Many people are familiar with the less serious issues connected to high blood pressure, but many don’t know anything about the more serious problems, or suffer from high blood pressure without being aware of it.
These are the symptoms that will tell you that you are suffering from a very high blood pressure:
- Impaired circulation
- Severe headaches
- Numbness in certain body parts, especially the limbs
- Dizziness and wooziness
- Blurred vision
- Blood in the urine
- Breathing difficulties
- Beating in the ears and neck
What to Do if You Have Any of These Symptoms?
The first thing you should do in case you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms is to see your doctor. The doctor will determine what the problem is and prescribe suitable therapy. Supplements like Hawthorne, Omega-3, and potassium help reduce the high blood pressure levels. Make sure you consult your doctor before you start taking them.
Another way to lower the high blood pressure is to change the diet or deploy the so-called Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension, also known as the DASH diet. This is a completely natural approach which, combined with the prescribed therapy, will prevent hypertension and keep you in good health.
The natural approaches recommend:
- A diet based on healthy low-fat and low-sugar ingredients;
- Moderate physical activity;
- Reducing the amount of sodium in the food.
Even though reducing the sodium intake can lower the blood pressure, or maintain it stable, the DASH diet is far more effective.
The DASH Diet Plan
This diet is based on:
- Reducing the intake of high cholesterol, fatty ingredients;
- Increasing the intake of fish, poultry meat, nuts, seeds, and grains;
- Increasing the intake of fresh fruits and veggies;
- Replacing the standard dairy products with low-fat ones.
Although healthy diet is very beneficial for your overall health and will have the positive effect on the blood pressure levels, it might not be enough to solve the problem permanently. Doctors suggest that the most effective way to get rid of high blood pressure is to combine a healthy diet with moderate physical activity and the prescribed medications.
Consult your doctor in case you are currently taking any medications and are planning to start with high blood pressure medications or you want to switch to new ones.