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, that 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?
Take a quick look at the below info-graphic and discover the top 10 causes of high blood pressure. And make sure to read my summary & overview at the end.
Summary & Overview
The above info-graphic points out some very important facts that most people don’t know or realize, and this includes your doctor! So, let me quickly cover each of them:
Most people don’t realize that AGE is one of the BIGGEST factors for high blood pressure. I discuss this in my very important article, but what’s important to note is that 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 here is how I lowered my dad’s blood pressure naturally, in just 30 days.
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.
Come on people, smoking has NO health benefits. STOP smoking!
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. Alcohol is a toxic and it’s acidic, both being bad for your body.
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 and can actually help LOWER blood pressure. I’ll discuss this in a future article.
Well know stress is bad. However, you can’t get rid of it. 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!
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.
Whenever possible, take FEWER drugs and utilize natural solutions. Nature has the answers, NOT the pharmaceutical companies!
10. MEDICAL CONDITIONS
This goes back to “genetics”. And if you know you have a genetic “problem”, which is making things worse, then you MUST make changes to your life-style because your body is more sensitive than the average person.
This is a similar problem with my dad and why he had a stroke.
Please take action right now, improve your blood pressure levels because I don’t want you to become another statistic!