A while back I did an article about the top 10 causes of high blood pressure. Today, I’m going to do a quick summary of it because hypertension is called the “silent killer” because there are no real symptoms that let you know you have high blood pressure.
Dizziness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, etc… are NOT specific for hypertension.
In fact, 76% of people who have high blood pressure, don’t even know it.
And, hypertension can cause a stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and renal disease.
So, you really need to control your blood pressure because not only does it help avoid diseases, but lower blood pressure is also correlated to a longer life.
And since personally, I have a family history of hypertension, strokes, and heart attacks, I wanted to make sure that this aspect of my life for myself and more importantly, my parents – is under control and done so NATURALLY — without harmful drugs or negative side-effects.
So, let’s get started.
1 – AGE
By far, the #1 cause of high blood pressure is age and more specifically, the negative changes in your HORMONES due to aging.
From the age of 18-39, about 3% of the population has high blood pressure.
However, between 40-59, it jumps to almost 35% and after the age of 60+, it’s OVER 70% of people.
However, don’t worry… there are ways to fix this regardless of your age. And I’ll show you how at the end of today’s article and how my own parents have dealt with this — and my mom is 80 years old and my dad is 90.
2 – Genetics & Family History
Yes, genetics is a major problem with everything. But there are ways to turn ON or OFF your genetics.
3 – Smoking
4 – Alcohol
Don’t let the “red wine is good for your heart” media advertising to fool you because alcohol is a toxin and it causes hormonal imbalances, leading to hypertension in the long run.
5 – Being Overweight
6 – Sodium
This has to do with regular table salt and what’s found in processed foods. But NOT with natural salts like Himalayan and Celtic.
7 – Stress
Stress is always bad, but it’s HOW you manage stress that IS the real problem.
8 – Lack of Physical Activity
9 – Medical Conditions and/or Health Problems
10 – Medications/Drugs
Ironically, many “heart medications” such as hypertension, cholesterol reduction, and so forth actually cause MORE harm in the long run. They’re good, temporarily for the first few weeks.
But your body adapts because these drugs are “fake” and cause more stress to your organs.
It’s better to use natural solutions, herbs, vitamins, and so forth.