High Blood Pressure


High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a widespread health disorder in which the pressure in the arterial vascular system is permanently elevated. The threshold values are: systolic blood pressure values ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure value of ≥ 90 mmHg.

This disease often progresses without any recognizable symptoms, which is why it remains undetected for a long time. Nevertheless, some people may experience symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, visual disturbances and palpitations.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

There are different causes or triggers of high blood pressure. These can reinforce each other and should be thoroughly evaluated. An unhealthy lifestyle has a major influence on hypertension.

The following causes are known:

Lowering High Blood Pressure

To reduce high blood pressure, it is essential to change your lifestyle. The following treatment approaches have proven effective for hypertension:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular physical activity
  • Correction of incorrect breathing
  • Quitting smoking
  • Optimization of stress management
  • Minimization of oxidative stress and correct intake of the right antioxidants
  • Deficiency of various vitamins, minerals and trace elements
  • Adjusting the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids
  • In some cases, antihypertensive medication is required

There is a whole range of natural approaches to lowering blood pressure. The holistic doctor can create an individualized concept in which he not only treats the symptoms but also the causes.

Long-term high blood pressure can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Early detection is therefore very important.

Regular blood pressure measurements and adherence to medical advice are crucial steps in managing high blood pressure and maintaining good health.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

High blood pressure, or hypertension is a widespread health disorder characterised by persistently elevated blood pressure.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

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