High blood pressure or hypertension is thought to affect 1 in 3 middle aged Australians. It occurs when your blood begins pumping at a higher than normal pressure. Left untreated, high blood pressure can contribute to a number of diseases and chronic conditions including kidney failure, stroke and heart attack.
There are usually few, if any symptoms associated with hypertension though some sufferers experience headaches and dizziness. There are however a number of recognisable factors that contribute to it occurring. These include:
- Hereditary links
- The ageing process
- Unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle
- Poor diet, especially a diet high in processed fatty foods and salt
- High alcohol consumption
- Kidney disease
Many of these factors, particularly the lifestyle based ones, can also cause the condition to worsen.
Treating high blood pressure usually requires a multi-faceted approach which includes a lifestyle and nutritional overhaul and, depending on severity, medication. Ayurveda examines the body as a whole and seeks to identify core imbalances that can lead to inflammation and blockages. These imbalances are often due to an accumulation of toxins and disruption of the bodies’ natural ability to heal itself..
To effectively treat hypertension you will work closely alongside one of our Ayurvedic doctors to diagnose exactly what is happening within your body. A variety of tools is utilised to form a thorough diagnosis, which then informs treatment. The treatment protocol will focus on restoring the balance of the body and the normal, healthy functioning of the tissues.
The treatment protocol will focus on:
- Removing the build up of toxins within the body
- Improving metabolism and circulation
- Lowering stress levels and supporting the nervous system
- Strengthening the bodies ability to heal
This four-pronged approach works beyond the surface systems to completely overhaul your health and well-being at a deeper level and may involve:
- Lifestyle modification
- Prescription of kitchen and medicinal herbal medicines
- Instruction in gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises
- Prescription of Ayurvedic rejuvenating massage and detoxing treatments
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