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Hypertension high blood pressure Homeopathic treatment



An individual with successive blood pressure readings above 130/80 within a short duration needs to be examined and treated without delay. High blood pressure can initiate much early in life and most of the time goes unnoticed for many years. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries, which carry the blood throughout the body. Blood pressure refers to the pressure within the arterial walls and adjusts according to the body's changeable need for amount of oxygen and nutrients. Hypertension is hazardous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and it contributes to hardening of the arteries and further developing heart failure.

HYPERTENSION(High Blood Pressure) generally diagnosed on the basis of a persistently high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated. It is the opposite of hypotension.

"A man's life may be said to be a gift of his blood pressure, just as Egypt is a gift of the Nile". So said Sir William Osler, an icon of modern medicine and the man said to be the most influential physician in history.

Sir Osler may be indeed right, as arterial pressure is essential for sustaining life, the most important factor which ensures that the circulation of blood reaches all the tissues in our body. At the same time, an elevated blood pressure can be most inimical to life, if persisting over a period of time.

Hypertension affects up to a quarter of the adult population. The prevalence depends on the age, racial composition and the criteria used to define the condition. In a white population, 20% of the adults in the age group 35 - 65 years have a diastolic blood pressure in the range 90 - 109 mm Hg, 4 - 5% have a range of 110 - 129 mm Hg, and 0.5% have blood pressure levels > 130 mm Hg. The prevalence is even higher in the non white population.

Causes of Hypertension / High Blood Pressure:

 

Traditionally, hypertension has been classified into essential2 or primary, where there is no evident cause, and secondary, where there is an evident anatomical, pathological or biochemical abnormality. But this view of essential hypertension is increasingly being challenged with the recognition of constitutional, dietary and environmental factors in its pathogenesis.

Essential hypertension is the commonest among the causes of hypertension, constituting up to 95% of the cases. Among the secondary causes, renal diseases account for the majority of cases. A useful classification is given below

  • Hereditary.
  • Lack of physical activity, improper diet, smoking and alcohol.
  • Overweight.
  • Stress.
  • Old age.
  • Heavy metal toxicity.
  • Food sensitivities.
  • Hyper calcemia (high calcium levels).
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Kidney, adrenal (gland above the kidney) and thyroid diseases.
  • Certain medications like birth control pills, antidepressants, steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and many more.

 Cause of Hypertension & homeopathic treatment

Symptoms of Hypertension /High Blood Pressure:

 

  •     Headache, dizziness and mental confusion.
  •     Low energy levels with excessive sweating.
  •     Face flushed.
  •     Vision problems.
  •     Nosebleed.
  •     Chest pain, palpitation and irregular heartbeat.
  •     Difficulty breathing. 
  •     Frequency of urination and/or blood in urine.
  •     Sleep apnea.
  •     Hardening and narrowing of arteries in the body (Atherosclerosis).
  •     Stroke.
  •     Kidney disease.
  •     Damage blood vessels in the retina of the eye (Retinopathy).
  •     Erectile Dysfunction (impotence in men).

Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure Homeopathic

 

Classification of Hypertension / High Blood Pressure:

 

It is classified as either primary (essential) or secondary. About 90 to “95% of cases are termed "primary hypertension", which refers to high blood pressure for which no medical cause can be found .The remaining 5 to 10% of cases (Secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart, or endocrine system(diabetes).

Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic kidney failure. Moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to shortened life expectancy. Dietary and lifestyle changes can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of associated health complications, although drug treatment may prove necessary in patients for whom lifestyle changes prove ineffective or insufficient

Hypertension chronic lead to enlarged heart

 

Normal blood pressure less than 120/80

 Pre-hypertension 120-139/ 80-89

 High blood pressure (stage 1) 140-159/90-99

 High blood pressure (stage 2) higher than 160/100

 Usually this requires three separate sphygmomanometer  measurements at least one week apart. The heart pumps blood into the arteries with enough force to push blood to the far reaches of each organ from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. Blood pressure can be defined as the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as it circulates through the body. Blood pressure is highest as its leaves the heart through the aorta and gradually decreases as it enters smaller and smaller blood vessels (arteries, arterioles, and capillaries). Blood returns in the veins leading to the heart, aided by gravity and muscle contraction. 

 Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It is known as the "silent killer" since it has no initial symptoms but can lead to long-term disease and complications..

Homoeopathic Treatment Hypertension /High Blood Pressure

 

Constitutional Homeopathic treatment is an incomparable option to treat Hypertension. Homeopathic remedies dilate the blood vessels and increase the amount of blood flow to the kidneys, thereby, increasing urination and lowering blood pressure. Homeopathic remedies promote your entire circulatory system, relax and increase the elasticity of arteries, allowing blood to flow with less pressure, hence, lowering blood pressure naturally, balancing the blood flow and relieving the stress so you can calm down. Based on the classical approach of Homeopathy a Homeopathic practitioner looks at the person holistically, that is mind, body and emotion together and not just at the symptoms of the illness.

Ideally, constitutional treatment is themost reliable and effective to treat highblood pressure. But where this is not pos-sible, we use Arsenicum album, Phosphorus,Natrum muriaticum, Lachesis and Glonoineas clinical remediess.

These remedies may also be usefulfor “layer” prescribing in hypertensivepatients, to prepare the patient and openup the constitution. Like removing thetop layers of an onion, such remediespave the way for further action and helpus arrive at the constitutional stage.

DR Makkarresearched and proven homeopathic treatment for  Hypertension /High Blood Pressure.Homeopathy is natural, safe and an effective treatment option for Hypertension /High Blood Pressure relief,cure and management.

In my clinical experience we can say Homeopathy can play major role in management of essential or secondary hypertension. Timely administered homeopathy medicines can assist in preventing further complications of condition definitely & sometimes in emergency saves life of patients. Here need to invidulise case carefully in which understanding of patient mentally ,socially & physically by individulising patient .Life-style modification with moderate exercise, weight reduction, salt restriction can enhance the benefits of homeopathy.Use of low sodium salts now available in market also help in managing the case properly.  

In our experience, early cases of hypertension respond to homeopathy much better than those late cases who are already on some antihypertensive medicines for long period of time. Again, homeopathy is not best suited during the acute hypertensive crisis

Home based remedies Self care measures for Hypertension / High Blood Pressure:

 

  •      Monitor blood pressure regularly.
  •      Carry out regular investigations concerning blood sugar, lipid and renal profile.
  •      Eat a diet low in salt and saturated fat.
  •      Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, fish and nuts.
  •      Eat foods that are rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium.
  •      Eating two cloves of garlic every morning can help reduce blood pressure naturally.
  •      Celery is also known to reduce blood pressure.
  •      Avoid red meat and desserts.
  •      Exercise and increase your physical activity.
  •      Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  •      Control anger, irritability.
  •      Drink at least a gallon of water daily.

 Lifestyle Modifications to Manage High Blood Pressure Weight Control

  • Aim for a healthy weight range for your height and body type. Your health care practitioner can help you calculate a healthy target weight.
  • Even a small amount of weight loss can make a major difference in lowering or preventing high blood pressure.
  • You must burn more calories than you take in to lose weight.
  • Crash or fad diets are not helpful and may be dangerous.
  • Some weight loss medications also carry major risks effecting thyroid and may even elevate blood pressure, and great caution is advised in using these drugs. Please ask your health care practitioner or pharmacist for help in deciding if a weight loss medication is appropriate for your situation.
  •    Exercise or Increase Physical Activity.
  •    Physical activity reduces total cholesterol and bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein or LDL) and raises    the good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein or HDL).
  •    Both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend 30 minutes of        physical activity on most days of the week.
  •    Physical activity includes many daily activities such as cleaning the house, raking the lawn, and walking.
  • Other possible sources of activity can include using the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator, walking for errands instead of driving a car, and participating in a sport or social activity such dancing.

 

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for Hypertension

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines

AURUM

Very melancholy with disgust for life; suicidal tendency. Objects appear as if divided horizontally; can only sec lower half upper half as if covered with a dark body. Deep ulcers affecting the bones, after the abuse of mercury. Caries of the nasal, palatine, mastoid and osicular bones. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) due to suppressed anger or resentment; violent headache; vertigo.

BARYTA MURIATICA

Muscles and joints – stiffness and weakness as from over walking. Organic lesions of the aged and dwarfish, both mentally and physically (Arterio-sclerosis and cerebral affections). Headaches (without acute crisis) occurring in old people; heaviness rather than pain. Vertigo, due to cerebral anæmia and noises in ears. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and vascular degeneration. Increased tension of pulse. Arterio-sclerosis (Aurum; Secale); high systolic pressure , low diastolic tension ; cerebral and cardiac symptoms. Thickening of arteries with cardiac dilation.
Icy coldness of body, with paralysis. Voluntary muscular power gone but perfectly sensible. Indurations and narrowing of the cardiac orifice with pain, immediately after eating; epigastric tenderness; aneurism and chronic hypertrophy of the tonsils. Nymphomania and satyriasis. Great increase in uric acid, diminution of chlorides.

CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS

Headache if obliged to pass dinner hour (Ars; Lach; Lyc). Sensation as of a weight on vertex. Low blood pressure, vertigo and palpitation when lying on side. Œdema of hands and feet. Hands soft; feet enlarged.
CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA
Low Blood Pressure in exhausted and growing fast. Numbness and crawling; tendency to perspiration and glandular enlargement. Peevish, forgetful; after grief and vexation (Ignat; Phos ac). Always wants to go somewhere. Delayed closure or reopening of fontanelles. Retarded dentition, especially in second dentition. With every attempt to eat has aching in bowels. Heartburn and other gastric symptoms one or two hours after dinner. Sacro-iliac symphis is sore, as if separated or broken. Often a children’s medicine, but oftener suitable for the young while growing, particularly girls at or near puberty. Craving for bacon, ham, salted or smoked meats. Much flatulence. At every attempt to eat, colicky pain in abdomen. Rheumatic pain from draught of air, with stiffness and dullness of head. Crawling and coldness. Buttocks, back and limbs asleep.

CANNABIS INDICA

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), excessive loquacity. Emotional excitement; rapid change of mood. Time seems too long; seconds seem ages; a few rods an immense distance. Very forgetful; cannot finish sentence. Feels as if top of head were opening and shutting and as if calvarium were being lifted. Uræmic headache. Involuntary shaking of head. Migraine attack preceded by unusual excitement with loquacity.

CARBO VEG.

Useful both in Low blood pressure (Hypotension) and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Low vitality. Flatulency, upper part of abdomen. Head painfully sensitive to pressure, especially of the hat; sensation remains after hat is taken off, as if bound up with a cloth. Gums painfully sensitive while chewing. Aversion to meat, fat and milk which cause flatulency. Excessive flatulence, abdomen full to bursting; worse from least food; better from eructations and passing flatus. Violent, almost constant, empty, sour and rancid eructations. Great roughness in the larynx, with deep rough voice, which failed, if he exerted it; worse evenings. Hoarseness and rawness worse evenings; aphonia worse mornings. Burning in the chest as from glowing coals, with rawness and soreness. Vital forces nearly exhausted, cold surface, especially from knees to feet; lies as if dead breath cool; pulse intermittent, thready; cold sweat on limbs. Ailments from quinine, especially suppressed chills and lever; from abuse of mercury, from salt and meats, from putrid meat or fish or rancid fats. Desire to be fanned, must have more air. Abdomen feels as if hanging heavily; must walk bent. Vertigo, must hold onto something; when stooping; also from flatulence. Morning leuchorrhoea, milky, acid and excoriating the parts.

CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Insomnia of aortic patients. Arteriosclerosis. Said to have a solvent power upon crustaceous and calcareous deposits in arteries. Produces giddiness, lowered pulse, and air hunger and reduction in blood-pressure. Acts on muscle of heart, and is a heart tonic. No influence on the endocardium. Diabetes, especially in children. Cardiac dropsy. Fatty degeneration. Aortic disease. Extreme dyspnœa on least exertion, without much increase of pulse. Pain in region of heart and under left clavicle.
FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM 3x, KALIUM MURIATICUM 3x, CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA 3x
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). One tablet of each 1/2 hourly, when relieved reduce the frequency.

GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) from fright, fear, exciting news, bad news. Muscular weakness. Complete relaxation and prostration. Lack of muscular co-ordination. General depression from heat of sun. Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints. Heaviness of the head, relieved after profuse emission of watery urine. Partial paralysis of the eyelids, tongue, or organs of deglutition. Fullness in head, heat of face, chilliness, thick speech, brain feels as if bruised. Diarrhoea after sudden emotions, as grief, fright, bad news, or the anticipation of an unusual ordeal. Inefficient labour pains, or none at all, or widely dilated, complete atony, or labour delayed by a rigid os. Fever heat with drowsiness. Sleep with half waking and murmuring frequently. Little thirst, feels very languid, and wants to lie still. Febrile chilliness, cold extremities, heat of the head and face.

GLONOINUM

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), oppression in the region of heart, vertigo, black spots before eyes, feels difficulty going upstairs. Surging of blood to head and heart. Tendency to sudden and violent irregularities of the circulation. Sensation of pulsation throughout body. Pulsating pains. Distinct feeling of the pulse in the head, throbbing without pain. Confusion of ideas, cannot tell where he is, streets seem strange, and the way home too long. Head heavy, but cannot lay it on pillow. Cannot bear any heat about head. Better from uncovering head. Throbbing headache. Angio-spastic neuralgia of head and face. Very irritable, excitement by opposition. Vertigo on assuming upright position. Cerebral congestion. Head feels enormously large, as if skull were too small for brain. Constipation with itching, painful hæmorrhoids, with pinching in abdomen before and after stool. Diarrhœa; copious blackish, lumpy stools.

LACHESIS MUTUS

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), LACHESIS gives quick results when the symptoms agree. Tongue trembles when protruded, or catches behind the teeth. Sensation of a swelling in the throat, as if two large lumps came together, on empty swallowing; better on swallowing food. Tonsilitis worse on left side, choking when swallowing; or, when swallowing pains from the throat to the ear; neck very sensitive to touch. Uterus will not bear contact, even of the bed clothes; they cause uneasiness in the abdomen; no tenderness. Menses at the regular time, but too short and feeble. Uterine and ovarian pains, relieved by a flow of blood. Suddenly something runs from the neck to the larynx and interrupts breathing; awakens him at night; spasm of glottis. Aching pain in the shin bones. Hot flashes, metrorrhagia, and other troubles during climacteric period. Most symptoms aggravated after sleep. Great physical and mental exhaustion in morning on rising.

VISCUM ALBUM

Lowered blood pressure. Dilated blood vessels. Pulse is slow. Blue ring around eyes. Double vision. Buzzing and stopped-up feeling in ear. Deafness from cold. Facial muscles in constant agitation. Persistent vertigo. Hypertrophy with valvular insufficiency; pulse small and weak; unable to rest in a reclining position. Palpitation during coitus. Low tension. Failing compensation, dyspnœa worse lying on left side. Weight and oppression of heart; as if a hand were squeezing it; tickling sensation about heart.

 

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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