HYPERTENSION


Hypertension is a common disorder where blood pressure in the arteries remains abnormally high. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, renal failure etc.

Ayurvedic approach to Hypertension

Ayurveda sees hypertension as a dysfunction of all the doshas vata, pitta & kapha & known as rakta chap vridhi and it sees the vitiation of vata & pitta as the main cause. Therefore Ayurveda treatment of Hypertension mainly involves balancing of these doshas.

Signs & Symptoms

Severe headache
Rest lessness- Difficulty in breathing
Fatigue or confusion
Visual problem
Irregular heart beat, Palpitations
Blood in urine
Pounding in the check, Neck & Ear region

Investigation


Blood glucose-Fasting/PP,Lipid profile,LFT.KFT
ECG

Treatment- Herbs used to treat hypertension

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Jatamansi
Arjuna ( Terminalia Arjuna)
Punarnava ( Boerhavia diffusa)
Triphala

Diet for Hypertension


Fresh green leafy vegetables, Garlic, Lemon, Paisley, Bitter guard are known to be useful.Avoid fast food, packed food etc.

Fresh fruit are very useful in lighting with high blood pressure

Indian gooseberry
Grapes
Bananas
Guava
Watermelon

Panchkarma treatment for Hypertension


Uro basti
Shirodhara
Abhyangam

Precautions

Dos

Regular exercise
Brisk walking
Jogging
Meditation & Yoga
Adequate rest

Dont

Low salt diet
Avoid smoking as it increases the heart rate
Reduce meat, eggs, table salt, pickles, tea & coffee

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