What is the reason people have high blood pressure?
Why? might be the first question you ask when the doctor tells you you have high blood pressure. So what is the reason for high blood pressure?
Well, there can be several reasons you – or anyone else – have high blood pressure. It’s not always down to just one thing.
What they call ‘lifestyle factors’ can be causes or reasons for high blood pressure – what you eat and drink, how active you are, your stress levels, etc. But other health conditions can be a reason for high blood pressure, and your genetic make-up can also make a big difference – some people do all the ‘wrong’ things and still have low blood pressure! But if that’s not you, then you’ll want to do something about your high blood pressure.
What to do about it is the next question. Prescription medications are often the first port of call but there are several reasons why you might not want to be dependent on blood pressure-lowering medications.
For example, you might already be taking medications and not want to add to your drug burden. Take this question from bloodpressurequestions.org –
My brother has Lupus and the doctor has tripled medication on steroids, but recently he has had high blood pressure. Is there anything out there that is not a drug and can help him reduce his blood pressure?
There are ways to reduce blood pressure naturally (without resorting to prescription medications).
Why would anyone want to do this? Apart from many unpleasant side-effects with much prescribed medication there is the fact that once started you’re a on them for life.
Why? Because all medications to lower blood pressure only treat the symptoms – not the causes. So as soon as you stop taking them your blood pressure shoots back up.
There are a number of worthy treatments to treat the causes of blood pressure and lower it permanently without resorting to drugs.
I know because I used to suffer extreme high blood pressure (195+) without any clear cause (other than genetics).
I now enjoy normal ranges (120 – 145) without medications.
I did this by making changes to my diet, and also by practicing slow breathing exercises regularly to keep myself relaxed. A different combination might work for you though, depending on your reason for high blood pressure.
It can be difficult knowing where to start though. I used an excellent book called ‘Get Natural!’ by Kevin Riley and a good slow breathing program by David O’Hara. Those are no longer available now, however, so based on my experiences, I’ve put together my own guide for lowering blood pressure naturally.
I’ve also created a slow breathing program. Both of these are easy to use (and I’m currently offering the slow breathing program as a free bonus when you get the blood pressure guide).
Lower your blood pressure naturally – whatever the reason for high blood pressure
As I’ve said, there can be more than one reason for high blood pressure, so the best way to lower your blood pressure without drugs is to apply a broad approach – covering all causes and cures with natural home-based remedies.
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 healthy blood pressure).
Click on the link below for more information (there’s also info on my slow breathing program which is included as a free bonus):