Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
What is Hypertension
Hypertension is a term used for high blood pressure. Blood pressure in every human being has two limits: upper limit called "systolic" and the lower limit called "diastolic". Systolic pressure occurs when the heart contracts to send blood to other parts of the body. In normal and healthy humans, this value should be around 120 mmHg in young people and up to 140 mmHg in elderly persons. Diastolic pressure occurs when the heart expands to draw blood from the body. This value should normally be around 80 mmHg. Abnormal value can go up to 120 mmHg and even beyond. Any value above 85 mmHg is indicative of some sort of trouble with the system.
The figure given below shows the range of blood pressure. In hypertension, diastolic pressure frequently rises to 100 mmHg and beyond. Similarly the systolic pressure can rise to 230 mmHg or more. In some cases systolic pressure may be too high while diastolic pressure may be comparatively too low 220/70 (for example).
Hypertension is usually considered a past middle age problem but can occasionally occur in young persons also. In most cases, blood pressure does not remain constant the whole day. It fluctuates according to what has been eaten, physical activity and emotional state etc.
Symptoms of Hypertension
Hypertension can have many causes of diverse nature. Uusual symptoms are heaviness in the head and feelings of outward pressure in the ears. Some get a reddish face or feel their face hot. These symptoms are a blessing in the sense that one gets to feel that there is something wrong and can go to a doctor for check up. On the contrary, some persons feel nothing abnormal. They may not feel even mild headache or heaviness. This no-feeling condition is dangerous.
Persistent high blood pressure can cause enlargement (hypertrophy) of the heart. Once the heart is enlarged, it becomes extremely difficult to retrieve the original, natural size. Persistent high blood pressure can also damage soft tissues like kidneys and eyes, rupture the arteries causing hemorrhage, increase the risk of stroke and also increase risk of becoming diabetic but this is not all that high blood pressure can do.
Homeopathic Treatment of Hypertension
The treatment should primarily depend on the cause. Once cause is removed, blood pressure would also become normal or else the treatment would only be palliative. Homeopathy provides effective control of various conditions of high blood pressure without harmful side effects be it Essential, Secondary or Isolated Systolic hypertension. Homeopathy works by symptoms, which vary from person to person. Sudden rise in blood pressure can also be treated effectively. We have successfully treated large number of cases of high blood pressure at our clinic. In any case, don't take hypertension lightly and also don't forget to monitor your BP on regular basis and follow the advice of your doctor.