Control blood pressure without meds: here’s what you should do

For a health issue like high blood pressure, it's important to consult a doctor. But you can increase the efficacy of medicines and may gradually reduce your dependency on them if you do the following.

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According to a research presented (in 2018) at the 70th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI), ‘one in every five young adults in India has high blood pressure.’ This total could be more than entire UK’s population. Experts believe that in India, blood pressure screening starts a little late, after 30 years of age, and that’s perhaps adding to these numbers. They also believe that the lifestyle changes—sedentary life and food high in salt—have put Indians at higher risk of diseases like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. This condition doubles the risk of high blood pressure. While early medical intervention is needed, there’s a lot that you can do by bringing out a positive change in your lifestyle.

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Potassium For High Blood Pressure

More potassium and less sodium: If your kidneys are fine, you must include potassium in your diet. Cutting on salt and replacing it with potassium is a double win situation. Potassium not only helps in lowering the blood pressure levels but also eases tension in blood vessels. There are foods that are naturally high in potassium like yogurt, bananas, spinach and sweet potatoes. Also Read - Why Are Raisins Better Sweetener Than Sugar? Know From An Expert

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A tad bit of dark chocolate is good: A few studies done on dark chocolate show that its consumption may help lower the high blood pressure by preventing heart diseases. The ones with cocoa have flavonoids that helps in dilating and widening of blood vessels. Controlled consumption can be good for those with hypertension.  Also Read - Swine Flu Claims 4 Lives In Ludhiana, 2 Deaths Reported In 48 Hours

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Herbs For Blood Pressure

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Caffeine: What you eat and drink during office hours plays an important role in causing these headaches. Overloading on caffeine, for instance, can cause a nasty head pain. If you work in a high-pressure office, caffeine soon becomes an everyday item. Caffeine withdrawal too can cause a rebound headache. The best way to prevent this kind of headache is to not depend on caffeine in the first place. Also Read - Slow Metabolism? Try These Hacks To Boost Up Your Metabolism