathic dwaiya khaa rhi thi pr itna achcha result nahi mil rha tha, lekin iski peheli hi khuraakh se result mila. – Nilam kushwah from Jorhat
Used this medicine for a few weeks now and it helped in reduce blood pressure effectively.
Definitely recommend this as it is Ayurvedic and natural. – Aswini Sharma from Ranchi
Having used it for 2 months, I can now say that it is definitely a very workable formula for regulating Blood pressure… My preference for this medicine was primarily based on the natural ingredients and I did not have to worry about side effects.
Now I would briefly state the benefits of this TABLET-
1) Most importantly it is not allopathic.
2) It makes me energetic.
3) It has completely managed my sudden and frequent headaches.
4) It provides me a good sleep
Thank you YOGVEDA for this natural and ayurvedic remedy for blood pressure. – Satyam Tiwari from Darjeeling
Mujhe high BP ki problem thi to maine Yogveda ki ANIMA tablet use Kiya. Uske baad mera BP kafi control hua h. Isliye m Chahta Hoon Kabhi BP patients h, Ek Baar is medicine ko jaroor try karein. – Grob Nath from Odisha
This is better than allopathic tablets! It is such a fabulous medicine I recommend everyone with high BP and cholesterol should use it and see the difference in a month. It’s a 100% unique herbal formula. – Rahul Tripathi from Jabalpur
Nowadays, the market is flooded with so many brands, but YOGVEDA is the one which has carved a niche in the market with its worthy products. and this medicine is also effective for me. – Nitin Gupta from Kannauj
It helped my mother to reduce her blood pressure… Thank you Yogveda !. – Vinay Kumar from Vasco Da Gama
I have been taking ANIMA tablets. I was using different brands also well known but of lower strength. The ayurvedic health expert suggested this. We are familiar with Yogveda’s medicines, and I bought it and used it. This is the third bottle.
Unlike other capsule forms, this is a tablet easier to swallow. – Goutam Talukdar from Villivakkam
This product is completely natural, organic and very essential for the health of BP patients. Being a natural ingredient, it is safe. As I was using it for some time now, my blood pressure has started to stay stable and I feel energetic. If u have a blood pressure problem then you should must buy this. – Siddharth raut from ujjain
It is natural medicine. I have been using this product for several weeks now and it seems to be helpful. – Sachin Gupta from Rajasthan
I am impressed by the results. I was taking other prescribed medicines before and was not satisfied. Plus, it was not made of natural products. So, I decided to go for these pills and I am happy that I chose this. Now I feel myself energized in just a few days, and my BP is getting normal. I feel less stressed and tired. I really recommend this medicine to everyone, who is having Blood Pressure issues and searching for natural ways to maintain their BP. – Harsh Goel from Maharashtra
If you have to control cholesterol or blood pressure, then definitely go for it, reliable and good quality natural medicine. – Mohd Usman from Lucknow
Trust me, can really see the effects. Fights bad cholesterol. Using this for quite some time and really can see the results. Very effective product in controlling Blood pressure. One of the best products ���. No side effects ���.
Health Friendly product.. – Om Verma from Noida
Oh I CANT BELIEVE THIS……….. THIS IS WORKING SO FAST IT REDUCED MY BP WITHIN 2 WEEKS
THANKS A LOT YOGVEDA… – Hardik Pal from Pune
General steps to be taken to combat high BP
1. Increase your physical activity
Regular exercise, even as basic as walking, appears to be just as effective at lowering blood pressure as regularly used BP drugs.
A good exercise routine usually makes the heart healthier, making it much better at pumping blood.
On most days, doing 30 minutes of cardioyields good results.
You can keep challenging your ticker by increasing speed, distance, or weights over time. Losing few pounds (even few Kgs) of body weight can ease you in lowering blood pressure.
2. Allow yourself to unwind
Stress causes our bodies to release hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
These hormones can increase your heart rate and restrict your blood vessels, causing your blood pressure to rise.
Breathing techniques and practises like meditation, yoga, and tai chi, on the other hand, can assist regulate stress hormones and blood pressure.
Start with five minutes of soothing breathing or mindfulness in the morning and five minutes in the evening, and work your way up.
3. Reduce your sodium intake
Although not everyone’s blood pressure is sensitive to salt, everyone could benefit from reducing their intake. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 1,500 mg and no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (about a teaspoon). Avoid packaged and processed foods like bread, pizza, poultry, soup, and sandwiches, which contain hidden salt bombs.
4. Choose foods that are high in potassium
Potassium intake of 2,000 to 4,000 mg per day can help reduce blood pressure.
The vitamin causes the kidneys to excrete more salt in the urine.
Although we are all familiar with the potassium content in bananas, foods such as potatoes, spinach, and beans really contain more potassium than the fruit.
Tomatoes, avocados, edamame, melons, and dried fruits are also good sources.
5. Start eating the DASH diet
Along with the Mediterranean diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which was created specifically to reduce blood pressure without medication, is usually regarded as one of the absolute healthiest eating regimens.
The diet emphasises fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy, with daily salt intake capped at 2,300 mg, with an optimal limit of 1,500 mg.
According to research, DASH can lower blood pressure in as little as four weeks and even help with weight loss.
6. Treat yourself to some dark chocolate
The sweet is high in flavanols, which relax blood vessels and increase blood flow, and studies show that eating dark chocolate on a daily basis can help lower blood pressure.
Experts haven’t found a perfect proportion of cocoa,” but “the higher you go, the more benefits you’ll get. Chocolate shouldn’t be your primary approach for controlling blood pressure, but it is a healthy option when you desire a treat.
7. Choose your beverages sensibly
Too much alcohol is known to elevate blood pressure, but a small amount may have the opposite effect.
Light-to-moderate drinking (one drink or less per day) is linked to a decreased incidence of hypertension.
12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits make up one drink.
The study determined that high amounts of alcohol are un-questionably very very harmful, but that what people call “moderate intake” is rarely heart-protective and mostly may be harmful. You must always drink responsibly if you’re going to drink.
8. Make the switch to decaf coffee
Caffeine in one or two cups of coffee boosts both systolic and diastolic blood pressure for up to three hours, tightening blood vessels and amplifying the effects of stress. When you’re stressed, your heart pumps a lot more blood, which raises blood pressure, causing serious effects on cardiovascular health.
“What’s more, caffeine amplifies that effect.”
Decaf has the same flavour as regular coffee but without the negative effects.
9. Start drinking tea
It turns out that decreasing high blood pressure is as simple as drinking one, two, and three cups of tea.
In a study, adults with somewhat elevated blood pressure who drank three cups of naturally caffeine-free hibiscus tea daily for six weeks saw their systolic blood pressure drop by seven points.
In addition, a 2014 meta-analysis indicated that drinking both caffeinated and decaf green tea is linked to a considerable reduction in blood pressure over time.
10. Don't overwork yourself
According to a study, working more than 40 hours per week increases your risk of hypertension by 17 percent.
Investing some time in working out improves your everyday exercise and healthful cooking.
To get into the habit, set an end-of-day reminder on your work computer and depart as soon as possible.