Treating High Blood Pressure Causes
Treating high blood pressure is presumably easier if you know the cause(s) of it.
However, according to the medical establishment, the “experts”, the cause of 90% of high blood pressure cases is unknown. But the fact is that high blood pressure causes in general are well known.
What the medical establishment is actually saying when it states high blood pressure causes are ‘unknown’ is that for the vast majority of people with high blood pressure, a single identifiable cause for their condition can’t be proved beyond doubt.
If we look at the actual statistics and our own personal experiences then the major causes of hypertension aren’t that hard to figure out.
The following are the five main causes of high blood pressure.
High blood pressure caused by a modern diet
That frozen take-home meal may taste great, not to mention it’s fast and convenient. It might also be slowly killing us. I’m talking about highly processed foods full of trans-fats, salt, added sugars, etc. Over time all these unnecessary additives clog up our system and increase our blood pressure. These days we are literally eating ourselves to death.
The good news is that there are all sorts of delicious alternatives. Better yet, by switching to a healthy and tasty diet we can reverse the effects of diet-caused high blood pressure.
If you want to switch to a healthy blood pressure lowering diet you can’t do any better than following Kevin Riley’s excellent guide Get Natural! Drop Your Blood Pressure
UPDATE: Get Natural! is no longer available so I’ve created an up-to-date guide to lowering blood pressure naturally. For more details, just scroll down to the bottom of this post or click here: Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide
High blood pressure caused by lack of exercise
Modern lifestyles and and endless stream of entertainment on the TV and the Internet don’t exactly encourage an active lifestyle. Which is a pity because there’s nothing our heart and circulatory system loves more than a daily workout. Even going for a short brisk walk once or twice a day can make a serious difference to your blood pressure. Exercise is vital for keeping your heart in shape too.
Medical establishments around the world seem to agree that getting at least 30 mins of aerobic exercise (that gets your heart and lungs working) most days will help keep your blood pressure in check. (Although you can get this in shorter chunks – e.g., 10 minds three times a a day.) You can get a few more ideas on ways to be active in your daily life here: Exercise and high blood pressure
High blood pressure caused by stress
Stress is not always as easy to detect as you make think. Even after you have left the office and have left yet another bumper to bumper commute behind you, stress can hang on and infiltrate many other areas of your life. Some people are more prone to stress than others. Some stress may be good for you. But too much for too long can lead to hypertension.
Thankfully, if your prone to stress build up there are ways to relief it and see it off – and lower your blood pressure as a consequence. I take 15 minutes off a day to do slow breathing exercises with the help of guided slow breathing audio tracks. It keeps me in a calmer disposition and my blood pressure in a healthy range. (I used to use the BreathEasy program. Since it’s no longer available, I’ve created a slow breathing audio program of my own – click here for more info and samples: Breathe-Slow.com)
High blood pressure caused by genetics
High blood pressure tends to run in families. If your parents suffer from high blood pressure the likelihood of you developing it are greater. Some people are simply more to get high blood pressure simply due to their genetic structure.
That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about though. If you have high blood pressure ‘in the genes’ it just means that you have to work a little harder at achieving and maintaining a healthy range.
High blood pressure caused by age
Yep, its a fact that as we get older our blood circulatory system ages with us. Veins tend to constrict and harden (aka. atherosclerosis). The flow is decreased and the pressure decreases.
The medical establishment used to take this into account when determining acceptable blood pressure. It used to be systolic 100 plus your age was considered OK.
Now there’s nothing we can do about getting older. It happens to all of us, rich or poor, celebrity or hermit. But there is a number of things we can do to arrest the ravages of time pumping up our blood pressure.
Know the cause – know the cure
These are the five main causes causes of high blood pressure. The first three causes (diet, lack of exercise, stress) are a symptom of 21st century lifestyle while the other two causes (genetics and aging) are inescapable parts of being human.
Hypertension (the medical term for high blood pressure) caused by the first three causes are easier to cure. We simply have to change or diet, start exercising and de-stressing. There are guides to help us accomplish this. For a comprehensive guide that covers all causes and natural cures see below (Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide).
Hypertension caused by aging can also be countered by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The effects of aging on your circulatory system be put off indefinitely through good diet and exercise. Natural antioxidants like resveratrol can slow or even, to a degree, reverse the process of aging, according to tests.
Hypertension due to genetics can’t be ‘cured’ but it can be countered. Having a genetic propensity towards high blood pressure doesn’t mean you are doomed. It simply means that you have to work harder at maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
What were the causes of my dangerously high blood pressure? All five of them!
But thanks to following guides to treating high blood pressure naturally I now enjoy healthy blood pressure and a brighter future.
And if I can do it anyone can!
Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide
UPDATE: I’ve recently, with my partner, put together a guide on how to lower your blood pressure naturally – without medications and without hassle.
The guide contains simple and proven strategies for lowering your blood pressure and keeping it low through easy, effective and enjoyable changes in lifestyle.
Since there are many factors which affect your blood pressure – as discussed above – the best way to lower your blood pressure without drugs is to apply a broad approach. As such, the guide addresses all the main causes with natural home-based remedies.
The guide covers the large choice of affordable natural ingredients that lower blood pressure, many of which are available in local stores. It also looks at the best ways to exercise for lower blood pressure, with tips for being more active in your everyday life. Finally, it outlines handy techniques for stress reduction and relaxation.
To keep it simple, the guide is arranged in a series of 9 easy-to-follow steps.
These progressive steps are based on the principle that positive incremental change is always best in health matters.
Each chapter will take you further along the road of greater vigour and peace of mind. And a healthier blood pressure.
Click on the link below for more information:
P.S. This guide shows you how to lower your blood pressure permanently and naturally without side-effects or complications.
Follow each step to get your blood pressure back in balance.
Choose between a wide range of delicious foods that reduce your blood pressure. Include a number of mental and physical exercises in your schedule for both relaxation and invigoration.
Following this guide will reduce, and in time, eliminate your need for blood pressure lowering medications.
This is a guide for good healthy living and will be beneficial for all – even if you don’t currently suffer from high blood pressure.
To download a sample of the guide to your computer right now click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the download link.
By the way – I’m currently offering my own slow breathing audio program – Breathe-Slow – free with the guide!