Homeopathy helps hypertension

Homeopathy helps hypertension – an Introduction

The good news is that Homeopathy helps hypertension, but first let’s understand what we are dealing with. This is a simple and brief guide to a very big subject.

Hypertension occurs because the force of your blood pushing against your artery walls is too strong. Your heart must pump harder to move your blood.

Hypertension Measurements

Normal blood pressure. Blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or lower.

Raised blood pressure. 129 mm Hg / 80 mm Hg or less

Stage 1 hypertension. 130 to 139 mm Hg / 80 – 89-mm Hg.

Stage 2 hypertension.  140 + / 90 mm Hg +

EMERGENCY 180 / 120 – SEEK MEDICAL HELP

Hypertension – Why worry?

The consequences of untreated hypertension are life threatening; you expose yourself to the possibility of a heart attack, stroke or other serious health conditions.

Other health conditions and hypertension

Our bodies work as one organism, the cardiovascular system is not separate to our hormones, skin, organs or the rest of our body. What this means is that other health imbalances can cause hypertension and include:

Kidney issues, autoimmune diseases, hormonal changes, diabetes to name a few.

A lack of emotional regulation can also lead to temporary spikes in blood pressure; think white coat syndrome – going to the doctors can do it, road rage / losing your temper is another boost to blood pressure as is ongoing stress and anxiety.

Obviously, road rage is a brief moment but stress can be ongoing and far more insidious in terms of damage. Of course, those brief peaks in your blood pressure can be very unpleasant and potentially damaging too.

Medications

Some medications can alter your blood pressure levels. The contraceptive pill, antidepressants, steroids, and over the counter meds like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin are all able to impact your blood pressure

Hypertension – how do I know if I have it?

This is a challenge! Even when hypertension is running at high levels you will show no symptoms. Some people get headaches, nosebleeds or shortness of breath.

Test regularly this is the way to inform yourself about your blood pressure levels. Be careful of home appliances as they may not be as accurate as a regularly serviced machine in a surgery.

Get tested every two years.

Hypertension Risk Factors

The common issues that affect health of course affect blood pressure: so, diet, lack of exercise, too many stimulants (coffee, alcohol, salt, smoking) age – over 65, obesity and stress.

Hypertension can run in families and particularly for Black African or Black Caribbean people.

Hypertension Self Help

The heart is no different to any other part of the body; it needs healthy diet, regular exercise and a balanced lifestyle.

Homeopathy helps hypertension

Homeopathy provides many remedies to support hypertension but to find the remedy for you, look at the complete remedy picture. Homeopaths treat the whole person not just the symptoms so read through and see if one resonates with you.

Don’t worry if your answer is no, there are plenty more this is a basic selection.

Crategeus Oxyacantha

Hawthorn berries are part of folklore with good reason they are very supportive for people with breathing difficulties from slightest exertion. Other symptoms it helps are pressure in the chest, pain in the heart and an anxiety prompted increase in pulse.

Rubrics

Faintness and collapse

Heart failure in hypertrophy and valvular disease

Palpitations and rapid action of heart

Angina Pectoris pain above and to left stomach, pulse strong and forcible indications at hyper trophy, very tender spot left side of spine

Hypertrophy from overexertion from alcoholic, venereal and other excesses

Heart dropsy

Aconite

A top remedy for fear and anxiety so it’s no surprise that hypertension caused by anxiety, restlessness and palpitations is helped by this wonderful remedy

Rubrics

Palpitations of heart with great anxiety, heat of body chiefly in face, great weariness in the limbs

Shootings in the region of heart when moving or going upstairs

Sensation of compression and blows in the region of heart

Inflammation of heart

Chronic diseases of heart with continuous pressure on left hand side of chest, oppressed breathing when moving fast and ascending steps, stitches in region of heart, congestions to the head, attacks of fainting and tingling

Fainting with tingling

Pulse full strong hard

Pulse slow feeble threadlike with anxiety

Belladonna

Another remedy about strong reactions; in this case head related symptoms dominate with full congestive headaches. Slight motion and noise intensify the pain.

Rubrics

Violent beatings of heart, sometimes felt in head

Palpitation of heart when ascending

Trembling of heart with anguish and pressive pain

Violent palpitations of heart reverberating in head

Nux Vomica

This is a must be on the list remedy because it is a modern-day stress remedy. The diet, stimulants – drugs and alcohol, stress and lack of exercise mean people are susceptible to blood pressure issues.

Rubrics

Shootings, blows in region of heart

Anxious palpitation of heart

Palpitations agg eating from coffee, protracted study, when lying down or in morning sometimes with nausea, inclination to vomit and sensation of heaviness in chest

Kali Phos

In the same vein Kali Phos is a great remedy to address hypertension caused by worry and stress. Use this remedy when you are mentally and physically depleted, you have pushed too hard for too long and now your body is rebelling. You are exhausted and its hard to do anything!

Rubrics

Dull throbbing left side seems to stop heart beating

Vomiting of blood with palpitation

Palpitation from slightest motion / ascending stairs

Nat Mur

This is another anxiety driven remedy, people needing this remedy are chronic worriers, they try to block out their problems and create walls around themselves not letting anyone in. They replay the past like a stuck record.

Rubrics

Jerking and shooting pain in region of heart

Enlargement of heart

Fluttering motion of heart

After eating breathing impeded with violent palpitation

Anxious and violent palpitation of heart at every movement of body but principally lying on left side

This is a brief list, there are many more remedies which we will talk about so don’t worry there will be a remedy for you!

As I explained this is a brief introduction to the subject of Homeopathy helps hypertension. All of this will be expanded upon soon,