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How To Lower Blood Pressure In Two Weeks

People who are diagnosed with hypertension often wonder whether it is possible to lower their blood pressure naturally. A little-known fact is that most of them can reduce their blood pressure in a matter of two or three weeks without medication.

We do not recommend to stop taking your medication or disobey your doctor.  We do want to share with you several natural strategies you can take in parallel with your treatment in order to speed up your recovery from hypertension or pre-hypertension.

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Secondary Hypertension- Treat the Root Cause

If you are like 90% of other high blood pressure sufferers, you probably have your hypertension due to “unknown reasons.” Only in 10% of cases, high blood pressure is actually caused by another disease, such as chronic kidney disease, sleep apnea, or thyroid dysfunction, to name a few. In these cases, it is called “secondary hypertension” and the doctor would usually inform you that you suffer from it.  Your blood pressure would likely normalize if you treat the root cause.

Primary hypertension causes

But 90% of hypertension is related to lifestyle choices and individual sensitivities, and it is important to know that by changing your lifestyle for two weeks, you can lower your blood pressure.

There are still factors that you cannot change. For example, if you are an African-American, or woman after the age of 45 (or both), you have a higher risk of hypertension. You can still work to change your blood pressure naturally.

Let us look at the individual sensitivities.

  1. Sodium sensitivity

Doctors always recommend to go on a low-sodium diet, because it is widely accepted that salt and hypertension are connected. However, a new body of research has started to come out that shows that some people are just overly sensitive to salt, and others have high blood pressure regardless of how little salt they eat. To find out whether you are sensitive to Sodium, go on a low Sodium diet for two weeks. If this doesn’t help, you might be not sensitive to Sodium and won’t need to restrict Sodium and eat dull, unsalted meals.

  1. Alcohol sensitivity

Some people are so sensitive to alcohol that their blood pressure goes up from drinking only 1-2 glasses of wine or beer a day. You need to give up alcohol for two weeks to see if you are one of them.

  1. Drugs, birth control pills

Read the prescription booklet – it would usually state that hypertension may be a side effect. Talk to your doctor to see if he can prescribe another drug.

 

Other factors affecting blood pressure are obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and incorrect Sodium-Potassium-Magnesium balance.

Meditation and breathing exercises help address stress.  A sedentary lifestyle can be changed by starting to walk more or enrolling into group cardio activity.

The DASH Diet For Hypertension

But the easiest way to address obesity and mineral balance is to follow  the DASH diet. DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension.” This diet is created and tested by Harvard researchers, and is widely recommended by health professionals.

The DASH diet doesn’t restrict calories. It restricts sugar and fats. It gives you guidelines regarding the number of servings of major food groups: grains, lean proteins, dairy products, veggies, and fruit. This way, it forces you to eat more fiber, Potassium, and Magnesium. As a result, many patients restore mineral balance and lose weight along with reducing their blood pressure.

Try the DASH diet or the low-Sodium DASH diet for two weeks. There are plenty of  DASH diet recipes on the Internet. Following the DASH diet requires a little bit of a learning curve, but the result is totally worth it. Just imagine not having all these horrible side effects of anti-hypertensive drugs, imagine not having the fear that you won’t be there at your kids’ graduation party, imagine that you are the one who can break the vicious circle of  high blood pressure inherited from your parents.  Many people inherit blood pressure together with their family diet.

Give DASH a chance and in two weeks you can surprise your doctor. DASH removes many major hypertension factors from your life and gives you the best chance to lower blood pressure naturally.

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