If you suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension there’s a good chance that your doctor either has you on a medication or wants you on a medication. This is the easiest and fastest method in western medicine. High blood pressure and hypertension have a cause though.
According to WebMD, the cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) cannot be determined in 95% of cases, yet on this same webpage it goes on to say that these are some causes:
- Being overweight or obese
- Lack of physical activity
- Too much salt in the diet
- Too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
- Older age
- Family history of high blood pressure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Adrenal and thyroid disorders
If you have high blood pressure then you can see that there can be a variety of causes overall. It seems that stress and a high salt diet are two of the main causes that are most prevalent overall. Different disorders such as adrenal or thyroid can be hidden factors that influence hypertension that also go overlooked too.
Understanding the cause or causes of your high blood pressure is the most important step in your healing journey. If you assume that salt is the cause of your high blood pressure because you know this is a cause but not your cause you could actually end up damaging your health. Everyone has a different set of causes for their high blood pressure but high salt (sodium) intake and stress seem to be two of the most common factors. That doesn’t mean the other indicators above should not be explored though.
If you have three causes of hypertension then you need to understand how to best heal your body and to balance and harmonize these three aspects in order to regain control over your blood pressure again. Doctors classify blood pressure risk in a few different classes of risk. In order to understand this better let’s take a look at blood pressure numbers and determine where you’d fall with your latest test.
Normal blood pressures is considered okay if your test was below 120/80 mm Hg.
Prehypertension: Prehypertension simply means that you are at risk for hypertension (high blood pressure) and is in an unhealthy state and not balanced, so if you’re here then you’ll want to pay attention to the ideas and information in this article as well as learn furtner. Prehypertension is when systolic pressure ranges from 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 80 to 89 mm Hg. Prehypertension is the beginning of high blood pressure tends to get worse over time because the imbalances get worse if not addressed.
Stage 1 Hypertension: Stage 1 hypertension is a systolic pressure ranging from 140 to 159 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 to 99 mm Hg. If you test in this range you’re considered to have Stage 1 hypertension, which is high blood pressure.
Stage 2 Hypertension. Stage 2 hypertension is a more severe form of stage 1 hypertension,It is considered a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher or a diastolic pressure of 100 mm Hg or higher. If you’re in a state of stage 2 hypertension currently then the ideas shared with you in this article today should really help you.
Now that you understand where your blood pressure score settles, you can better understand if you need to really pay attention to your blood pressure or not. If you’re in a state of prehypertension or above then you’ll at least want to do something in your favor to help lower your blood pressure and get your health back on track again.
One innovative and counter-intuitive way that helped 90% of people reduce blood pressure by 37 points was simply following a dietary and water fasting protocol. In a study involving 174 people 90% of patients involved reduced their blood pressure on average by 37 points. Imagine, in 2 weeks having your blood pressure 37 points lower. This alone dramatically reduces your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
What was the fast-acting protocol? Quite simple actually.
These 174 patients followed this simple protocol.
First: The treatment program consisted of a short prefasting period (which lasted 2 to 3 days on average) during which food consumption was limited to fruits and vegetables. So, eat only vegetables for 2-3 days, preferably organic.
Second: the patients then followed these few days of eating only fruits and vegetables followed by medically supervised water-only fasting approximately 10 to 11 days on average. Now, I can say from firsthand experience that a 10-11 day water only fast (no food this long) is very difficult. The longest i’ve gone is 4 days straight. If you’re planning to really follow this protocol it would be advisable (and very smart) to find a medically supervised water fasting facility for these days.
Third: The patients had a refeeding period (approximately 6 to 7 days on average) introducing a low-fat, low-sodium, vegan diet.
Patients had varying results, but 37 points was the average duration across the board. Patients with the most hypertension (highest blood pressure numbers) actually say the greatest improvement with this protocol.
What can you do if you cannot visit a water fasting facility for ten or eleven days? simply modify this protcol and i’m sure you’ll still see an improvement in results on some level.
Follow the first step, go two or 3 days eating nothing but fruits and vegetables. Then go two or three days without food over a weekend in a water fasting protocol. Then i’d recommend introducing your healthier diet in the form of simply eating more fruits and vegetables. Going vegan is very difficult for most people and for the majority of people it can actually be harmful to their health, too much meat can also be too though.
We can all learn from this study. More fruits and vegetables, and a period of water fasting could just be one of the best natural treatments for high blood pressures that’s hidden in science. This study was found on PubMed.gov as you can see the source below.
Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11416824, http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/blood-pressure-causes