Most people, especially doctors… try to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) by using harmful prescription drugs. But as you may already know, these medications are just loaded with lots of negative side-effects.
It’s unfortunate because proven natural alternatives already exist, which I’ll share with you in a shortly. These natural alternatives are safer and work better than blood pressure medications.
However, what you (and your doctor) should really be doing is try to control, reduce and potentially eliminate the CAUSES of high blood pressure… Wouldn’t you agree?
So today’s article you’ll discover the top 10 causes of high blood pressure and at the end I’ll give you my favorite natural solution that my family and I personally use…
Most people don’t realize that AGE is one of the BIGGEST factors for high blood pressure. In fact, after the age of 40, 33% of the population has high blood pressure and after the age of 60, over 71% of the population has hypertension!
So, if you’re over the age of 40 and have high blood pressure, it may not be your fault. But it IS your responsibility to fix it right away and take action using today’s simple solutions.
2. GENETICS & FAMILY HISTORY
Well, not much can be done here. This is in fact my own problem because I have a family history (on my dad’s side) of hypertension, heart attacks and especially strokes.
But again, what’s important to know is that IF you do have a family history, you MUST take action today to help prevent any future complications from high blood pressure.
You already know that smoking has NO health benefits and it’s a major cause of high blood pressure, so you have to stop!
A little bit of alcohol is okay, especially if it’s organic red wine. But drinking every night will cause damage to your heart, arteries and liver over time.
Alcohol is a toxin and it’s acidic, both being bad for your body, aging and disease.
5. BEING OVERWEIGHT
Similar to smoking, being overweight has no health benefits. And the older you get, the harder it is to lose that unwanted fat.
Salt has its benefits actually. Regular table salt or salt found in processed foods and packages is BAD for you.
However, “natural” salts such as Himalayan rock or Celtic sea salt is GOOD for you when used in moderation and can actually help LOWER blood pressure and stress hormones.
Well know stress is bad. However, you can’t get rid of it but we can MANAGE it better. What’s important is the MEANING you give to stressful situations.
If you freak out, get negative and focus on the problem the entire time … you put your body under extra stress.
The secret is to focus on the SOLUTION and to know that “this too shall pass” and worrying about the problem isn’t going to help anything… Especially our blood pressure or heart.
8. LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
We sit too much these days. Just get outside and walk daily, even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes. It’ll do wonders for your physical AND mental health!
9. MEDICAL CONDITIONS
This goes back to “genetics”.
And if you know you have a genetic “problem” or a family history, which is making things worse, then you MUST make changes to your life-style right away because your body is more sensitive than the average person.
Ironically, many “heart” medications actually cause more heart PROBLEMS in the long run. They can increase your cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure levels.
They can decrease blood flow and circulation. And they all cause extra stress on your liver and kidneys, which then cause more problems for your heart.
Nature already has the answers, NOT the pharmaceutical companies!
Whenever possible, take FEWER drugs and utilize natural solutions.