World’s medical fraternity has rightly dubbed hypertension as the ‘silent killer’
Hypertension relates to rush of blood pressure in the arteries.Constant high blood pressure can lead to life-threatening complications like:
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Eye damage
Normally, systolic and diastolic blood pressure should be around 120/80 mm/Hg.
However, when it shoots up to 149 mm/Hg and 90 mm/Hg or more then it is referred to as hypertension. The most common symptoms of of this are:
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
To keep the ‘silent killer’ at bay, some simple home remedies can be of use to you:
Home remedy 1 – Take a cup of warm water. Squeeze a half a lemon in it.
Home remedy 2 – Grind equal quantities of dried watermelon seeds and poppy seeds (khus khus), and take one teaspoon of this mixture every morning on an empty stomach and then again in the evening.
Home remedy 3 – Another helpful remedy is to have 1-2 crushed garlic cloves daily. If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes burning sensation, then take it along with a glass of milk.
Some tips to help you deal with high blood pressure.
- Include watermelons and bananas in your diet
- Coconut water is also very good for high blood pressure and nausea.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages
- Reduce salt intake – to avoid salt, flavour your food with herbs and spices, even lemon.