Treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension) includes eating a nutritious diet, taking medications, and healthy lifestyle changes.
High BP dietThe DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is a lifelong approach to help treat and cure high blood pressure. It encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
- Potassium rich foods: Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium and should be included in the diet. Increase in potassium levels and help to restore the electrolyte balance. This will help your kidneys to work more efficiently and help in curing high blood pressure. Bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, peas etc. should be added to the diet.
- Fiber rich foods: Eating a diet high in fiber helps your body maintain a healthy blood pressure, it reduces both systolic and diastolic BP. Whole grains mainly oatmeal, flax seeds, sun flower seeds etc. are helpful.
- Beet root is rich in nitrates, tend to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow.
- Garlic has a modest effect on blood pressure, potentially helping to relax blood vessels.
- Water melon, blue berries, strawberries, avocados etc. are also treat high blood pressure.
Yoga, exercise and meditation cure for high BPYoga can reduce stress induced hypertension. Top 5 poses for treatment of high blood pressure are
- Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose) with Support
- Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose) with Head Support
- Pashchimottanasana (Posterior Stretch Pose)
- Halasana (Plow Pose)
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
Home remedies for high BP
- Maintaining a healthy weight is a key factor in treatment of BP.
- Limit salt intake.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Reducing cholesterol and saturated fat intake
- Limit alcohol and avoid smoking.