Hypertension

Hypertension

According to Ayurveda, high blood pressure involves all the doshas, the heart, and the blood

vessels. We can see signs and symptoms of derangement of vata dosha mainly that of ‘Vyana

vayu’ in high blood pressure. The treatment is to correct the balance of vata dosha.Pitta vitiation

is also seen often and should be treated.

People with Pitta and Vata predominant constitution and Pitta and Vata imbalance, are more

prone to hypertension than any other. Unprocessed anger, frustration, irritability, anxiety and

fear leads to mal­adaptation of the endocrine system, which then leads to conditions like

hypertension. Treatment is based on bringing these imbalances back to normal. In the treatment

of hypertension; nutrition, exercise, breathing exercises (Pranayama), yoga, meditation,

behavioral modification along with various herbs and minerals are prescribed.

Ayurvedic Diet for Hypertension:

Reduce meat, eggs and salt

Reduce protein intake

Regular Exercise is one of the best ways to lower blood pressure. Exercise has to be of right

kind. A good exercise programme, particularly endurance exercises such as jogging or athletics,

will cause the peripheral resistance to decrease. Exercise helps to eliminate body fat, lower total

cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol that prevents fatty ­ cholesterol deposits. According to

Ayurveda exercise improves the body, depletes excess fats, brings lightness of the body.

Improving your lifestyle by adoption of ethical elements mentioned in ‘Achara Rasayana’ is must

if you really want to stay away from mental and physical stress and from eventual hypertension.

It is certain that stress can cause hypertension. Anxiety, secondary to acute stage can cause

rise in your blood pressure. Relaxation and removal of stress will help to lower mildly elevated

levels of blood pressure.

Nurture love and affection. Love and affection and affectionate touch can significantly drop, your

blood pressure.

Speak truth. Lying has been found to boost blood pressure, because it require a lot of mental

exercise. The more you lie, more you add tension, hence you are likely to get more stress,

speak gently; don’t get annoyed, speaking loudly and rapidly can significantly raise your blood

pressure during conversation. Sudden risk can shoot up your blood pressure higher. Chronic

anger produces elevation in blood pressure and it can be a serious risk factor for coronary ­

heart ­ disease. So be cool, speak softly and even if it is event of extreme displeasure.