Altogether too many of us suffer from high blood pressure and aren’t even aware of it! Because of that it is often referred to as the “silent disease.” Perhaps you haven’t heard the statistics released by the American Heart Association, but it is estimated that as many as one-third of the adult population in the United States has elevated blood pressure. And of those people, as many as one-third of them don’t even know they are suffering from it!
While there are prescription medications that treat the problem, there are also natural ways to help you keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. One, very important factor, is to reduce your daily intake of salt. And don’t think that table salt is the only culprit. Whenever you see an ingredient that says “sodium” no matter what comes before or after, recognize that it is SALT, plain and simple. Reduce your intake of sodium and you pressure should naturally start to come down. The reason salt is so lethal is that it tends to cause fluid retention. This inflammation, or swelling, puts pressure on veins and arteries and they have to work harder to pump blood throughout the body.
Some foods and supplements are also known to be effective in combating high blood pressure.Did you know that garlic thins the blood and can help lower your pressure as well? It is recommended that if you supplement with garlic you do so under the care of a physician because it is that potent.
There are other foods and supplements that are also effective in helping to naturally control hypertension. Only a few were mentioned here to tell you that natural help is out there. It is not necessary to rely solely on chemical prescriptions. It is your health and you have a right to be proactive.