What is Hypertension?
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the flow of blood on the arterial walls, while it flows through the body. High blood pressure or hypertension for a long term on the arterial walls may particularly affect heart and other organs of the body, leading to medical conditions like heart diseases and stroke.
The pressure gradient inside the arteries depend upon two factors. Firstly, how much amount of blood heart is pumping out in the arteries, secondly how much resistance the arterial walls are offering to the flow of blood. The combination of increased volume of blood flow from the heart and narrower arteries can maximise the blood pressure.
Hypertension is a very common medical condition, and easily detectable. A person may have hypertension for a long period, without having any symptoms, though it may still damage the arteries and heart, without knowing. High blood pressure for long periods of time may cause very serious health issues, like heart attack, heart failure, aneurysm and stroke.
Everyone will eventually develop high blood pressure sometimes in their life. However, hypertension can easily be detected and managed.
Homeopathy has proved very effective in controlling blood pressure, if it’s detected at an early stage, and there are no complications developed. Dr. Ashok Choudhary is the best homeopathy doctor in Jaipur, who is expert in treating the cases of hypertension.
The causes of hypertension depend upon the type of hypertension, with which the patient is suffering.
This type of hypertension is also known as essential hypertension. The exact cause of this is still unknown. It usually develops gradually, over a long period of time. Researchers believe there may be combination of factors working together to cause this type of hypertension, like-
- Genetic predisposition to hypertension
- Physical changes, like decline in the kidney functions of the body over time may result into electrolyte imbalances in the body, leading to hypertension
- Unhealthy habits and choice of lifestyle
Secondary hypertension develops due to some underlying other medical conditions. This type of hypertension develops suddenly and very fast as compared to primary one and may become dangerous. Some medical conditions that may cause it are-
- Kidney diseases
- Congenital heart defects
- Obstructive sleep apnoea
- Thyroid problems
- Side effects of certain medications like birth control pills
- Use of illegal drugs like cocaine
- Adrenal gland diseases
- Endocrine tumours
- Alcohol abuse
Signs & Symptoms
Hypertension is a silent disease. People may not know that they are suffering with hypertension for decades, until they experience any obvious symptom. If a person has family history of hypertension he should go for regular checkups to detect the disease early on to avoid any complications in the future.
Some serious symptoms of hypertension include-
- Shortness of breadth
- Chest pain
- Visual disturbances
- Bloody urine
- Risk increase with ageing
- Family history of hypertension
- Very less physical activity
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Too much salt in the diet
- Too little potassium in the diet
- Consuming too much alcohol
- Chronic conditions like kidney diseases, diabetes also increase the risk
People with hypertension for very long periods of time may develop complications like-
- Heart attack and stroke
- Heart failure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Kidney dysfunctions
- Rupturing of blood vessels in the eyes leading to vision loss
Blood pressure can easily be detected by placing an inflatable arm cuff around the arm and measuring bp using a pressure measuring gauge.
Homeopathy is very beneficial in managing high blood pressure, if it is diagnosed early, without any complications. Homeopathy can control the mild symptoms produced by hypertension, but severe ones might require immediate emergency treatments.
Homeopathic medicines have capability of reducing the tendencies in the body that increase the blood pressure inside the arteries, thus can permanently cure the disease. However, hypertension also depend upon the age factor, so everyone will develop hypertension sometimes in their life.
Dr. Ashok Choudhary is the best homeopathy doctor in Jaipur who is specialised in dealing with the cases of hypertension, and prescribe constitutional medicines for complete cure of the condition.