Thursday, 4 August 2016

Fight High Blood Pressure: Alternative treatment

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (a reading higher than 140/90), you have to get treatment, as sustained high blood pressure could lead to other health problems, such as strokes.
Some doctors recommend the following alternative treatment for high blood pressure;

Fish oil for arteries
One of the most important steps in lowering high blood pressure is to cut down on saturated fat – the kind found in red meats and dairy products. It is recommended that fish be eaten daily, even twice daily if possible. Alternatively omega-3 fatty acids can be taken as a supplement to help lower high blood pressure.
Eat potassium rich foods
It is recommended that at least two bananas be eaten a day, since high potassium intake can prevent high blood pressure, and lower existing high blood pressure. Other fruits rich in potassium include: dates, apricots, kiwifruit, honeydew melons, nectarines, mangoes, avocados, watermelons, etc.
Some of the potassium-rich vegetable sources include: celery, Swiss chard, parsley, spinach, watercress, cucumbers, broccoli, tomato juice, sweet potatoes and winter squash.
Warning: High intake of potassium could be dangerous for those suffering from kidney disease. Check with your doctor before increasing your intake of potassium.
Drink 15 glasses of water.
It is the most important recommendation for lowering high blood pressure.

Disclaimer: The above are recommended alternative treatment for high blood pressure only. If you want to use one or more of these recommendations, you have to consult your GP first.