More solutions for
controlling high blood pressure using natural
solutions include the
following in addition to those mentioned on the
(4) Controlling high blood pressure-pass the
An additional way
of controlling high blood pressure naturally is to increase the level
of the mineral potassium. George Webb, Ph.D., a professor in the
Department of Physics and Biophysics at the University of Vermont
College of Medicine stated that “The number of hypertensives who
respond to potassium seems to depend on how long the studies are
performed”. He then commented that "In a two-week study we find that
maybe 30% get a reduction, but with an eight-week study, we might find
that 70% get a reduction,".
Dr. Webb concluded
that the total amount of potassium you consume probably isn't quite as
important as maintaining a proper ratio between potassium/sodium in
your diet. He stated that "we believe there's a clear benefit when
you get three times as much potassium as sodium." He then commented
that "If you're on a low-salt diet and getting 2 grams of sodium (2
grams of sodium equals 5 grams of table salt) per day; then you should
get 6 grams of potassium."
So, how do you
know if you're getting enough potassium? If you devise a low-salt
diet, it's virtually impossible for it not to be high in potassium.
Dr. Webb stated "And it's hard to avoid potassium if you eat plenty of
natural foods". Fish, fresh fruits, and potatoes have plenty of it.
However, to calculate the ratios, you might need to consult the tables
of nutrition reference book.
(5) You to need to make the calcium connection.
Ph.D. Assistant Professor of health promotion and education at Purdue
University stated that "Calcium seems to have a favorable effect on
some people" Dr. Laura Resnick, M.D., assistant professor at the New
York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center in New York City
stated "So salt is bad for you, calcium's good for you". She
continued in saying that "It seems that salt-sensitive hypertensives,
who may be about half of the people with high blood pressure, are the
same ones who respond well to calcium."
(6) Controlling high blood pressure through avoiding isometrics
"Exercise, as part
of a program to reduce hypertension, appears to add to the
treatment." Says David Spodick, M.D., director of clinical cardiology
at St. Vincent's Hospital at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School. But he also added that isometric exercises such as
weightlifting should be avoided because of the temporary increase in
high blood pressure when doing such exercises.
(7) Continue the aerobics exercises
There have been
numerous studies indicating that aerobics exercise has beneficial
effects in controlling high blood pressure. However, most medical
experts recommend that if you are hypertensive you should proceed with
caution. Dr. Robert Cade, M.D., professor of medicine at the
University of Florida College of Medicine stated that "We usually
start people with walking a quarter of a mile briskly." He then
commented that "Then we go up from there until a person can walk a
mile briskly. After that we initiate running-but only after physical
exam and possibly a stress electrocardiogram."
believed to work because it forces the blood vessels to open up
(vasodilate) which then makes the blood pressure go down. Dr. Cade
stated “Even though it tends to go back up during exercise, it drops
when exercise ends. Then when it goes back up, it doesn't go up as
and swimming are all good exercises for reducing high blood pressure.
"You don't have to run," notes Dr. Cade. "You do about the same
amount of work when you walk, it just takes longer to do it. The key
thing is that it should be a brisk walk-a quarter mile in four minutes
when you start, then later a full mile in about 15 minutes or less."
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