Hypertension Ayurveda Treatment
Blood pressure is the force that a person’s blood exerts against the walls of their blood vessels. This pressure depends on the resistance of the blood vessels and how hard the heart has to work.
Normal limits – 120/80 mm of Hg
Elevated BP – 140/90 mm of Hg
High Blood pressure – above the elevated BP limit
Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and sometimes death. A person with hypertension may not notice any symptoms so it can end up in very serious complications so it is also called as a silent killer.
What are the types of hypertension?
There are two primary hypertension types. For 95 percent of people with high blood pressure, the cause of their hypertension is unknown – this is called essential or primary hypertension. When a cause can be found, the condition is called secondary hypertension.
- Severe headache
- Fatigue or confusion
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Irregular heartbeat
- Blood in the urine
- Pounding in your chest, neck or ears
What are the ayurveda treatments for hypertension ?
In Ayurveda, hypertension can be correlated with Raktagata Vata and it is considered as Tridoshaja Vyadhi. Treatment for hypertension in Ayurveda aims at balancing the three Doshas. Proper dietary habits, proper exercise, yoga, meditation along with Ayurveda herbs can be beneficial to balance the mind, which reduce stress and maintain blood pressure.
Some of the common ayurveda treatments are:
- Niruha Vasthi
- Anuvasana Vasthi
At Sanjeevanam we manage this condition with proper customized internal and external therapies thereby helping to cleanse the body from toxins and also guiding proper lifestyle practices like Dinacharya and Rithucharya which helps the body to wade off and manage the stress and pressure in the day to day life.
Yoga practices help to calm down both the body as well as the mind which is of utmost importance in the management of hypertension. Weight gain due to sedentary lifestyle is another main reason for hypertension which is successfully integrated in our treatment program thereby helping to take care of our body during and post treatment.
What are the home remedies for managing hypertension ?
- Exercise (at least 5 days a week)
- Quit smoking
- Limit the quantity of salt intake to 5-6 gm/day