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Hypertension

HYPERTENSION

The most common diagnosis is hypertension also called high blood pressure. Hypertension comes with a major risk for stroke, heart attack and chronic renal disease. Elevated arterial blood pressure is a major cause of vascular disease leading to cerebrovascular events, ischaemic heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. Hypertension forces the heart to work harder to pump blood. Blood pressure rises with the age. Hypertension is very common in the developed world. Hypertension is present in 20-30% of the adult population.
Normal blood pressure is 60-80/90-120.

 Vata dosha is the main causative factor for hypertension. 
The ayurvedic treatment for hypertension is ideal for long time relief from it.
According to ayurveda the aama  (toxins) and impurities  accumulate in the srotas (body channels) causing blocked circulation. Hypertension ayurvedic treatment is the natural approach to treat hypertension.
All adults should have blood pressure measured routinely blood pressure should be measured in diabetes and elderly subjects.

HYPERTENSION CAUSES

The majority of patients with hypertension have primary elevation of blood pressure which can be made better only by life long pharmacological therapy.

Factors contributing to hypertension are

Improper food habits and modern sedentary life styles
Obesity
Smoking 
overeating
Alcohol intake
Sodium intake
Stress
Insulin resistance
Renal disease
Risk factors such as age,genetics,race and family history.
Endocrine causes like conn’s syndrome, adrenal hyperplasia etc
Drugs like NSAIDs, oral contraceptive, steroids, vasopressin etc
Pregnancy- hypertension in pregnancy ,together with pulmonary embolus are the most common causes of maternal deaths.

Complications of hypertension includes coronary artely disease which is most common cause of death. Hypertensive patients are more prone to renal failure and peripheral vascular disease. Chances of stroke increases by six fold and peripheral artery disease is twice as common. Hypertensive ayurvedic treatment  is advised to be undertaken after careful period of assessment.


HYPERTENSION TREATMENT

Drugs used are diuretics, adrenoreceptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, vasodilators etc.
All drugs used to treat hypertension have side effects and, since the benefit of treatment are not immediate, the action of drugs may be a major problem. Because of such complications ayurvedic treatment for hypertension is preferred.

Newly diagnosed and young patients of hypertension are usually not advised to take antihypertensive drugs. In such cases ayurvedic apptoach for hypertension management is best suitable.Hypertension ayurvedic treatment aims in detecting it early and curing it by herbal drugs and certain lifestyle modifications. Hypertension ayurvedic treatment lowersthe raised blood pressure naturally which reduces the risk of heart diseases as well. Both shodhan and shaman chikitsa works in hypertension.

Along with modifications in lifestyle ,diet and panchakarma process like snehana,virechana,anuvasan basti,raktamokshan Ayurvedic treatment for hypertension includes use of following drugs-
Ashwagandha
Rasapachaka vati
Sutashekhar rasa
Sarpagandha
Arogyavardhini vati
Lehsunadi vati
Mahatikta ghrit


All the medications should be taken under a qualified ayurvedic practitioner. Ayurvedic treatment being the most ideal approach one can visit the ayurveic centres in the city. Few of the ayurvedic practitioners in Delhi are Dr Chanchal Sharma. 

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