According to a government study, “75 million American adults have a high blood pressure - that’s 1 in every 3 American adults.”
High blood pressure (hypertension) can cause a range of other health issues including both heart disease which is the number one leading cause of death in the US, and it may also lead to increased risk of a stroke which is the third leading cause of death in America.
With these being incredibly common, it is important to get regularly checked as high blood pressure has been called “The Silent Killer”.
Often, doctors will prescribe medications to lower your blood pressure, however, there are also many natural ways to combat this common health issue.
Stress, food, and physical activity are among the multiple things that can cause blood pressure to rise or lower.
Foods that you should avoid if you have high blood pressure include:
Foods that can lower blood pressure:
Another option for lowering blood pressure include deep breathing.
Studies have shown that this to lower blood pressure.
If you are a beginner at deep breathing, try the method called “equal breathing”.
This is where you breathe in for 4 seconds and then exhale for 4 seconds. Eventually, you can try to build up to 8 seconds in and 8 seconds out.
Aromatherapy is truly an amazing thing!
Recent studies on Bergamot essential oil show that it can lower blood pressure if inhaled for 15-60 minutes. Simply add 10 drops to your diffuser and set it on your desk throughout the day and it is sure to relax you and prevent your blood pressure from rising.
Other essential oils used for hypertension include:
Keeping one of these oils in your bag as you are out and about can also be beneficial. Simply add a drop of any of the listed oils to your wrist for a natural perfume that has amazing health benefits!
After regularly using these oils for hypertension, get another check up to monitor your blood pressure and evaluate what in your lifestyle is helping or hurting your body.
What is your experience with high blood pressure?
What were natural ways that you got that number down and improved your health?